Ever since early man first looked at the ground inside his cave and decided that what it really needed was a rug made from the fur of a sabre-toothed tiger, flooring has been one of the dominant features in interior design. Nowadays there are a whole range of different flooring solutions for you to choose from, and one of the most popular is real hardwood flooring, offering as it does a whole range of benefits.
A Timeless Aesthetic
Whether you’re looking to create a traditional design or a more contemporary aesthetic, genuine hardwood flooring is a solution that can look right at home amongst any existing decor, and you can rest assured that your flooring will never go out of style. Creating a look that is at once warm, homely and sophisticated, hardwood flooring is the ideal solution for every room in your house.
Add Value to your Home
Such is the appeal of genuine hardwood flooring, installing it in your home can actually have a positive impact on the value of your property. This is both down to its long-lasting nature (a real hardwood floor can be in place for generations) as well as the quality and style of its design that sets it apart from all other flooring solutions. Should you ever come to sell your home you will find prospective buyers are delighted by the prospect of inheriting a genuine hardwood floor.
Simple to Keep Clean & Hygienic
One of the main considerations you’ll have to make when choosing your flooring is how easy it is to clean and maintain. Different solutions offer varied benefits but, although real hardwood does require a degree of upkeep, it is very easy to keep clean and hygienic.
Stains can be removed with ease while you will also be able to sweep up dirt and debris that accumulates over time – essential for keeping the floor hygienic, especially if you have young children. When you compare solid wood flooring with carpet it is far preferable, with the latter harbouring all kinds of germs and parasites that can pose a risk to your family.
As a homeowner you have a huge choice when it comes to your flooring, and it is likely that your budget will have a big say in what solution you plump for. However hardwood flooring should be seen as a solid investment that has the potential to pay dividends in the future, not to mention the many benefits that you and your family will get to enjoy each and every day.
This guest post was written by John Rooney on behalf of Posh Flooring – specialist stockists of a wide range of real hardwood flooring.