So what are the advantages of wood flooring?
When choosing a flooring option for your new or present home, there are many options on the market. It’s important to know the advantages of wood flooring so that you can make an informed decision. We have found that in recent years carpet , vinyl and laminate are probably the most popular choices. A solid wood floor is sometimes not an option due to the cost etc, but here we will look at the advantages of having a solid wood floor or engineered floor. The advantages of wood flooring is that wooden floors are extremely easy to keep clean compared with a carpet, which as we know needs to hoovered regularly and can wear, stain and become discoloured. With a wooden floor you can give it a light hoovering and mud etc will be easily mopped up, whereas a carpet will need so much more attention. Carpets are a breeding ground for dust mites and other such parasites. With a wooden floor if you are allergic to dust mites or dust then you will reap the benefits, whereas a carpet is a haven for them. Carpets tend to absorb odours and nasty smells which are not the most pleasant additions to your home. If you take a wooden floor, then it cannot absorb these odours making it a hygienic option. If you use a polish on your floor then it will add a pleasant fragrance to your home. With a solid wood floor you cannot have underfloor heating, but if you choose an engineered board then this will a great and cost efficient way to heat your home and feel lovely and warm underfoot. A hardwood or engineered floor may cost a lot more that a carpet or laminate, but in the long run they will prove to be quite cost efficient as it will last a life time and beyond. If after a few years your floor is a little scratched with daily life and is looking a little worn, than a quick sanding and sealing will bring your floor back to life and will look brand new. An interesting fact is that according to estate agents and house or flat that has a wooden floor sells twice as fast as house with no wooden floor. Now there is another advantage of having a wooden floor. As well as being beautiful, hygienic and easy to clean, it will add money to your home. As you can see form the above there are many reasons to choose a wooden floor over a carpet or laminate. It not only adds value to your home, but will add that beautiful and natural touch. Call First Floors on 0141 638 0968 for more information on our products.