More and more homeowners are tearing out their tired old carpets and installing engineered wooden flooring. Many feel that this type of flooring is the flooring of the 21st century. Around the UK, we are finding that wooden flooring instead of carpets is actually a factor in the sale of new houses. We are even seeing a lot of the old carpet outlets branching out simply in order to keep up with the change in trend. There are pros and cons when it comes to having a carpet, but it’s not hard to see why wood flooring seems to have taken over the top spot. We have detailed why engineered wood floors are at the top of their game.
While often more expensive than carpet, the price of engineered wood flooring has decreased considerably over time – and is much less than traditional wood flooring whilst having the same look and feel. What’s more there are all sort of great deals and offers to be found, so keep an eye out for a good engineered wood flooring sale. Sale or not, you will find that there is a great selection of styles and materials available. This not only applies to the wooden flooring but also the underlay and tools. You also generally need to worry about trekking all the materials back to the home yourself, as most suppliers will do delivery at your convenience.
Comfort and Style
People may argue that the carpets feel far more comfortable, but this is debatable. Flooring can have underflooring heating which seems to be one of the latest fads that people are embarking on. In addition to this, there have been reports from estate agents that homes they are trying to sell with wooden flooring, goes a lot easier than floors with carpets. Times are changing and the style of wooden floors can vary from all different colours and mixes to help sit in with the vibe of the room it is placed in.
Carpets can be a bit of a nuisance to upkeep, especially if you have pets in the home that can come in from the outdoors with their mucky paws. Cleaning flooring is simple and there are many different machines that can shine up a floor with very little effort. In addition to this, more modern vacuum cleaners can have the level of suction on them changed before use to suit engineered wooden floors making this quite an easy process. If there are spillages on a wooden floor, a simple wipe should do the trick however on a carpet this could be far more challenging where there may be stain removers required.
Although everyone is entitled to have their own individual taste, wooden floors in the household seem to be taking over carpets.