PRLog - Dec. 18, 2012 - Wooden floors have always been a desirable feature for anyone wanting to add a luxury finish to their home, with oak flooring remaining the most popular hardwood of choice. Many people however, are put off from laying an oak floor due to the perceived costs involved, thinking that the price of the floorboards coupled with the hiring of an experienced fitter will mean going a long way over budget. This often results in a trip to the local carpet retailer and not even allowing for proper research into oak flooring and other wooden flooring options.
Despite these perceived costs oak flooring has never been more accessible and is no longer exclusively for those living in large country homes. Many smaller, local companies (http://www.justoakflooring.co.uk/)
There are a number of other benefits associated with wooden floors as well as their distinctive good looks and health reasons are often a primary reason why people choose a hardwood floor instead of a carpet. Allergy sufferers and asthmatics can especially find improved health from having wooden floors as dust mites such as Euroglyphus Maynei and Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus can no longer survive. Due to the size of dust mites it is thought that even by vacuuming your carpets regularly you will not be able to eradicate the vast majority of dust mites. Of course it is not only the dust mites themselves that will be removed with the installation of oak flooring but also the waste that they leave behind.
As well as the improvements in health another, often overlooked, advantage of wooden floors is that they require less cleaning and maintenance than carpet and day-to-day spillages are not nearly as problematic. For instance a glass of spilt milk is simply wiped away stressed free whereas with a carpet the smell can be abhorrent if not attended to and washed immediately.
Oak flooring can be bought in a number of styles, shades and finishes including solid, engineered, brushed and oiled, laminated and lacquered making it simple to fit in with your existing interior design. It is often best to speak with your chosen oak flooring company (http://www.justoakflooring.co.uk/
So, if you’re thinking about restyling your home or moving to somewhere new, think about whether an oak floor is something that would suit you and your home, you’ll be surprised at just how affordable it is to have a quality hardwood floor that is both impressive and practical.