There are so many different options when it comes to your flooring it can be hard to choose. Carpets offer a nice soft underfoot and can be hardwearing, too, depending on the type you choose. But the carpet is also known for holding onto grime and needs a professional cleaning regularly. There are benefits of wood flooring that make it a much better choice.
Laminate flooring is the ideal option for those who want a wood feel but are on a budget, but it isn’t without its issues either. It can often be less hardwearing than real wood and lacks some of the qualities of a real wood floor.
So if you are thinking about switching up what you have for your flooring, then wood makes a great choice. One simple reason for this is that if you need to get new skirting boards installed, pine and MDF skirting boards are both great matches for a wooden floor. Read on to see more reasons why wood is the right choice.
Wooden flooring can be one of the most sustainable choices. It is designed to be long-lasting and versatile too. It won’t need to be replaced as often as carpet or laminate either.
You can opt for flooring that is from a sustainable source, too; there are many companies that specialize in having eco-friendly flooring that is from a sustainable source such as bamboo or reclaimed timber.
One of the biggest bonuses of installing real wood flooring is that it works with all design stills and furnishings. You don’t have to stick to the old tongue and grove look either. You can opt for a modern pattern or a classic one like a herringbone pattern, and you can change the tone by refinishing and staining or painting your floors to match the tones of your home.
We consider carpet to be one of the warmest options underfoot, but wood offers a lot of warmth too. Unlike its other natural counterparts, like stone or marble, wood can retain some of the heat in the room. Many people don’t know this but radiant heat works wonderfully with wood flooring to keep your rooms nice and cozy no matter how cold it gets outside.
The carpet looks clean on the surface for a while, but dirt and grime get deep into the fibers and stay there until they are cleaned out by professionals. Things like pet dander, fleas, pollen, and more can get deep into the carpet and cause allergies to flare up. With a wood floor, all of these allergens can be whisked away easily with a broom or damp mop. The wooden floor is incredibly easy to clean and maintain. Even older wooden floors can look brand new with a little sanding and refinishing.
Wooden flooring is one of the things that never really go out of fashion and never will because it is a timeless classic. Carpets can look worn after a few years, and trendy laminates, which use a thin veneer of real wood or bamboo over structural plywood can fade quickly in high-traffic areas and look dated and worn. The thing about real wood floors is that they never look dated. They are one of the classics that any house – big or small, minimalist or bright and eclectic can work well with.
Wooden flooring can add value to your home if you are thinking of resale in the future. It’s a good investment with a great return. According to Realtor.com. a homeowner will see an average of 70% to 80% return on investment (ROI) and a 2.5% increase in home resale value by installing real wood floors. So what are you waiting for?