If you are designing a new home or you are planning to renovate your existing home or an investment property, you will, at some stage, have to answer the question about the type of flooring to choose. Over the past few years, timber flooring seems to be an obvious choice for many. Writing down the project requirements may look a bit like this:
- What will a timber floor look like?
- Does it have an ambient quality?
- How easy, or hard, is it to install?
- What will it cost?
- How difficult or easy is it to clean?
Let’s look at a few important points that, when explained, will put you in a better position to make a decision.
Different Flooring Material
While there are many different types of flooring material available on the market, such as tіlеѕ, slate, ѕаndѕtоnе аnd оthеr dесоrаtіvе fіnіѕhеѕ, dоn’t forget thаt tіmbеr flооrіng оffеrѕ соnѕіdеrаblе bеnеfіtѕ tоо. These days, interior designers and architects are recommending timber as a better alterative as there have been some improvements in the product over the years. It’s a versatile choice for flooring.
Some Other Considerations
Don’t get caught up on the pricing as being the most important factor in your decision because there are some other aspects you should be thinking about.
Check out the ongoing maintenance and the overall life of the flooring you choose and factor these into the consideration of cost. The top four benefits of opting for timber flooring in your home are:
- The Look
The warmth of the wood, and the beauty of natural timber make a huge difference and certainly add value to any house. It might have cost more at the installation point but you will more than recoup the costs because the flooring will retain its value way beyond other material such as carpet. Remember that timber ages beautifully and will retain that colour and warmth for many years to come.
Did you know that a timber floor gets harder over time and even becomes more resilient to the detrimental effect of dirt and grime? There’s not too many places in a wood floor that dust mites can hang out. Spillages are simply wiped away and if you sweep the floor regularly and vacuum at least once a week, your expensive investment will look its best every day.
Timber floors provide an allergy free environment which is good news if there are asthma sufferers in the household. This is not a figure to frighten, but considering that a square meter of carpet can contain 100,000 dust mites, it makes timber flooring an even better choice.
- Eco Friendly
While timber flooring might not satisfy the ‘tree-huggers’, most environmentally conscious people agree that using forests is a great way of ensuring future tree growth. Timber flooring is an acceptable green alterative to other material. Manufacturers and suppliers ensure the sustainability of the product by supporting responsible use of forestry resources.
These benefits and advantages of choosing to install timber flooring in your new home or that renovation are evident. Once you walk into your new home and see the timber floor, you will know that you have made the right choice.