Today, wood floors are more affordable than ever. They are over 50 species, both domestic and exotic, and they span a huge colour spectrum, in varying degrees of hardness, and different price ranges. So no matter what look you want to achieve, there will be many options to suit your budget.
Wood floors not only mature with age, they also help the value of your property to mature! A recent real estate survey showed that houses with real wood floors sell more quickly.
Whilst cheaper alternatives save money in the short term, they don't provide a sensible investment. Real wood lasts for generations and, unlike imitations, it can be refurbished several times to provide a surface that looks as good as new.
"There is no doubt that wooden floors are the real deal, when it comes to valuing a house. It works both ways; we love them because it makes it easier and faster to sell. Our customers love them because they appreciate the clean look that wood floors bring to a space."
"And they add value to the house because, let's face it, its one less thing for the new owners to worry about. Houses with carpets everywhere often smell musty and they can hide a multitude of sins. With wooden floors, you can see what you're getting and if necessary, they can be refurbished easily and relatively cheaply."
Look for the 'Real Wood' label when buying your real wood floors.
The environmental benefits of choosing real wood are indisputable.
Far less energy is consumed in timber production, processing and disposal, than in any other construction material.
And, after each wood harvest, the forests are replanted for the next generation.