Wood Floors – Not for Normal kitchen floors

hardwood wooden flooring

Pros

Comfort – kitchen is a high-traffic area and one where you spend a lot of time. wood feels great under bare feet in just about any temperature because it’s not susceptible to extremes of heat or cold.

Softness – If you drop a glass or ceramic bowl on a tile floor it’s basically guaranteed to break. wood, by contrast, is a softer material that can be a little more forgiving.
Cons

Damage – More than other types of materials, hardwood is vulnerable to water damage. Considering how many of your kitchen appliances use water you need to be especially cautious about leaks and spills. Prolonged exposure to water can cause the floor boards to warp, which is expensive to fix. But with proper care and maintenance, this does not need to be a concern.

In truth, A spill or puddle that is mopped up quickly will never cause a problem. It’s standing water, or an unresolved leak, that will cause a level of damage that would require a replacement.
Durability – Since wood is soft it’s possible to dent, ding, and scratch it.Water is a hardwood plank’s worst enemy. Water damage will cause a plank to warp and/or split.  tile or concrete are the most water-resistant flooring options, but wood is a close second/third.

 

 

hardwood

wood flooring include  hardwood, softwood,bamboo, engineered wood

Hardwood

higher density than most softwoods. more fire Resistance. typically more expensive than softwood.hardwoods are more likely to be found in high-quality furniture, decks, flooring, and construction that needs to last.

Examples of hardwood trees include alder, balsa, beech, hickory, mahogany, maple, oak, teak, and walnut.

Softwood

Softwoods have a lower density, poor Fire Resistance.typically less expensive compared to hardwood.About 80% of all timber comes from softwood. Softwoods have a wide range of applications and are found in building components (e.g., windows, doors), furniture, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), paper, Christmas trees, and much more.

Examples of softwood trees are cedar, Douglas fir, juniper, pine, redwood, spruce, and yew.

Bamboo

A bamboo floor is a type of flooring manufactured from the bamboo plant.

Engineered wood

Also called composite wood, man-made wood, or manufactured board, includes a range of derivative wood products which are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibres, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite materials. These products are engineered to precise design specifications which are tested to meet national or international standards. Engineered wood products are used in a variety of applications, from home construction to commercial buildings to industrial products.

Typically, engineered wood products are made from the same hardwoods and softwoods used to manufacture lumber. Sawmill scraps and other wood waste can be used for engineered wood composed of wood particles or fibers ( MDF or particle board. )
But whole logs are usually used for veneers and for plywood

 

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