Wood flooring has many advantages over other types of flooring out there. It adds warmth, character and style to any property whether old or new. Initial costs are admittedly slightly greater than carpet or linoleum however they can last a lifetime if regular maintenance and necessary repairs are carried out correctly. Carpets, linoleum or laminate products however don’t fare as well over time regarding general wear and tear so you might realise you are replacing these far more often as the years go by and in turn costing you additional time and money than primarily expected.
Wood floors whether solid or engineered are highly durable and resistant to every day wear and tear. Due to them being natural basic products they hold the warmth much better than any man-made laminates, tiles or stone floors so under foot they are really much more comfortable, especially in the colder months of the year. Laminates are always cold to the touch so although the initial cost benefits are good, aspects such as this will in the end always make wood flooring a more appealing alternative.
Maintenance & Hygiene
General maintenance and cleaning of any wooden floor couldn’t be easier. Wood floors are usually more resistant to liquid spills and dirt so simply wiping or brushing these away is incredibly easy unlike if the same was to happen on the carpeted area. Straight away this gives you a little more peace of mind when clearing up after children or pets.
Hygienically wood floors are far better than carpets. Pet owners and allergy sufferers will particularly benefit from this as wood floors do not harbour parasites such as fleas, dust mites, ticks or allergen producing spores. Also unpleasant odours left behind by pets or liquids that contain been spilt will no longer be a concern thanks to the simplicity of cleaning a wooden floor.
The timeless appeal of a wood floor is often overlooked and unlike any carpets, linoleum or tile patterns do not have problems with moving in and out of fashion. No one plank is ever the same so colour and shade variances add a further authentic, natural appeal to any floor space. Wood flooring has been used throughout homes for hundreds of years so you can be rest assured that the same trend will not change for years to come, ensuring you save money and time in the future. Another benefit is if the floor begins to look tired after years of use you can simply sand and seal the wood again, instantly reviving it back to its original state.
Price and budget is always a factor when purchasing any flooring. Hardwood Giant- Hardwood Flooring Company has a complete spectrum of price brackets from inexpensive to more pricier options and that means you will usually find something that fits your budget. Wood floors are a great investment whether you’re installing them into rented accommodation or your own property. The aesthetic appeal to any prospective buyer or tenant will most certainly be increased ensuring the possibility of reaching an agreement with either party quickly.