Hardwood flooring has real credentials
Who can deny it? Hardwood flooring is very attractive to look at. Yes, it is true wood floors add a certain warmth to a home and yes, they look amazing set against soft furnishings and fabrics. Solid wood flooring is also very practical though. Read on to see why
These days we are all rushed off our feet with not nearly enough time to see friends and family. So, anything that is going to make our lives easier is always going to be a welcome addition to the home. Hardwood flooring is very easy to keep clean. It does not need to be vacuumed like a carpet or scrubbed like a vinyl floor. With a simple brush and a mop all traces of dirt or that accidental wine spillage can be forgotten about.
Wood floors give a durability and strength that a carpeted floor just cannot compete with. Carpets may become scraggy looking within a short time with the kids and pets running all over the place. Having a wood floor will be more practical, as it does not show signs of wear and tear as clearly as say a carpet does. In addition, if you do fancy a change a few years down the line, there is no need to buy new flooring- simply buy a tin of wood varnish or paint for a different look to the wood.
If you or your family members suffer from asthma or allergies to dust, getting a wooden floor may be a better option than having a carpet. Carpets are more likely to hold onto dust particles that could irritate an infection. Having a floor where the dirt and dust is clear to see means it has no place to hide and can be swept up within a few minutes.