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Popular choices for Wood Flooring


Wooden flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners due to its natural beauty, durability, and the warmth it adds to a room. However, the cost can vary widely based on the type of wood, the style of the flooring, and other factors. If you’re looking for the cheapest form of wooden flooring, here are some options to consider:

Laminate Flooring

While not technically “wood,” laminate flooring is often considered a cost-effective alternative. It’s made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures and then covered with an image of hardwood. It’s much cheaper than traditional hardwood and also easier to install and maintain but less hardwearing than wood..

Engineered Hardwood

This type of flooring is made of a thin layer of hardwood bonded over a high-quality plywood layer. It gives the look and feel of real wood at a more affordable price. Engineered hardwood is also more resistant to moisture and heat compared to solid hardwood.

One engineered wood we stock is Jatoba Engineered Wood flooring. This wood is very beautiful, durable and hardwearing, making it ideal for floors (hardness measure of 230 LBF) and once installed, you should not need to replace them ever again.

Prefinished Hardwood

Prefinished hardwood can be a cost-effective option compared to unfinished hardwood that requires sanding, staining, and finishing after installation. The prefinished option saves labour costs and time. We stock a number of flooring options in this range.

Oak Herringbone Brushed
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Among hardwoods, oak is usually on the more affordable end of the spectrum. It is widely available and offers a classic look that fits many home styles. We stock planks and herringbone, finished and unfinished flooring.

Reclaimed Wood

If you’re open to a rustic look, reclaimed wood can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option. Reclaimed wood is salvaged from old buildings, barns, or industrial warehouses. However, the cost can vary based on the source and the history of the wood.


Pine is a softer wood and tends to be less expensive than hardwoods. It can be a good option for those who like a more rustic or country look.

Remember, the cheapest option isn’t always the best in the long term. Consider factors like durability, maintenance, and how well the flooring will hold up to your household’s traffic and usage. Installation costs and the need for subflooring or other preparation work can also affect the total cost. It’s important to balance cost with quality and the specific needs of your space. If you need any advice in this area, please do give us a call and we will be pleased to advise you.