In a recent survey conducted by online retailers Oak Floors Online, a massive 93 per cent of participants said that they preferred to have hard wood flooring in their homes rather than carpet.
One of the main reasons given for preferring wooden flooring to carpets is that it is much easier to clean and maintain. Dirt and stains are easily wiped clean from a wooden floor, whereas removing stains from carpet can require a lot of time and elbow grease. Many times, the stain cannot be eradicated completely.
One participant said: “If you spill something [on wooden floors] it’s easily mopped up, but if you spill on carpet, it’s a nightmare trying to clean. I prefer wood simply because of the dirt and grime that carpet gathers.”
Another said: “We had a party a few months back and drinks were spilled left right and centre, but this was not a problem because [the wooden floor] was easily mopped.
“We also have a dog so her mucky feet are easily mopped off the floor.”
Another valid argument for hardwood flooring is the issue of domestic dust mites. Dust mites in the home are one of the biggest triggers of attacks in asthma sufferers, with over 85 per cent sensitive to them. Therefore, having houses completely furnished with carpet is only going to make the situation for sufferers worse by increasing their exposure to them.
Installing a hardwood floor is an excellent solution as it can be cleaned more easily, and has less potential for trapping dust and its associated mites. Also, wooden flooring lasts a lot longer than carpet, and will never go out of fashion.
The Oak Floors Online Company specialises in top quality oak flooring and prides itself on over-delivering when it comes to customer service and quality of product. Whether you’re looking for wooden flooring for your home or business venture, Oak Floors Online is sure to have a type of flooring suitable for your needs.
For more information about Oak Floors Online and their range of oak wood flooring, visit the Oak Floors Online website at.
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The Oak Floors Online Company specialises in top quality Oak flooring and prides itself on over-delivering when it comes to customer service and quality of product. We deal with and assist the DIY sector, the General Public, Self Builders, Builders, Architects, Designers, Developers and anyone else who wants a quality floor at the most competitive price available in today’s market.
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The Oak Floors Online Company was established after extensive research into the industry and experiencing the challenge of trying to buy an oak floor from the high street. The hurdles that we faced and experienced compelled us to source a better way for the public to buy their own Oak Flooring requirements, and then to successfully and efficiently provide this service ourselves.
We have been trading online for 9 years now and have established many business relationships, one of which is with a Builders and Timber Merchant that can produce anything our customers require within the Oak Flooring product range. Some of the ‘special’ items and product lines may take a little longer to import or manufacture but Oak Floors Online can get them.