Stylish, hygienic and easy to maintain, there’s a lot to love about a wooden floor. Here’s our pick of the top 5 reasons to choose one for your home.
Aesthetics are hard to ignore
Wood has a timeliness appeal. Carpet, linoleum and tile patterns and colours definitely go in and out of fashion, but the appeal of wood has lasted centuries and continues to allure. You will find that with a minimal maintenance programme, these floors actually look better as the years go by.
Good quality wooden floors, whether hardwood or engineered flooring, will last you decades. “Both floors are extremely strong, particularly engineered flooring that has been designed to stand abrasive cleaners. They are definitely the preferred choice for many,” says Stanley from Power Dekor, who has been installing wooden flooring in Auckland for more than a decade.
Hygienic and easy to clean
A simple brush or light vacuum will keep you wooden floor, whether hardwood or engineered flooring, clean. You’d especially appreciate this if you’re a pet owner or have young children. Wooden floors are definitely a more hygienic choice – no hiding parasites and allergens to be found as you would in carpets. In addition to germs, carpets can harbour unpleasant odours, not so in wooden floors.
It may come at a higher initial cost, but wooden floors are more cost effective in the long run. If after a few years your wood floor has been scratched or is a bit damaged due to heavy wear and tear, a simple sand and seal will bring it back to new again. This is a lot less costly than refitting a new carpet.
With the invention of engineered flooring, the variety of wooden flooring available has increased considerably. Whatever your home style, there is a wooden floor to suit it. The best part is the rice – aesthetically similar to hardwood floors, engineered flooring can come at almost half the price!