Now that you have chosen to install real hardwood flooring, it’s time to start looking at the various options within this choice! Firstly you need to decide on the quality of plank cut, picking between, plain sawn, quarter sawn or rift sawn cuts depending on taste, budget and of course, where you want it laid. Once this is settled you can go about deciding on which style of the solid hardwood flooring is best suited to your home or area.
Here are the different solid hardwood flooring options available most commonly in South Africa.
Strips – Strips are basically planks made up of smaller strips of solid wood. They create an attractive linear design that is fabulous for making areas look larger than they are. This is the most common and most affordable of hardwood flooring styles.
Planks – Planks are, yes, you guessed it, plain old solid hardwood planks, no bows, no frills, no cunning designs, just good old fashioned wooden planks.
Parquet – parquet flooring is that gorgeous style of hardwood flooring you find in old buildings. It is made up of small oblong blocks of wood laid in a herringbone type configuration to create a beautiful patter across the floor. Parquet would be your most expensive option as far as solid hardwood flooring styles are concerned.