A (Brief) History Of Flooring

18 September 2023
A (Brief) History Of Flooring

Your choice of flooring can say a lot about you, and nowadays there are a plethora of options for you to choose from. Whether you’re moving into a new build or just fancy a change, flooring is a key factor in your space. It can change the whole look and feel of the room, and can even have practical applications based on what the space is used for.

Here is a (brief) history of flooring from the team at Just Wood Flooring.

In The Beginning…

Flooring did not start off as the beautiful range of options that you can get your hands on nowadays. Flooring simply began as the natural ground beneath our feet, sometimes covered with straw or other light materials. The humble carpet, which we still use nowadays, actually dates back thousands of years. The oldest known carpet was discovered in the 1940s and dates back to 5th century B.C. And looking at the carpet, you can still see the same influences nowadays, showing how carpet style has endured all these years.

Recognisable Styles Persevere

We have already discussed the carpet, but flooring types have actually persevered massively throughout time. Tile floors are still a trendy option for homes, but the first use of ceramic tiles can be traced back to around 4000 B.C. While these were quite basic, tiles nowadays can be used to make elaborate patterns.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular flooring types today, known for its elegant finish and polished look. Hardwood flooring first appeared around 1600 A.D. While quite basic at first, as people got more used to the material and discovered other types of trees, hardwood flooring became an elegant choice around the 17th century.

The original hardwood floors were simple unfinished planks fixed together. Style evolved over the years, and hardwood floors soon were finished, varnished and stained to the requirements of the home. Mass production and the Industrial Revolution aided hardwood flooring, as planks of wood could now be produced en masse and to an exact standard.

Wood Floors From Just Wood Flooring

Now that you’ve found out the rich history of flooring, it’s time to get your own stunning wood flooring installed. Here at Just Wood Flooring, we are hardwood flooring specialists who are able to offer you a range of fantastic types of wood, so you can pick luxury wood flooring that matches your space, personality and vision.

As well as this we can offer resanding and renovation services, so your wood is in safe hands for years to come when you work with us. Get in touch to find out more about how we can help you out!