Wood flooring’s popularity is on the rise and it’s easy to see why. It hosts a number of practical benefits as well as beauty, style and elegance – it’s guaranteed to lift any interior! So, let’s explore what exactly it is that makes wood flooring so popular and why you should go for it in your home if you’re between ideas.
The first thing you need to decide on before you fall in love with a particular product is which type of wood you’re going to need. It comes in two variations: solid and engineered. The main distinction between the two is that engineered wood is able to cope with the differing temperatures of underfloor heating, something solid wood cannot work with. This is due to solid wood being a completely natural product, so it warps and shrinks under heat. Due to the fact engineered wood is largely a man-made product, it is much better at cooperating with the changing temperatures. Engineered is less expensive too, but a lot of homeowners enjoy the authenticity of solid wood – so it’s all up to your personal preference!
When it comes to comparing wood to other materials used for flooring, there’s many benefits it has over alternatives. It is much easier to clean than carpet and doesn’t harbour dust and debris, perfect if you have someone with allergies in your home! Wood only needs a quick brush and mop a few times a week. This is perfect for households with pets and children where a manageable flooring is important. Be careful with what equipment and chemicals you use though, as a lot of wood flooring comes with its own cleaning instructions so read these carefully before you make up your mind.
Although wood flooring isn’t entirely resistant to water, stains and scratches, it does offer the option of being sanded down removing any stains and scratches that have occurred over the years. You can do this a number of times too depending on the wear layer, so you can only imagine how many chances you’re going to get and how long these beautiful floors can last.
As well as all this, wood flooring is one of if not the most durable choices of flooring available on the market. It will last a lifetime if cared for properly, as well as increasing the selling value of your home entirely. Therefore, because of its durability and style, wood flooring often ends up paying for itself and can be a worthwhile investment, so consider this when you’re cringing at its price tag!
There’s not much to discuss in terms of aesthesis, it’s clear to see why wood flooring is so popular! The imperfections of grains and knots will add a touch of nature and rustic appeal to your space. Wood flooring comes many different colours, textures and finishes too, you’re not restricted to only a few options. With wood flooring, there’s something for everyone and you will be sure to enjoy it in your home for decades to come.
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