Wooden Flooring Benefits

When it comes to flooring if you lead a busy lifestyle then you really should consider laminate flooring for a few simple reasons:

It is incredibly hard wearing.
It is cheap to buy.
It can easily be installed by one person in less than a day.
Being made of wood it is a great insulator, and thus nearly always warm on your feet.

It is very easy to clean with a hoover and a mop.
It does not show ingrained dirt in the way that a carpet does.
All of these features mean that is very easy to live with and maintain. You can buy wooden flooring in two forms, either laminate flooring or solid wood flooring.

Solid wood flooring can be very expensive though with prices starting at around A 40 per square metre, and the majority of solid wood flooring still has to be glued together, meaning that damaging just one board can mean replacing the entire floor, as one it is laid down and glued together, then that is it.

Also of note, is that in tests a lot of solid wood flooring does not wear as well as laminated flooring.
Laminated flooring in the main does not actually contain and wood! Bizarre as this seems it is often made up of a photographic image of wooden planking that then has the hard wearing clear laminate fixed on top of it. However, some laminated flooring does have thin pieces of wood in it, but this is rare.

In general it will far outlast carpet in terms of longevity and is ideally suited to high traffic areas such as lounges or hallways, making it an ideal choice for busy family households.
Laminated flooring is now very cheap to buy with prices starting from A�6-8 per square metre, this means that any damage to the floor is cheap to repair, although it could mean taking nearly the whole floor up to replace just one board. But this is now possible due to the recent innovation of click lock wooden flooring, where as with the old “Tap together and glue” flooring you would have had no choice but to completely relay the whole floor.

This decrease in cost in recent years and with the benefits in insulation that it brings means that it is now widely used by property developers, predominantly in flats as due to the nature of the product it cannot be used on stairs easily.

Unique Wood Flooring

Much has been said about hardwood floors, and it is really living up to its name in almost all aspects Beauty and strength was the most promising characteristics of any wood flooring. However, the possibilities of an outstanding material do not end there.

Customizing hardwood floors is becoming really popular instead of buying a normal plank or strip in your home and here’s why.

Uniqueness – Since the planks and the wood are customized to your home you are the only one with that set of wood flooring and that just adds the value and the unexplainable beauty in your home.

Beauty – Since the wood floors are cut to complement each side and shade in your home the geometry adds to the natural beauty of the wood. Since the wood floors are customize to your home you can also expect to eradicate the dullness of just straight planks or strip. You can collaborate with your builders about how you would like each room to look like and what ambiance you want it to project. More like planning for the whole house and creating a blue print but this time for the floor only.

Save the trees – You can save precious wood and eventually trees since the wood are custom fit you can maximize every single wood shipped in your home. Normally small planks and strip that are not adjacent are thrown away. This time every single piece of wood can be used to fill out gaps and create intricate patterns in your home.

Durability – The normal installation of the wood is already durable the planks hold each other creating a giant plank. But the geometry of custom wood floors can be designed to make more durable and tougher reducing the common problems that this material poses in time.

Fun activity – If you are a DIY person and you love problem solving then this activity can definitely keep your blood boiling with passion. It is a fun activity with a satisfying result, and the best part is that you can involve your family in the process creating more bonds between you guys.
Those are just some of the benefits of custom hardwood floor and there are many more. If you are tired of a plain straight hallway then this project is perfect for you and gives all the benefits of the material with several other more bonuses along with it.