Junckers Solid Wood Flooring: Something for All Tastes

When it comes to wood flooring, the choice is absolutely unbelievable, so much so that it can actually become overwhelming and/or even frustrating. I have known people to go through dozens of samples, only to then hear about another brand name, which they must see, then they have to compare it to all their previous shortlists, etc etc, repeat ad infinitum (well almost).

What I advise these people to do, is choose one brand, that either houses most of the species and finishes they have shortlisted, and/or that has the most wood flooring products within their price range. When it comes to this, one of the main choices is Junkers. The Junckers range is absolutely huge, with some of the most beautiful species and finish combinations we have ever seen. It is also pretty middle-of-the-road where prices are concerned, and comes in a 22mm thick board (in most of its finishes).

Rather than pick the top ones, which is just too difficult for me (I love all my children equally), I will simply give details of the most and least expensive Junkers wood flooring products.

The least expensive is the Junckers Ash Rustical, which has a light finish with a deep lustre and is easily capable of brightening any room. Junckers Ash Rustical is priced at just £30.90 per square meter for 14mm thick boards, and £37.41 per square meter for 22mm thick boards.

 At the other end of the scale is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful floor coverings known to man, Junckers Sylvared Classic, which is a vacuum fumed Beech with chocolate brown tones varying across the boards. Sylvared Classic will set you back £96.28 per square meter for 14mm thick boards, and £120.04 per square meter for 22mm thick boards. Read this post for more information on Sylvared Classic and its sisters Harmony and Variation, or click here to buy Sylvared online. Alternatively call 0845 602 7694 to discuss what wood floor is right for you.


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Laminate Flooring Vs Engineered Flooring

Someone just asked me the following:

I really want wood flooring, but I am on a very tight budget. I have been looking at your site and decided that I should go either for laminate flooring or engineered flooring, which is best?

Here is how the decision can easily be made:

Where is the floor going to be laid?

If the floor is in the hallway, where people come in from outside, then laminate flooring is the best bet, because it is the most resistant to damage. Laminate flooring is basically a photo of a wood panel under a thick laminate sheet.

If the floor is in the living room, or any other room that will be shown off, then engineered is the best bet because it is the closest of the two to a real wood floor. Engineered flooring is a surface layer of real wood up to a quarter inch thick, with engineered layers of ply underneath.

Do you have young children?For much the same reason as above, laminate flooring is the best option for many people with young children. Not only is it resistant to damage, but it is also easy to clean should they have an “accident” with a crayon or felt tip pen.

Do you have under-floor heating, dampness or extreme climatic changes?

Engineered flooring is capable of expansion and contraction when it is necessary. In fact it is the only wood flooring product with this capability. As we know that changes in temperature cause materials to expand and contract, as does dampness, then in these circumstances engineered flooring is the only practical choice.

Within or without those circumstances it is a matter of choice, you may want to have engineered flooring in the hall, even if you do have kids. However, when it comes to having engineered flooring, if the floor is likely to expand or contract, then it is our express recommendation.