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Wooden Flooring - Benefits for the Home

Updated on October 18, 2013

Luxurious Wooden Flooring

When we think of wooden flooring, usually the first thing that springs to mind is the fabulous New York homes from a Woody Allen Movie. Nothing spells taste like a luxurious wooden floor stained in dark tones contrasted against the simple elegance of a minimalist room. However there are more than aesthetic advantages to having wooden floors. One of the many benefits includes the fact that this will automatically increase the resale value of your home. Added to this, you have the benefit that your boards can be varnished and re-varnished as often as you like.

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Allergies and Maintenance

Allergies – Lung diseases such as asthma have never been more prevalent than they are today. Asthma is a very serious and often life threating inflammation of the lungs. With wooden flooring the problem of dust mites and animal dander is immediately minimalized; unlike carpet where dust mites are free to hide and lay their eggs. This is one of the reasons so many people have opted for wooden flooring in their homes.

Maintenance - Wooden flooring is very easy to care for. Daily vacuuming or sweeping will ensure dust particles are kept off the floor. You can also polish your floor regularly to keep it shiny. When the floor seems to be looking lack lustre, you may simply sand the floors using an industrial powered sander and then varnish to your desired taste. Unlike carpet which shows up dirt very easily, wooden floors are easy to remove dirt from so there’s never a reason to have grimy floors. A good handyman can help with the upkeep of floors.

Customisation – With so many options to choose from, for example parquet or different types of wooden floor boards, the world is your oyster in terms of the style you wish to achieve. Maybe you would like dark boards contrasted with lighter pines – anything you want can be installed. Simply discussing your options with your professional floor installer, they will help you to plan the floor of your dreams. Also, you can paint your boards white if you want to go for a Scandinavian theme.

Style – Very few things in life have the elegance that wooden floors in your home provide. With their sleek appearance, you give your home instant glamour. Although you can get cheaper versions in laminate tiles, the real thing is always better. It is a matter of taste. When you can fully appreciate the quality of the wood you choose, all of its properties such as oak: reflect on the fact that you are laying down beams each with their own history and patterns onto your floor. The same cannot be said of laminate as this contains only pictures of wood.

Increased Value - Perhaps one of the main benefits of having hardwood flooring is the value it adds to your property. Financially it is a wonderful investment to make as it will really increase the re sale value to your home when it comes to auctioning the property. It is a large selling point when it comes to showing your home on the market.


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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A very interesting hub. I believe wooden flooring exhibit class an are the ultimate in looks. Some lovely photos you have in here. Voted up & interesting.