A Guide To Wooden Flooring in Kenya

You can never go wrong with installing wooden floors for your Home. Wood is a common choice when it comes to flooring because it gives a variety of colors, species, cuts, and styles. Wood flooring is a product manufactured from timber to form a flooring material. All types of wooden flooring in Kenya have unmatched natural aesthetic value and can go with any decor

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Wood flooring comes in a wide range of types and styles to fit different needs and budgets

  • Unfinished wood flooring

If you want a custom stain applied before the final finishing, then unfinished wood flooring is a good selection for that purpose. After the installation and staining of the hardwood floor, it is then given several coats and layers of protection, unfinished wood flooring is a good choice to install in the kitchen space, because the finish will seal the seams between the boards preventing any water seepage.


  • Finished wood flooring.

This type of hardwood flooring comes from the factory when it is already sanded and sealed and ready to install for your residential home. This means that the installation process will be quick. The floor is ready to walk on and does not emit any odors or volatile organic compounds(VOCs)


  • Solid wood flooring

The solid hardwood flooring is usually ⅝ to ¾ inches thick since it is solid. As much as it can be sanded and refinished as many times, this solid wood is susceptible to changes in humidity and is not recommended for use in below-grade basements.


  • Engineered wood flooring

This type of wood flooring refers to a veneer of real wood glued to several layers of wood underneath. Due to this, the engineered wood flooring has more stability over time and is recommended for use in any area of the house including below-grade basements.

However engineered wood flooring can only be sanded and refinished only twice in its lifetime depending on the thickness.


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Wood flooring has been a go-to flooring solution for many proprietors and homeowners for the past years, below are a number of pros to as why it is the preferred flooring solution.

  • Increased resale value

    Choosing wood flooring serves as a great long-term investment since hardwood floors increase the resale value of the entire house in case you consider selling it after some time, hardwood floors unlike other floors have ageless quality and can be refinished over time.

  • The illusion of space

    When properly installed hardwood flooring gives the illusion of space and provides better acoustics because they don’t give hollow sounds or vibrations. They also offer great warmth, beauty, and high-end aesthetics.

  • Ease of maintenance

    Wood floors do not require complicated maintenance routines. They are easy to clean making them a  great option for people looking for a convenient flooring system

  • Durability

      Whether solid or engineered, wooden floors are highly durable and are highly resistant to day-to-day wear and tear because of the protective layer they have. They hold the warmth better than any other floors like laminates, due to them being natural products. Aspects such as these make wood flooring an appealing alternative.


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Wrap up

Solid hardwood flooring is the best long-term investment if you want to achieve authenticity, durability, and great resale value for your residential home. The best hardwood floors are made with wood species that are readily available, oak, maple, and cherry flooring are all good choices. Therefore it is up to you to select the best choice for your residential home in Kenya.


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