Wood flooring remains a favourite flooring option in our homes. Hardwood or solid wood flooring is characterised by its warmth, beauty and durability underfoot and, while it's often the more expensive option, it's longevity gives laminate floors and engineered boards a run for their money. Solid wood looks beautiful even as it ages and is wonderfully versatile. That said, engineered woods - made by applying a thin-wood veneer to manufactured boards - have a cost-effective longevity and offer a good alternative to solid boards. The variety of natural colours, grains and stains available makes wood, or wood-look flooring, a good option for any room in your home. Here are a few of our favourite wooden flooring options.
1. Schrieber Dusk Real Wood Flooring
This resilient solid wood flooring is ideal for high traffic areas in the home - such as kitchens, living areas and hallways. It's gently aged to create a subtle, distressed finish with subtle silver tones, which blends beautifully with traditional or contemporary furniture. 15mm thick. Price shown is for one pack of 10 planks with a coverage of 1.47 sq m.
2. Natural Bamboo Solid Wood Flooring
This easy-to-clean solid bamboo wood flooring, has a beautiful pale colour that sets off clean, modern styling. Its smooth, hard-wearing texture means that it stands up to daily wear and tear well. What more could you want from your flooring? 15mm thick. Price shown is for one pack of 10 planks with a coverage of 0.9 sq m.
3. Sotto Natural Oak Real Wood Top Layer Flooring
A natural oak top layer, with a brushed and embossed finish, gives the appearance of solid wood flooring. Its engineered base layer is resistant to heat and moisture changes making it a good option in kitchens and garden rooms. 14mm thick. Price shown is for one pack of seven planks with a coverage of 1.37 sq m.
4. Solid Coffee Oak Wood Flooring
The soft brown colour and lacquered finish of this solid wood plank enhances all its natural detail. With a classic tongue and groove fitting mechanism, this flooring comes in random plank lengths of between 300mm and 1200mm. 18mm thick. Price shown is for one pack with a coverage of 1.5 sq m.
5. Westco Brushed Solid Oak FSC Wood Flooring
This hard-wearing solid oak wood flooring is finished with a UV lacquer and has a glueless locking system, making it a durable option for floors throughout the home. 15mm thick. Price shown is for one pack with a coverage of 1.01
6. Classic Oak Solid Wood Flooring
This natural-toned solid wood flooring, with a three-strip pattern, gives floors a unique random pattern when laid. Well-suited to less formal interiors - think country-style homes, for instance. 12mm thick. Price shown is for one pack of six planks with a coverage of 1.02 sq m.
7. Hygena Soft White Engineered Wood Flooring
Achieve the look of an antiqued solid wood with this engineered flooring. The thin top layer of solid timber gives you a real wood finish with more stability than a laminate. 12mm thick. Price shown is for one pack of eight planks with a coverage of 1.44 sq m.
8. Vivace Antico Oak Real Wood Top Layer Flooring
With an oak top layer and an attractive matt finish, this engineered wood flooring gives the appearance of solid wood. Its engineered base layer is resistant to heat and moisture changes, meaning it's a durable option for any area of the home. 10mm thick. Price shown is for one pack of 14 planks with a coverage of 2.1 sq m.
9. Antique Sienna Solid Wood Flooring
Add a deep and luxurious finish to a floor, with this gorgeous, chocolate-coloured solid wood flooring. Its narrow plank format and random plank lengths (between 300mm and 1200mm) create a more relaxed finish than standardised boards. 15mm thick. Price shown is for one pack of 10 boards with a coverage of 1.19 sq m.
10. Natural Solid Oak Cappuccino Wood Flooring
The hardwax oiled finish gives this solid oak flooring a natural look and strong protective coating. It’s relatively easy to install, too. Price shown is per sq m. One pack has a coverage of 1.23 sq m.
Get the Ideal Home Newsletter
Sign up to our newsletter for style and decor inspiration, house makeovers, project advice and more.
Jennifer is the Deputy Editor (Digital) for Homes & Gardens online. Prior to her current position, she completed various short courses a KLC Design School, and wrote across sister brands Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes, Country Homes & Interiors, and Style at Home.
Here's how to get rid of a mattress that's seen better days
Making room for a lovely new mattress? Here's how to get rid of a mattress that's seen better days, whether recycling, selling or donating
By Katie Sims
This stunning kitchen makeover is a unique blend of minimal Scandi design and Victorian character
Getting the colour right was key to this makeover
By Laurie Davidson
Pantone announced its colour of the year for 2024 – it’s the nurturing, mood-boosting shade no one saw coming
This is the soothing shade that’s set to be everywhere next year – meet Peach Fuzz, Pantone’s colour of the year 2024
By Sara Hesikova
Laminate Flooring - Our Pick of the Best
Create a new look for your floor with price-friendly and easy-to-install laminate flooring, we've picked 10 of the best.
By Rachel Homer
Budget Carpets - Our Pick of the Best
From plain neutrals to smart stripes and classic floral there's a carpets that won't cost the earth
By Julie Butterworth
Floor Tiles – Our Pick of the Best
Looking for floor tiles or inspiration to refresh your floors? Step inside and check out our shortlist of the best floor tiles out there
By Stephanie Hendries
Bamboo flooring - how to buy
Everything you need to know about wood flooring
By Jennifer Drew