Whether you’re renovating a room in your home or completely constructing a new commercial space, you’ve probably asked yourself: “Should I go with timber flooring or carpet?”
Even though timber flooring is a reliable and attractive choice, we understand that a lot of people might not understand the actual benefits of this type of flooring. As flooring experts, this is where we can help!
We’ve put together our top 8 reasons why you should choose timber flooring for your residential or commercial property.
Reason #1 – Stylish Appearance
Nothing looks as stylish, clean and beautiful as timber flooring. Hardwood can instantly give your home a feeling of warmth, prosperity and elegance.
We don’t know what it is, but there’s something about timber flooring and the way it looks. It doesn’t matter how popular it is or how often you see it in a home, because the look and feel of it will never get old.
The best part is that you can almost match any interior décor to your home and the timber flooring will just seamlessly fit in. No matter what the style of your home is, timber flooring will work!
Reason #2 – Easy Maintenance
We don’t know about you, but for us, when we are deciding on new floors for a space, maintenance is at the forefront of our mind. You don’t want to have flooring in your home that is too much to handle.
This is why it makes us so happy that timber floors are very easy to clean and maintain. That’s right, they’re stylish AND easy to maintain. It’s really a win, win.
Timber floors don’t gather too much dirt, dust or bacteria like tiles and grout do. A simple mop and vacuum will be all most timber floors need. Of course, it’s important to note that each and every timber floor will require different maintenance.
Reasons #3 – Health Value
If you are prone to allergies or suffer from asthma, we know you’ll appreciate the health benefits of having timber flooring over carpet in your home. As mentioned just before, hardwood flooring is quite easy to clean, which means there won’t be a build-up of dirt and bacteria.
If you spill something or notice dirt building up on your timber flooring, you’ll be able to see it! From there you can just take the actions that need to be taken to clean up the space.
We promise you, having a clean floor will make a huge difference to the overall health of your home.
Reason #4 – Timeless Look
Ahhh reason #4, probably one of our favourite reasons. But why you ask?!
Timber flooring is TIMELESS!! It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at original hardwood flooring or an engineered timber flooring for your home, because any type of timber flooring will only get better as it ages.
You could honestly install timber flooring into your home today and it’ll still look amazing and be ‘on-trend’ in 15 years. There’s nothing better than a timeless, classic flooring that LASTS.
Reason #5 – Variety of Choices
There are so, so, SO many choices of timber flooring out there. For example, below are just a handful of hardwood flooring we offer:
With a variety of choices available, you can choose a floor that suits your wants and needs. From colours, styles and stains, there is a wide range of appearances.
Reason #6 – Strong & Durable
Quality timber floors are strong and durable. The two best things when looking for a long-lasting floor for your home.
When comparing timber flooring to carpet, it was found that carpet flooring on average needs to be replaced every 5 years. Whereas good quality timber flooring usually lasts as long as the building lasts. We know which flooring we’d be picking!!
So, if you think your flooring will endure a lot of foot traffic from your family, toddler, pets or employees, then timber flooring is the way to go!
Reason #7 – Cost-Effective
Even though timber flooring might not seem like the cheaper option, in the long-term it will be! You won’t have to worry about getting your floors professionally cleaned, like you would if you had carpets.
Even if you feel like your timber floors need a little refresh after a few years from any scratches or heavy use, all it’ll need is a simple sand and seal.
In the long run, you’ll find that repairs and maintenance for timber flooring are much less than other options.
Reason #8 – Sustainable Options
Some people might not realise this, but timber is one of the most environmentally friendly building materials. Timber that is harvested sustainably and responsibly actually emits far fewer carbon emissions than other materials (such as concrete and ceramic tiles).
When your timber floors are disposed of, they will break down naturally! On top of this, timber is a natural carbon-storing material.
When selecting a timber flooring for your home, you can definitely look for more sustainable timber options (which, of course, we suggest)!
Timber Flooring Experts
We hope we’ve given you a tiny glimpse into the benefits of timber flooring. We know how hard it can be choosing the right floors for your home, which is why it’s always important to do your research and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
At Zealsea Flooring we have a passion for providing only the best hardwood floors. So, if you have any questions about the different options available give us a call today and we’d be happy to help.
Or if you want to visit our showrooms to see our timber flooring options in person, you can find us at the below locations:
1c/130 Kingston Road, Underwood
1/20 Expo Court, Ashmore