Wooden or wood effect laminate flooring adds a natural warmth and beauty to the home and can be tailored to compliment pretty much any style of decor. Both materials offer durability and if it’s engineered or solid wood, can age beautifully. Most estate agents will tell you that houses with wooden floors sell faster and for a higher price, making them a sound investment as well as a beautiful addition to your home.
The specific type and style of flooring you opt for will depend on several factors including budget, size of the floorboards and wood species. If you like thin and long planks of wood, you should choose strip flooring. If you prefer the aesthetic of very wide planks of wood, then plank flooring is the best choice, and if you have a more decorative look in mind (perhaps a geometric design) parquet flooring would be a perfect match for your taste. Below is a little guide to the three most popular types of flooring with a brief explanation of each.