We received the following question this week (have your own question? Use the ?Help button at the bottom of every page of this site)
I've got the opportunity to revamp our whole house and we have this idea to have the same type of flooring everywhere: downstairs as well as upstairs. Now I've looked around the old internet and read somewhere that I could get away with thinner boards upstairs 'cos there's not that much traffic going on, not as much as downstairs anyway.
I was told by a friend of mine that you would have a solution for this, 'cos everywhere else I look I end up with the same floor for both plans, the fact being that none of the thinner boards look like the thicker boards - which makes it a bit too expensive for me. So, please, let me hear your ideas!
Indeed, if there is not that much traffic upstairs, you can get away with 10mm thick boards. Downstairs we highly recommend - as you've discovered yourself - to use a thicker, at least 15mm, boards.
In our secure webshop you can find a variety in looks, the same in 10mm as in the 15mm thick high quality wood-engineered boards.
Oak Rustic, oiled natural or white
Oak Nature, oiled natural or white
It depends on your personal taste, the nature grade has fewer knots and fewer colour variations between the boards; the Rustic grade is the most popular one - giving you an authentic cottage feeling.
You didn't mention what type of house you have, if modern I suggest you take a close look at the Nature grade, what we call our "minimalistic" look; if you on the other hand prefer a "country-feel" you should opt for the Rustic version (which for the 10mm comes at only £ 29.97 per sq meter for orders over 17 sq meters)
Let us know if you need more advice?
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