13. Solid Oak, Engineered Oak and Laminate Oak Flooring
Updating your existing flooring is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give a room a new lease of life. However, with the vast range of options out there, it can be intimidating trying to select the right one for you and your budget. Flooring has been popular this year, especially engineered oak floor and laminate oak flooring. Below is a break down of the differences between solid oak, engineered oak and laminate floorings to help you make the right choice:
Laminate is the most affordable option, and the most versatile. Due to the nature of the product, a greater variety of styles can be printed on the surface, making it easier for you to find the right style for your home. It is incredibly low maintenance and easy to take care of, all you will need to do is sweep, vacuum and occasionally damp mop to keep it looking its best. It is ideal for those who enjoy a DIY challenge or want to save additional money on installation, as the 2G/5G click installation is far easier.
Engineered oak is a 3-layer 100% wood construction board, with a surface layer of genuine oak which gives it the authentic style of true hardwood flooring, without the cost. Most are easy to install yourself thanks to the 2G/5G installation. 5G installation can be up to 25% quicker than other systems – Herringbone styles can be a little more complicated. There is a wide range of oak colourings and styles to choose from, but all are sophisticated and stylish additions to your home.
Solid oak flooring is constructed from a solid piece of oak and is built to last. A true solid oak flooring is a genuine investment in your home and can last for generations if well maintained — the most expensive of the three types of flooring, but also the most attractive and long-lasting.
From all of us at Blueprint Joinery, have a Happy New Year!