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Lots of options exist when shopping for engineered wood floors. As well as the grain, the colour, and the staining, you can also choose whether to have the boards as a single strip floor, multi strip or parquet. Each of these are explained in a little more detail below:
The most popular option when it comes to engineered flooring, the appearance is created from a single piece of wood from the tree creating a board in one piece. This design is an excellent reflection of the natural aesthetic of the wood including the grain and structure. Perfect for installation in a room where you want to create the appearance of space.
This type of flooring is made by combining several smaller pieces of wood from the tree. Smaller pieces are often easier to find than a single board, so this type of flooring is more affordable. Great for small rooms too because it can create a sense of space.
An interesting and unique method that involves taking lots of small pieces of wood from the tree and laying these in a geometrical pattern. Parquet offers a luxurious, sophisticated floor that is often used in large, important buildings or country estates. It’s one of the best ways to make a statement and create impact with the floor. While there are many patterns, Herringbone is one of the most popular variations.
Did you know that you can choose the type of edge that finishes off each board? The edging can create a unique appeal that often depends on your personal preference. The type that you choose will depend on the final look that you would like to achieve.
With a square edge, all the planks will fit together in a uniform fashion, creating a seamless surface that blends all the boards together from plank to plank. This type of edging will give the floor a contemporary feel so it’s perfect for modern homes.
Boards with a bevelled edge enable each board to be accentuated creating a more traditional aesthetic. Bevelled edge flooring will have a very distinctive v-groove between each plank, making them much less formal than the square edge type. The deep bevel is also great at hiding tiny gaps which can appear between the boards.
Micro-bevels are a great alternative to a full bevel which can sometimes become traps for dust, dirt, and debris. With a micro-bevelled edge, the plank will have a slight groove but not as deep as the full bevel. It’s a way to distinguish between the planks but without the drawbacks.