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Benefits of Wood Flooring

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If you're in the market for a new floor in your home, you've probably considered hardwood, laminate, and carpets - these are the most common materials.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a homeowner who doesn't want hardwood floors. Wall-to-wall carpeting is out, and hardwood floors are in. But are they worth the price? Let's face it: at €80-€130 per square metre(installed), wood flooring is more expensive than carpeting or the increasingly common laminates that offer a similar look.

If you're on the fence and can't decide whether to install hardwood floors (or maybe peel back your old carpeting and refinish the wood underneath), this list may be able to help. We're going to take a look at some of the benefits of hardwoods:

1. Longevity

Thanks to durable finishes that are easy to repair, solid wood floors can last for a hundred years or more. There are very few flooring materials that have been around as long as wood. Over the centuries, it has shown itself to be a lovely and durable floor choice. Other newer materials have yet to prove themselves.

2. Cosiness and Warmth

Hardwood floor is naturally warm. Wood is an excellent insulator, thanks to its thousands of tiny air chambers per cubic inch, which hold in heat.

3. Hypoallergenic

Got allergies? Unlike carpets, wood floors don't give pollen, animal dander, mold, etc. any place to hide and thrive. Even when you steam clean carpets, it's impossible to get them entirely clean. In fact, getting them wet just makes things worse. Hardwood flooring is an excellent choice for anyone with any kind of environmental allergies.

4. Easy to Clean

A little sweeping and a little mopping, and your hardwood floors will keep looking nice for a long time to come. Even families with dogs and kids are realizing that it's easier to mop a hardwood floor than try to spray/scrub/wash out of a carpet. Another perk is that a scratch here or a gouge there really just adds character to wood floors.

5. Increase Home Value

Unless you're going to be living in the same house for the rest of your life, you should think about how the flooring choices you make today will affect the price you can get for your home when you sell it. Carpet will look old and used in just a few years, whereas wood floors last a long time and add value to a home.

These are just a few of the benefits of sanded hardwood floors. We didn't even mention the aesthetic value: at the end of the day, they just look better than the alternatives. If you can afford to pay an extra couple of euros per square metre, go with hardwood. If you have hardwoods hiding under your existing carpets, tear those suckers up and get the wood refinished.

Inspiration by Bona

Your home is your getaway from the outside world. It should be a beautiful place that fills you with warmth, comfort, happiness, and memories. Hardwood Floors can bring your home these feelings with their richness and natural beauty, unique textures, colours, patterns, and styles. Whether it is sprucing up an old hardwood floor or properly maintaining a new one, we understand the priceless importance of retaining the elegance and luxury of your floor.

Bona's quality, value, and performance give fresh and creative ideas to assist in decorating one of the most valuable investments in your home your hardwood floors. From Dust-Free Sanding and beautiful, waterborne finishes to easy-to-use products to protect and maintain, Bona provides an entire system of products to bring out the best in hardwood floors and ensure they last a lifetime.