Why Choose Wood Flooring
What’s in Your Carpet?
There up to 100,000 Dust Mites in a square meter of carpet.
Dust Mites are a major cause of allergies and asthma especially in the elderly and children. Approximately 10 percent of people exhibit allergic sensitivity to dust mites. Harmful Dust Mite allergens come from their fecal pellets and body fragments.
Bugs tend to stay within crevices that are out of reach of light. Your carpet offers a great hiding location for bugs. Bugs can hide in the crevices between the carpet and the wall or skirting boards. They also hide underneath the carpet. At night time bugs will leave their hiding place in the carpet and crawl up bed stands, and then feed on you and your family. The most effective method of getting rid of bugs in your carpet is with the use of insecticides. Now you’ve got insecticides in your bedroom!
Choosing a Wood Floor
Wood flooring in a home provides natural warmth and genuine comfort. It is a unique and noble flooring texture, which also boasts environmental friendliness. There are three types of wood flooring available today: Solid wood, Engineered and Laminate.
Solid Wood Flooring
Solid wood has the obvious aspect of being the most expensive option for your home. Each board is carved out of a distinct piece of timber, offering a truly unique floor covering that is timeless, elegant and authentic. Warm to the touch, durable, hygienic and extremely good for allergy sufferers, what’s not to love about a Solid Wood Floor?
Engineered flooring has all the advantages of a solid wood floor without the same cost. A real wood top layer combined with a stable base, means engineered wood floors are a practical and authentic choice in both look and feel. The innovative construction provides extra strength making engineered wood flooring even more versatile and durable than solid wood flooring. Where solid wood has the tendency to mark and scratch, especially where high heels and movement of furniture is concerned, engineered flooring is much more hard-wearing than solid wood flooring.
Laminate Flooring has come a long way in both look and finish since it first came on the market in the late 1970’s. Laminate is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures. The image of hardwood is then placed over the composite wood, covering it to form the laminate. It is more durable and resists scratches, moisture and wear and tear. Laminate flooring is also easier to clean. Laminate flooring is the most durable flooring you can install with certain laminates lasting 20 to 25 years or more before they need to be replaced and its eye appeal has been improved in recent years, with some laminates being hard to distinguish from real solid wood flooring.