When you are considering laying gleaming timber floors in your house or apartment, the first thing you will need to decide is the system of flooring you need to lay. The table below might help you with making decision on choosing right floors for your rooms.
|Laminate floor||Durable; easy to take care||Cant be sanded in future||Cheaper||
With required underlay.
|Engineered floating floors||Real timber veneer; natural products||Hardness varies for different woods; Have to use more carefully||Varies for different woods|
|Bamboo Stand wovenClick System||Very hard; Green products||Less colors to choose from.||Not cheap; but more affordable than hardwood|
|Strip floors||Laid directly on battens or plywood. Strong and preferred installation||Cant be done on concrete.Usually not allowed to be used in apartment||Varies||No.Maybe ok for groundfloor.|
|Gluedown floors||Some timbers||Can be laid directly on concrete||Cost more on glue, labor, cleaning glue after installation||Varies||Ok with special underlay.|
|Parquetry||Laid on different patterns||Expensive on material and labor||Expensive||No.
Maybe ok for groundfloor.
Simply guide, Good luck!