TIM­BER LAND

Should we keep knock­ing on wood? De­spite the fact that they are not easy to main­tain, noth­ing spells so­phis­ti­ca­tion more than this type of floor­ing.

India Today - - HOME - By RIDHI KALE

There ex­ist over 50 dif­fer­ent species of wood to choose from. Home­own­ers of­ten find them­selves con­fused when se­lect­ing from a vast ar­ray of woods avail­able in the mar­ket. Of course, pres­ence of flaws like knots, worm­holes or saw marks de­creases the value. Each species has a dif­fer­ent ideal hue and de­gree of grain uni­for­mity, but as a rule of thumb, the fewer the flaws, the more con­sis­tent its colour and grain, the more ex­pen­sive it is. Here's why this floor­ing never goes out of style.

SOLID HARD­WOOD, STILL A FAVOURITE

“The looks, re­li­a­bil­ity, qual­ity and grain work of a solid wood floor can­not be matched with any other floor­ing. How­ever, one should en­sure that the solid wood floor is pro­cessed and the mois­ture con­tent is be­tween eight per cent and 12 per cent. This can be mea­sured through a mois­ture me­ter,” says Suresh Ku­mar Man­sukhani, Coun­try Man­ager, In­dian Sub­con­ti­nent, Junck­ers, adding, “Mois­ture level over 12 per cent is harm­ful as it al­lows huge ex­pan­sion and con­trac­tion due to cli­matic con­di­tions re­sult­ing in warpage of the floor­ing.”

Ash nordic plank from Junck­ers has a beau­ti­ful light hue

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