What do architects need to know about timber flooring?
May 29, 2022
It is often very easy to distinguish a good timber floor from a bad one. However, when you consider the role of timber flooring in the design, things get a bit more complicated.
Technically, wood is a very straightforward building material, but it quickly gets mind-bogglingly complex when you mention species, colour, grain, finishes, or installation.
The main concern is, of course, aesthetics, but the choice of timber flooring also depends on how the floor will be used, the finishes, and the vision of the whole space.
Architects must consider all of these when designing an interior. For example, engineered wood flooring is not exactly solid wood, but it’s more suitable for underfloor heating. All these details are important when planning for the perfect home.