KD Joiners are happy to fit the following types of flooring:
Are you looking for a floor of real beauty, then a real wood floor can meet all your requirements. Available in a wide range of different species, stains and finishes. Hardwood flooring is available in either solid or engineered construction, both have their advantages and disadvantages.
Solid Wood Flooring
Solid wood flooring is made from one piece of hardwood timber. The width of the boards can range from 90mm – 210mm and the average thickness is 18mm.
You have two choices when deciding to install, you can either fully glue or secret nail to the subfloor. Secret nailing is the preferred choice and this can be done directly onto battens or onto a plywood base.
Laminate flooring is not a real wood floor but a high quality photographic image of wood. This is placed onto a HDF core board and is coated with a melamine wear layer. It is this wear layer which makes laminate flooring extremely hardwearing and much less liable to scratch than a real wood finish and makes laminate ideal for those with a busy and hetic home life due to these properties and also the ease of maintenance.
Installation is also easy thanks to the click systems the planks just click together with no need for glue, nails etc. Laminate is ideal for use in all rooms of the home or office with the execption of wet rooms such as bathrooms and shower rooms.
When you choose a laminate floor you need to be aware of the different grades and construction methods available. Laminate is graded from AC1 – AC6 with the latter being ideal for use in very heavy commercail installations.