It is always difficult for property owners to decide what flooring they want for their kitchens, especially during the first kitchen renovation. When looking at the flooring portfolios and picture in home and garden magazines, everything looks so stunning when someone is selling products. However, if you are leaning towards hardwood flooring, this information can prove helpful in making a well informed decision, by considering some aspects of other types of flooring for the kitchens as well.
Here are some of the benefits of hardwood timber floors:
1. Strength and Durability
It is understood that good, old, hard timber is one of the most durable floor materials available. The natural strength of hardwood, and how it is installed to ensure durability to withstand heavy footfall, pet scratching, and kids’ play, without cracking, are reasons why it is such a popular kitchen flooring choice among home owners.
2. Easy Installation
While most people don’t have the time, materials and know-how to install wood floors on their own, experts can do the best job fairly quickly. You just have to choose a flooring contractor with experience in hardwood flooring.
3. Elegant Look
There is another reason why so many homeowners look for the inexpensive versions of wood floors, it’s easy to understand, and everyone wants that classic wooden surface in their kitchen. Classic wooden floors are elegant, and those who appreciate that won’t settle for a replicated substitute. Instead, only authentic hardwood floors provide that high-end, aesthetic elegance people crave for their kitchens.
4. Kitchen Friendly
When you think of ceramic tiles or stone slab floors, the image is cold as concrete. On the other hand, wood sounds alluring, comfortable, warm and safe. Accidental slips and fear of injury by falling is less of a concern with wood flooring, compared to ceramic tiles, stone slabs and concrete.
5. Easy Maintenance and Repairs
It comes as a surprise to a lot of people, but hardwood flooring is actually low maintenance and easy to clean. You do not need any special treatment or care for daily cleaning with hard timber floors. For scratches, cracks and other signs of damage, you can always call wood flooring specialist, and they can sand, level, repair, and then seal any damage to make your timber floor look like it’s just been laid.
If you are like most folks, concerned about long-term maintenance and repair of hardwood floors, you can find the answers to all your questions at MAB – an established company that specialises in sanding and polishing all types of wood flooring, for domestic and commercial clients in and around Melbourne.