Wood flooring has long been cherished for its timeless beauty, durability, and warmth it brings to any space. Whether you’re renovating your home or designing a new interior, wood flooring offers an array of benefits that make it an excellent choice for both aesthetic and practical reasons.
In this blog, we’ll explore the advantages of wood flooring and delve into the exciting possibilities of combining it with underfloor heating.
Advantages of Wood Flooring
Wood flooring exudes a natural charm that can transform the look and feel of any room. Wood is warm, has earthy tones and the variety of laying patterns (like the herringbone floor) add character and depth to your living space. From classic oak to exotic mahogany, the variety of wood species available allows for customization that suits your personal style.
Wood flooring is known for its durability. With proper care and maintenance, it can last for generations, making it a wise investment for your home. Unlike some other flooring materials, wood can be sanded and refinished multiple times, rejuvenating its appearance.
In the long term, a wooden floor is a sustainable investment and the costs are lower than if you have to replace the floor every now and then.
Wood flooring is relatively easy to maintain. Regular sweeping and occasional mopping with a damp cloth are usually sufficient to keep it looking pristine. It’s also hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for those with allergies.
If damage occurs over time, you can finish the floor with maintenance oil and the floor will look neat again.
Many wood flooring options are sourced from sustainable forests, ensuring that your choice is environmentally responsible. Additionally, wood acts as a carbon sink, helping to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
Unfortunately, there are also cheaper wooden floors for sale. These floors are usually made of unsustainably sourced wood and are therefore better not to buy.
Installing wood flooring can increase the value of your home. Potential buyers often view wood floors as a premium feature, making your property more attractive in the real estate market.
Combining wood flooring with underfloor heating
Wood flooring is a great match for underfloor heating systems. There is really no better feeling than warm wood on your bare feet!
Engineered wood, in particular, is designed to withstand the temperature fluctuations associated with underfloor heating. It minimizes the risk of warping or cracking that solid wood floors may encounter.
It is important to choose a floor where the top layer is not too thick. This way, the heat can pass through the floor more easily and you avoid having to heat unnecessarily.
Get advice from a wooden floor specialist about wooden floors and the combination with underfloor heating.
We recommend that you have the floor and underfloor heating installed by the same party. This way you have only one point of contact for your project. Moreover, it is often slightly cheaper if you outsource the entire project to one company.