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Choosing Wooden Floors for Your Extension

Adding a classy, refined touch to any room, the perfect wooden flooring is an investment that lasts a lifetime. With so many options on the market today, it can be hard to know which layout, colour or wood type to choose for your new project. Covering the Maidenhead and High Wycombe areas, D. Mitchell Brickwork constructs extensions of exceptional quality for homes of any size. In addition to providing you with a reliable structure to work with, our bricklayers in Chalfont also undertake groundworks.
For more information on how our bricklayers can help you with your home, contact us today. Our website gallery hosts examples of the stunning property extensions we build for customers across the local area.

There are several important factors to consider when choosing new wooden flooring, but once you have a grasp of the basics, you are well on your way to having an installation that you can be proud of. Key factors include:


When it comes to durability, hardwood floors can withstand the stresses of day-to-day life with ease. Able to be sanded down and stained multiple times over the course of their lifespan, they are a fantastic, natural product that has been used in homes for centuries.

However, we recommend engineered wood for rooms such as kitchens, utility rooms and bathrooms. This is due to the low absorption rate, which means that engineered wooden planks are less likely to warp.

With a plywood core and a hardwood veneer, engineered wood is a smart choice for property extensions in Maidenhead, High Wycombe and the surrounding areas.

Different Shades

There is a huge range of different wood shades to choose from, from pale grey to deep brown, or even vibrant gold. A versatile material, ash, maple, beech and pine are all excellent options for a lighter flooring installation.

If you prefer a richer, darker shade, why not opt for teak or dark oak? Floors can be stained to alter their colour, and you can change the shade whenever you wish.

Be aware that areas in direct sunlight are prone to fading over time. This natural shift can have a pleasant effect, but if you prefer the original tone of your floors, you should consider having UV filters applied to your windows.

Layouts and Patterns

Once you have decided on the material and the shade, you can now focus on how you would like your new flooring to be laid out. You can either opt for a traditional straight layout or one of several parquet designs.

A straight pattern adds a timeless look and is arguably the most versatile layout. Herringbone, chevron, basketweave and brick parquet flooring are great ways to add some personality to your new room.

With property extensions, you have an opportunity to create a new space with its own sense of character. D. Mitchell Brickwork is proud to serve the Maidenhead and High Wycombe areas.

To find out more about what our bricklayers can do for you, contact us today on 07500 212285 or 01494 260605. We cover the Maidenhead and High Wycombe areas with property extensions.