Solid Wood Living Room Flooring
The living room is the heart of any home so choosing solid wood flooring will not only make it more beautiful but more desirable to spend time in too. The lounge is where the family relax after a long day at work or school so it is important this is a space you enjoy.
The living room is the show room of your house. This is where visitors are received and sometimes the living room is one of the only rooms they see. It is therefore important to make your living room look good and this is where solid wood flooring can really create an impression with its warm natural tones and stunning appearance. Adding solid wood flooring to your living room can enhance the value of your property too, should you decide to sell it.
The living room experiences heavy footfall. In many houses it gets walked on with shoes, so any solid wood flooring you choose here needs to be durable. Naturally Wood specialise in the supply and installation of many types of solid wood flooring and work with customers in Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Kent. We will help you choose the best flooring to suit your home or business premises.
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Choosing Flooring for the Living Room
When you choose solid wood flooring for your living room you need to think about what suits your home and style and what will be practical for such a heavily used space. Naturally Wood Floors can guide you through all the aspects of picking out a beautiful solid wood floor to enhance the beauty of your lounge.
There are four main things to think about, flooring type, wood type, patterns and finishes.
When it comes to flooring types for the solid wood flooring in your living room, we have a huge range to choose from, it all depends upon your home and taste.
If you want something a bit different and appealing to the eye in your living room then bespoke parquet flooring with borders is a great choice. Bespoke parquet flooring comes in a variety of designs and we can advise you on the best one for the size of living room you have. Parquet boarders add interest to your solid wood flooring especially if you choose a contrasting wood colour.
For practical reasons an aged and distressed solid wood floor is a good option for the lounge as it is less likely to show signs of wear and tear. This makes it very low maintenance and it is especially good if you have young children or dogs and cats who could cause damage to the floor.
If you have very elaborate décor then you may want quite a plain yet traditional solid wood floor in an engineered or solid T&G type. You can customise this to suit your space with your selection of wood and finish.
Oak is our most popular choice for any solid wood flooring in the home and comes in two main varieties, red or white oak. For the living room, if you have oak furniture, then this will compliment that perfectly. Oak is a medium hard wood and very durable for high traffic areas. Oak is a simple yet stunningly beautiful wood with warm and natural honey tones. It will give you an inviting yet light and spacious feel to your lounge.
For something with a more exotic and unusual appeal then Merbau solid wood flooring is ideal for the living room. Merbau is a rare and luxurious wood with much darker colouring than oak, and strength similar to teak. It’s strength makes Merbau a very hardwearing wood well suited for use in the living room.
Wenge is another dark wood that could be perfect for your living room floor. It has superb durability and strength and works well in areas of heavy footfall. It is also resistant to dents and marks and its rich almost black colour makes it very striking in the right setting.
If you want a lighter look for your solid wood flooring in your living room but prefer something more unusual and contemporary than oak, then Maple could be the answer. This wood is harder than oak, giving it excellent durability, and is very light and bright in appearance, which could help make a smaller lounge look larger. Even though it is very light it still has a warm yellow tone to the wood and as its grain isn’t as pronounced as some hard woods it has a lovely smooth feel to walk on.
Our strip and bespoke parquet solid wood flooring comes in a range of designs to suit your taste and the size of living room you have. Some are quite simple and clean in style like parquet strip and others more complex and ornate such as herringbone, basket weave and chevron. Parquet borders can be added to any design in a variety of wood types and designs.
We have a large choice of stains, lacquers, oils and special treatments to finish your solid wood flooring beautifully and give it a really unique feel for your living room.
A hardwearing lacquer will keep your flooring low maintenance and protect it from scuffs, marks and dents.
If you prefer a more natural look to your wood then one of our many oils will highlight the natural beauty of the wood without losing the look of it’s original grain and colour.
Maintaining Your Living Room Floor
When it comes to maintaining your solid wood flooring then it’s all about the
finish that has been applied to the wood, rather than the flooring type itself.
A lacquer finish should last between 2 and10 years as long as it has had regular cleaning and a refresher maintenance polish has been applied. If the lacquered finish starts to display patches of wear then it must be sanded down and fresh lacquer applied.
An oiled finish requires slightly more maintenance than lacquer. An oiled floor must be re-oiled every 1 to 3 years. It does however only need to be sanded and repaired in the areas that need it, rather than having to re-do the whole floor, as new oil blends well with the existing finish.
Another way to help maintain your floor is with the use of rugs, which are popular in the centre of a living room or in front of a fireplace. These will add both warmth and visual interest whilst they help to preserve the life of the floor.
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