A beautiful elegant hardwearing new floor can transform any room, the right choice will perfectly complement your home. Traditional or modern, rustic or contemporary, we have you covered. Depending on the various factors you will have, we have a variety of different floor and underlay types to choose from.
Why buy from Applewood
At Applewood Furniture we have a large selection of Laminate and Wood flooring to choose from. We keep a large stock level so you will not be disappointed. If you have any question or are looking for advice or inspiration, get in touch with us today, we are always available to help our customers choose the right flooring for them.
Types of flooring
laminate flooring Laminate flooring is a synthetic flooring material that has been designed to look like real wood flooring or stone. It has been a popular choice for a long time as generally it can be a cheaper alternative to real wood and hard wood floors. Almost anyone can install a laminate floor without the need of a professional floor fitter. In the past 10 years the range, quality and price of laminate floors has improved from a consumer’s point of view. There is now more choice of designs and styles of laminate flooring. Traditionally laminate was only available in a wood effect.
In more recent years, different designs and effects have been developed to provide you with a wider choice of looks such as: stone tiles, ceramic tiles and a wide range of different species of wood and bamboo.
With the quality of laminate flooring provided by Applewood furniture, one may easily mistake our laminate flooring for a real wooden floor. However, it is important to point out that laminate flooring does not contain any real wood at all. Each plank is made up of various synthetic layers and topped with a photographic layer of the desired design whether it be wood, stone, etc.
The surface layer can sometimes have a built-in scratch guard for added protection. The top surface of the floor is water resistant so it can cope with the occasional spill or splash.
There are many types of wood floor to choose from but solid wood flooring, also known as hardwood is of course the original timber floor. A solid wood floor is just as the name suggest. One piece of solid wood from top to bottom. Often finished with oil or lacquer and with tongue and groove edges. The manufacturing process is simple. Raw material logs and trunks of the chosen timber are cut down at saw mills worldwide into various lengths, widths and thicknesses. These raw timbers are then transferred to flooring factories where they are graded and further refined by cutting to specified sizes.
They are then sanded and often machined with tongue and grooved ends or bevelled edges. The cut timbers are then kiln dried to bring them to a specific moisture level suited to the destination country. This creates an unfinished solid wood floor suitable for the consumer. Often the floor is prefinished with a lacquer or oil before packing into boxes. Today, solid wood floors have never been so popular thanks not only to how practical and timeless they are, but a real hardwood floor can be a feature of any room and allow for almost limitless and timeless interior ideas.
At the moment we do not stock hard wood products, we hope to do so in the not too distant future