There are many different opinions on what creates the best flooring in a home… And, to be honest, many of them have at least a few points. The overall style of the home has a huge impact on what materials work inside it, and what works in one place isn’t necessarily good in another. However, a certain variety of hardwood flooring offers unique advantages that might just give it the crown for the King of Flooring.
But you probably don’t care about that sort of thing, huh? The realm of flooring is actually a very complicated place, and it’s not nearly as simple as selecting a color and slotting the boards in. That’s part of it, sure, but a heck of a lot more goes into selecting a good floor than most people expect.
Take the flexibility, for example. Changes in temperature and humidity can have a big impact on how flooring moves, stretching or shrinking the material used over the course of the year. If there’s too much change in either direction, you can get cracks and other sorts of damage, which could result in a floor being destroyed over the course of as little as one season.
Even if a certain type of flooring doesn’t break, different materials handle temperatures in different ways. Effective flooring can help keep heating and cooling costs under control, while ineffective temperatures will send things spiraling out out control.
Then there’s the strength of the wood, or how well it can hold up the furniture that humans put on top of it. When you gather together a wide-screen television, a couch, several people, and all of the extra home entertainment equipment that a building might have, then you’re talking about quite a lot of weight. Other people like to have rooms that are actual shops, and may bring heavy boxes or equipment into the chamber. Weak floors will collapse under this weight, either immediately or as the weight creates cracks. Strong floors, on the other hand, will be able to take this weight and come out looking entirely undamaged, even over the course of years of use.
These are just a few of the many issues that are involved with flooring… And failure to think about them could lead to a lot of trouble down the line. There’s a reason that premium hardwoods like Walnut are valued by so many people; the short and simple version is that they’re able to deal with just about every problem that presents itself. They’re flexible enough to deal with changes in temperature and humidity, yet durable enough to take the heavy weights. They’re resistant to damage (and barely show it when it’s there), yet still manage do conduct heat efficiently. In terms of the ease of use they have, Walnut engineered flooring offers all of the advantages homeowners really need. It’s not the cheapest, no… But repairing floors damaged by any cause can be expensive in its own right, and it doesn’t look nearly as nice.
Walnut engineered flooring can be precision-set to bring out the very best appearance of this popular wood flooring choice.