The great flooring debate – why wood flooring wins every time
If you’re kitting out your home, you may have had the great flooring debate. Carpet or tiles? Lino, laminate or wood flooring?
For us at Natural Wood Floors, the decision is simple – wood flooring wins every time. But why, you ask? There are hundreds of reasons why you should install a wood floor over anything else, here’s our top five:
1. They are easy to clean and hygienic
With a wooden floor, you can avoid the stains, smells and poor air quality that come with carpet. No longer will you have to spend time cleaning up fluff and fibres, with a wooden floor it’s a simple case of sweep and go. They are also easy to clean with special antibacterial wood floor cleaners, meaning you and your family are protected from the bugs beneath our feet.
2. They are good insulators
Wooden floors are fantastic insulators and keep in the heat beautifully. That means no more cold feet and cheaper bills – what’s not to love? Furthermore, wooden floors are great for insulating sound, and can be used in conjunction with special underlays that further enhance this quality.
3. Wood looks the part and increase your home’s value
There are many design fads that can instantly age a home’s interior, but with a wood floor, you’ll be able to install a timeless look that lasts for years to come. This makes it a great long-term investment and increases your home’s value, often being more attractive than carpet or tiles.
4. They can be smoothed and sanded rather than replaced
If your wood floor starts to look scratched or tired, never fear. With a simple sand and polish they can look as good as new. The same applies if you fancy a different colour floor, or want to go for a different effect later down the line. This holds a distinct advantage over carpet, which often needs completely replacing, as well as over tiles, which are an undertaking to change.
5. They come in a range of styles and finishes
Wooden floors can come in a wide range of styles and finishes. Whether you’re after a neutral, timeless engineered oak floor or a statement black engineered oak floor – the choice is endless. Moreover, you can access different widths, woods and shades in a range oils and finishes.
If you’re looking to increase the value of your home and create a show stopping floor, why not check out our fantastic range of products? If you are looking for something that you can’t find, or have any questions, please call our friendly team today on 01525 374744, or email us here.