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Consumer preferences driving demand for timber flooring

According to Architecture News, customers increasingly want green building materials that also last a long time and are low maintenance.

Hardwood flooring has a timeless look and appeals to designers. Wood is environmentally friendly if it comes from sustainable sources and can be recycled at the end of its life. New solid wood flooring in a Cheshire property can add to its value. If you are on a limited budget, there are alternative floor coverings that look like wood.

Architecture News says that there are several factors that are making timber floor materials popular – durability, affordable cost, size choice, colours and green qualities. Advances in printing technology have made laminates or vinyl, stone and wood tiles more lifelike.

Randomness has been added to wood patterns to lessen the effect of repeated patterns that detract from the natural wood look. Some tile manufacturers have created patterns that only repeat after every 24 tiles which makes the repetition hard to detect.

The trend in wood floors is for distressed or old-looking wood. This effect has been duplicated in some wood tiles.

Vinyl tiles suitably coated are waterproof and can be installed in bathrooms for people who want a wood look throughout their home. Vinyl can also be used over underfloor heating systems.

The natural look of real wood is a popular choice in Cheshire. Natural wood, wood-look laminates and vinyl, all create the natural wood look that enhances the look of both residential and commercial rooms.

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