Considering a remodel? It's always an exciting prospect, but also one that makes us pause for thought! When we invest in rejuvenating our home, we want to feel certain that we've made the right choices. If your interiors have been carpeted before, then you are no doubt aware that even the finest carpets are relatively high maintenance, and won't last forever.
With the phenomenal quality of engineered wood flooring available today, the stunning aesthetic of hardwood flooring is now accessible for any space. Without the need for a sub floor, engineered flooring can be floated with an underlay, which makes it a perfect choice for replacing carpeting. Here we'll explore some of the advantages that make engineered wooden floors such an enticing option for modern home owners!
Add A Sense Of Prestige With Engineered Flooring
It's impossible to deny the huge appeal in – and luxurious impression given by – hardwood flooring. Such is the production standard of engineered wood flooring today, that anyone observing the finished floor will not know if the floor is engineered or solid. Each board is a precision crafted object, containing layers that have been constructed for durability and strength. The uppermost layer is of course a beautifully selected hardwood, and so that decadent appearance of hardwood flooring can be yours, with the versatility and robustness that only engineered flooring can offer.
Engineered Wood Flooring Is Easier To Clean
Maintaining carpets – especially in areas of high foot-fall – can be a highly demanding pastime. Carpets require not only a vacuum, but periodic deep cleans to ensure a healthy and hygienic home. Organic material building up within the pile of carpeting can offer a hospitable environment for bacteria when left unmanaged. Self-discipline is a must to avoid marks and stains – especially on pale carpets – which, in the case of slips, can be frustratingly difficult to remove.
If your household is as vibrant and busy as the average house usually is, avoiding muddy shoes and spills can be a challenge! The wonderful thing about engineered wood flooring is that a quick sweep and an occasional mop will remove a multitude of sins. Not to mention, your floors will remain hygienic and safe for whoever may spend time on them.
Choose A Natural Material For Your Home
Many of us are environmentally aware these days. With that in mind, why choose a carpet that is likely synthetic when you could opt for engineered wooden floors? Discussing sustainability with a flooring specialist will allow you to explore this aspect of your interior. From eco-friendly materials, to the spectacular beauty of reclaimed wood finishes, there are fantastic options to discover. This is a topic that Unique Bespoke Wood are passionate about, and strive to hold front and centre as we create beautiful floors all over the UK.
Engineered Wooden Floors Offer A Timeless Aesthetic
Whether you opt for a wide or narrow board, or delve into the world of stunning parquetry, the look of hardwood is undeniably timeless. While carpet fashions come and go, engineered flooring can serve as the perfect backdrop to any number of interior design inclinations. Because engineered wood flooring offers incredible longevity – Unique Bespoke Wood offers a 25 year warranty – you can enjoy the satisfaction of installing a floor that will be with you for years to come, while knowing that it holds the versatility for any future reinventions!
Reduce Allergens In Your Home
Allergy UK estimate that around 48% of adult Brits suffer from one allergy or another. For those who struggle with environmental allergens such as pet hairs and pollen, carpeting can be a constant source of struggle. The loops within carpeting offer an ideal hiding spot for particles, while some carpets are treated with synthetic chemicals which may not agree with sensitive householders. As you walk across a carpeted floor, particles are released and can easily be breathed in. In contrast, engineered wood flooring is easy to keep allergen free: an ideal solution for those who are affected.
Increase The Value Of Your Home
Research from the National Wood Flooring Association suggests that introducing wood flooring to your home can increase the value of your property, should you ever wish to sell in the future. It's not hard to imagine why this might be the case. We all know how pleasant a handsome hardwood floor is to behold, and how elevated a beautiful floor can make a room feel. Combining this with the low maintenance that such floors afford makes imagining living on them very appealing! The switch to engineered wood flooring in your home will serve not only as a highly aesthetic and practical decision, but a sound investment too.
Explore The Potential Of Engineered Wooden Floors
Whatever the appearance of your dream engineered wooden flooring – from a pale and gentle ash to a deep and characterful antique oak – it is an investment well worth considering. Between the minimal care required and the durability that engineered wood flooring possesses, it can far exceed the value and endurance of even the most expensive carpeting. If your curiosity is piqued, learn about how our engineered floors are constructed, or get in touch with the Unique Bespoke Wood team to discuss all of the possibilities for your home!