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Hardwood flooring in Wirral rooms – stylish and practical

There’s no better choice than natural hardwood flooring for Wirral residential and business properties. The two main reasons for choosing hardwood are for the look of the floor and its practical qualities.

Natural wood looks great

Wirral people love the look of natural wood, outside in their gardens or inside in wood furniture and wood floors.

There are many trendy human designed floor covering patterns but a lot of people prefer the grains and colours of wood that are designed by nature and have a timeless appeal.

The most popular wood for floors is oak, which is available in light to dark shades. Other popular woods include ash, beech and ebony.

If you change the look of a room by decorating it in a different style, the colour of the floor may no longer suit the room shade. You have the option of staining the wood in a colour to match the room décor. Most wood stains will not obscure the natural wood grains and knots.

Wood floors can be made from wood planks or small wood blocks for a parquet floor.

The environment

Wirral Council encourages residents to care for the environment and has a waste recycling scheme. People living in Wirral are concerned about how environmental friendly items are in their homes and workplaces.

Hardwood flooring is among the most environmentally friendly floor options available, as long as the wood is sourced from sustainable forests where new trees are planted for every one cut down.

Wood floors last for many decades, after which the wood can easily be recycled or burnt to provide warmth. Flooring planks made from recycled wood are available.

Cost

Quality natural hardwood flooring is expensive in the short term. Compared to other flooring types, installation times are longer, which adds to the cost of professional installation. Wood floors last for many decades, so need replacing less often than less durable flooring. This makes wood floors more cost effective in the long term.

Hardwood flooring in most cases, adds to the value of a Wirral home, so when the home is sold, all or most of the cost of installation can be recovered.

If your budget does not stretch to natural wood, engineered wood is a less expensive alternative. Engineered wood has a thin top layer of natural wood, so looks identical to hardwood flooring.

Laminates printed with natural wood grains look like real wood and are much cheaper, but do not last as long as real wood.

Maintenance

Hardwood flooring is easy to look after. Dirt and debris can be swept up or vacuumed. A micro fibre mop and PH neutral spray are good for regularly cleaning hardwood flooring.

Wirral has high annual rainfall and people are concerned about wood floors in the hall getting damp. Prolonged exposure to water can damage wood, but a few drips and mud marks from people coming in on a rainy day are fine. They should still be mopped up quickly though.

Lastly, if wood floors are worn, floor sanding can restore them to a like-new condition.

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