Wood - More Than A Floor!

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There’s a lot to be said for wood flooring, especially when it comes to appearance. But have you ever considered what the practicalities of it are? Well sit back and relax while we tell you just a few of them;

Durability.

When it comes to flooring solid wood is one of the most durable options available; fact. The lifespan of solid wood is one of the longest in any flooring material, not only this but it also has the ability to be sanded and refinished more than once. This means that should anything unfortunate occur with your floor you can have peace of mind in knowing that it can be rectified easily and probably look fresher than it did before. In a nutshell, you’ll often find that most wooden floors last an actual lifetime, as long as they are looked after properly of course!

Easy to clean.

One of the best things about wood floors is how easy they are to clean and maintain, unlike carpets you don't have to worry about any mishaps/spills causing permanent damage to your decor. So sit back and swap the daily grind of vacuuming for a simple sweep, you don't even have to do it every day if you’d rather not. As for the vacuum, it’s recommended that this chore is revoked to a weekly basis as oppose to every day. That’s literally all you need to know on the cleaning front, of course there are handy tips and tricks all over the internet on how to keep your flooring in the most pristine condition but we would only recommend using products that are specifically for wood that have been endorsed by manufacturers themselves.

Warmth.

Not only does wood flooring offer an extra warm and cosy appearance to the room that it is installed in, it’s also a conductor of heat. Unlike carpet, wood absorbs heat and allows it to circulate, it also maintains heat for longer due to its thermal mass being higher. So not only does it look pretty, it can save you money and energy too. Whilst a lot of wood flooring is suitable for underfloor heating we must stress that this isn't always the case so it’s important to check with the manufacturer first, this can prevent the wood from warping and permanently damaging your floor in the long run.

Value

There is a lot of speculation as to whether solid wood flooring does add value to your home and after much deliberation it seems that this is the case, wooden floors can provide extra equity when it comes to selling your house. This is mostly down to the durability of the wood, as discussed above, and the fact that wood flooring is often associated with money and class. It has been said that by spending around £400 to £600 you could improve your homes’ value by unto £1300, a worthy investment if you ask us!

So, there you have it, a couple of reasons why wood flooring is more than just a physically pleasing aspect to have around the home. 

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