Monday, April 22, 2013

The Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

Even though the UK property market is beginning to pick up a little, it would be fair to say that 2013-14 will continue to prove difficult with marketplace jostling and competition between sellers still very much in evidence. With two or sometimes even three houses for sale on the same street it is wise to give your home a USP (unique selling point). And what better selling point can there be than a beautifully constructed real wood floor.

Endorsed by a survey carried out in 2011 by the National Wood Flooring Association, wise sellers who add a real wood masterpiece to their home sell more quickly. In some cases the owner decides to stay and enjoy the benefits of their new floor themselves! But homeowners who definitely wish to sell can take heart from the encouraging numbers in this survey. Almost all estate agencies who took part in the survey said that their own statistics showed that homes with real wood flooring were an easier sell. A whopping 90% agreed that a house with wood flooring sells for more money than a comparable house without wooden flooring.

Move or improve?

With many people choosing now to stay and improve rather than move to a new property entirely, extensions and annexe constructions have never been more popular. So with this in mind many astute homeowners have taken the opportunity to install hardwood flooring throughout their homes as part of the improvement process. Viewed as profit enhancing if you sell and a lifetime investment if you don’t, all types of hardwoods are enhancing homes throughout the UK. And with more eco-options available than ever before, now is a great time to install that wooden floor you have always wanted.

If you have never had a wooden floor in your home but have always wanted one you may be surprised to know how easy it is to maintain and clean a good wood floor. A well-kept floor will last around 100 years. Installing laminates and types of engineered wood will give a decade or so of good service with normal wear and tear, which surpasses the claims of even the very best carpets!

Wood floor has so many advantages, many of which you will already know including the health benefits, especially in homes with asthmatic and allergy sufferers. Correctly installed hardwood flooring will, with just a little TLC, last you a lifetime and beyond. When time comes that the floor does begin to lose its lustre and sheen then it can easily be revamped with a sanding and refinishing makeover without changing any of the boards.

In addition, the range of hardwoods available is so vast there is something out there to suit every taste and budget. Formal rooms, hallways, dens, bedrooms as well as outdoor flooring such as decking and pathways all benefit from good quality hardwood flooring.

Advice is always available

If you are unsure as to the type of wood best suited to your home then you can choose expert advice in the form of a free quotation and assessment of your home and the room in particular. This way you know you are choosing the right type of wood for you and your family. Professional Floor Sanding and installation companies will be delighted to help you make the best choice for your home and within budget.

If you have flooring that is tired and dulled by years of high heels, children’s toys and pet paws then you can restore that floor with the minimum of fuss and bother. If you have some carpentry experience you can re-do the floor yourself, or if you prefer to trust your hardwood to the specialists who will care about your floor as much as you do then get a quote – you may be pleasantly surprised. The price of a quality Wood Floor Refinishing may not be as costly as you imagine, giving you in return many years of elegance and real wood beauty.

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