Solid Wood Flooring Room Suitability


Living Spaces

Living rooms have a stable temperature, low moisture levels and low footfall, all of which are ideal for a solid wood floor.

Kitchens

Because the kitchen can be a demanding area for floors – with water splashing and temperatures changing – we wouldn’t recommend using solid wood floors. The reason being, solid wood can warp when overexposed to water and humidity. Instead, consider some of your other flooring options here.

Bathrooms

It would be near impossible to look after a solid wood floor in a bathroom, purely because wood can react so badly to humidity and splashes. If you do want to acheive the look of a wooden floor in your bathroom we recommend looking at our range of Quickstep waterproof laminates. For other flooring options read our dedicated explanation here.

Conservatories

The temperature in conservatories can vary more than any other room, and this can cause a lot of expansion and shrinking in solid wood floors. Because of this, solid wood can’t be laid in conservatories. Instead, try our engineered floors .

Underfloor Heating

Because underfloor heating creates so many hot and cold patches, the shifting temperature can cause solid wood boards to warp, so we do not recommend their use with underfloor heating except when using a Junckers solid wood floor. There are other floors which you can use, though, read more here.

Basements

Basements can vary hugely in temperature which means the moisture in solid wood floors will rise and fall. For this reason, solid wood floors could shrink and expand in basements. Instead, try our engineered floors .

Stairs

Solid wood floors are stable and grippy enough to avoid any potential accidents so perfect for stairs.

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