Wood Vs Concrete Floors

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Choosing between various types of flooring for your home can be tricky, especially if you aren’t all too familiar with the pros and cons of each and which will suit your needs and style best. That’s why our experts at Forté have written a guide on concrete vs timber flooring for your property.

Wood flooring is defined as any product manufactured from timber that is specifically designed to use as flooring. Wood is perhaps the most common choice of flooring material available today and often comes in a variety of wood types, colour, shapes and styles.

Concrete flooring is typically a flat slab formed of concrete to produce an even and durable floor surface. Most often used in basements, garages and outdoors, polished concrete floors are now making their way into homes as an alternative option.

Let’s take a look at which is the best option for your home.


If you’re looking for a classic and luxurious feel to your home, it’s hard to look past timber flooring. There’s a reason they’ve been a staple in New Zealand homes for decades. Wooden floors can align with all types of home aesthetics, adding simplicity and warmth to modern-looking homes or accentuating a classic feel in older homes. With a multitude of colours and styles to choose from, there is more room to manoeuvre in matching colour schemes and creating a personalized looking home. Forté engineered wood floors provide a foundation for beautiful and long-lasting interiors in New Zealand. Our flooring has an engineered construction providing ultimate stability, and ensuring it can be enjoyed for generations.


Concrete floors have an industrial look and feel to them which can be suited to ultra-modern or brutalist-style homes. Being synonymous with the rooms and spaces we outlined above, they are a relatively new introduction to interiors. Despite being cold and hard, they work well in large open spaces and kitchens as they are durable and easy to clean. Concrete floors take quite a bit of work to pour the concrete, grind it to a perfectly flat finish before polishing the surface.


Both options are durable and long-lasting. Whilst concrete offers one type of aesthetic, wooden floors give you more customization and choice, for example, for smaller rooms you may decide to choose a lighter color of wood to make the room feel more sizable. Concrete has a more limited choice and only suits ultra-modern houses. Wood adds more warmth and creates a cosy space with a sustainable product.

Get in touch with us today to find out more about our hardwood floors and how you can add them to your property

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