When it comes to choosing the floor surface for a house, the two top preferences are hardwood or carpet. Both have their benefits, but overall, hardwood is the optimum choice. So what are the key benefits of choosing hardwood flooring over alternatives such as carpet?
Hardwood (and, in particular, oak flooring) surfaces throughout a house can last a lifetime. On average, carpets will start to look scruffy and require replacing after 10 years. With proper care, it is not surprising to see significantly aged wood floors that look as good as (if not better than) a freshly laid surface.
Easily maintained and cleaned
With numerous people walking all over it every day, it is inevitable that hardwood flooring will eventually show signs of wear and tear. Fortunately, oak flooring and other hardwoods can easily be retouched to give a whole new lease of life! Cleaning carpet can be a real effort – in contrast, wood flooring simply requires a quick vacuum and a wipe down.
Help to alleviate allergies
A great benefit of hardwood flooring is that it won’t harbour dust mites and other allergens like carpet can. Wood floor surfaces also don’t absorb smells, ensuring your home won’t have that musty, stale carpet scent. For allergy sufferers, this is a priceless advantage that can make their lives drastically easier and much more comfortable.
For us, it’s a no-brainer: the timeless hardwood flooring wins every time.
Take a look around our site if you would like to learn more about our wood flooring services. If you wish to enquire about oak flooring in South Wales, need more advice, or would like a free quotation, contact M Flooring today on 01443 520020 or email email@example.com.