• Andrew Dickson

The benefits of real oak flooring over carpeting

This time we look at the advantages of real oak flooring compared to carpets and other types of flooring for your careful consideration.


We take a look at advantages real oak floors and which is best suited to your home.

How do you turn a house into a home? Through a series of personalised touches that add warmth and comfort, of course. It could be as simple as hanging new curtains – or changing your floors. But what flooring is best for you house, and which flooring options best suit your individual rooms? Here’s some advice that will hopefully help you find the answers.


Real oak flooring.

Oak floors are often associated with elegance, style, richness and a certain kind of old fashioned warmth. Real oak flooring has many pros to offset its relatively few cons. For example, it’s durable; with a little loving care they can last a lifetime. It’s also easy to clean, doesn’t absorb smells (and the smell of a freshly polished wooden floor is wonderful) and is great for people with allergies as it doesn’t harbour dust mites and other allergens.


Real oak floors are also timeless – they don’t date or go out of style like some carpets or vinyl flooring options. They’re relatively neutral, which means you can decorate your house in any colour or style without worrying about a jarring clash of colours or patterns.


Oak hardwood is also more advantageous from a cleanliness standpoint, as it does not collect either dust or dirt and is easy to clean with a vacuum or a quick sweep. If it starts to look worn it can simply be refinished not replaced like most other products.


Traditionally, oak floors have been thought to add value to your property, making them a good investment when you think “it‘s time to sell my property”


Wooden floors go well in hallways, where they made a spectacular impact on guests, and in lounges, So..

  • Real prime oak floors of quality will age magnificently for many decades with your prized property and those poor souls with second place carpets will experience all the associated costs of replacing the worn out, shabby article every 5 years or so. In fact a precious real oak floor will actually improve with age with minimum maintenance!


  • Real oak floors are much easier to keep clean, especially if you enjoy pets and lovable youngsters. A brush or light vacuum will keep it looking and smelling superb. A time to spare a thought for the poor old carpet, harbouring all sorts of nasty smells and stains!


  • What’s more folks Real oak flooring is much more hygienic than even the most expensive carpets that can be home to all kind of parasites, dust mites, flees, dust and compounds that cause allergic reactions. A real oak floor will alleviate the family of these unpleasant issues ! Also the pleasant aroma of a real oak floor will keep the family healthy and happy for a lifetime. Engineered oak floors provides an ideal product for under floor heating, which is considered by far the most efficient way to heat your house these days. Also oak flooring will, without doubt, improve the saleability of your proud home, and in many cases increase its value.


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