Where many other floor coverings such as carpet, lino and ceramic tiles will wane in and out of fashion, timber floors have a timeless classic character. Timber flooring has always been popular and will always compliment other shifts in taste and style of furnishings.
While timber flooring is often considered an option to those with larger budgets, modern production techniques have made certain types of timber flooring more cost effective.
There are a number of flooring options which are easy to maintain and are hygienic, yet timber flooring has a certain warmth and charm which the others do not. Polished timber floors are always listed as features in homes for sale and without doubt contribute to the ease of selling and add to the properties value.
Timber floors also carry superior environmental credentials over the other options. Timber stores carbon and also produces five times less carbon than ceramic tiles.
The initial upfront costs of timber flooring may be a little more however the advantages are many.