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Common wood flooring mistakes to avoid

Wood flooring is a wonderful way to upgrade a home. Here are common mistakes that are made with this type of flooring to avoid.

Installing in unsuitable rooms

While wood flooring looks great, it is not practical for high-moisture bathrooms and utility rooms, as hardwood can warp when very wet. To enjoy the look of natural wood in the bathroom, install water-resistant laminate flooring instead.

For households with pets and young children, wood flooring may not be the most suitable choice. Dogs may scratch wood, and children could be injured when falling on hard surfaces. If households with young children and pets want to install wood flooring, cover the primary areas of the room with rugs. When the children are older and pets well trained, the rugs can be removed.

Using cheap underlay

Wood is not a low-cost flooring option, but some try to save money by using a cheap underlay. However, decent-quality underlay protects the floor and can absorb sound to make the room quieter and more relaxing. A wood floor installer can recommend the most suitable underlay.

Not taking advantage of samples

Flooring can look different under shop lighting or online compared to in the home. Some people make the mistake of buying flooring without first taking a sample home to see whether the colour goes with the wall shade and furniture.

Wood flooring is available in a variety of timber types and colours to match various decor styles, from traditional to contemporary. Hardwood flooring in Cheshire and Wirral homes is a popular natural material that, if looked after, will last for many decades.

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