14 October 2016

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If you are considering a complete makeover of your lounge then your choice of floor covering is pivotal. Many people are abandoning traditional carpets and going for hardwood flooring for its practical, hard-wearing qualities and there are many good reasons for this.

Whilst carpets or rugs are undoubtedly cosy they can be troublesome to keep clean. No matter how often you vacuum and shampoo them you will always, over time, find a gradual build-up of dirt and discolouration. Carpets can also harbour unwanted smells in spite of any amount of ‘febreze-ing’ or ‘shake and vac-ing’. A big advantage of wood flooring is that it is so easy and simple to clean and maintain in good condition. Regular sweeping and routine cleaning with a proprietary hardwood floor cleaner is all that is needed to keep it looking beautiful.

Hardwood flooring is quite adaptable in terms of decor and impact. There is a large range of colours and styles to choose from and it can look warm and naturally rustic in a country cottage setting or sleek and stylish in a modern, contemporary home. Real wooden flooring is ecologically sound as most reputable retailers only use wood from naturally sustainable sources. It is also healthy in that, unlike carpets, hardwood flooring does not harbour dust mites and animal hair – a huge advantage for allergy sufferers. And the real advantage is that real wood flooring ages well and adds value to your home when you come to sell.

You are spoiled for choice with the variety of types and colours of wood on offer. Oak is always a favourite because of its variation in colour options and ability to blend in with almost any style of decor. Beautiful beech is a popular choice for smaller spaces as its lighter colouring reflects the light. Walnut is a classic investment choice as its hard, dense composition ensures it will last – and stay looking good – for a lifetime. However at Just Wood we are proud to also offer flooring with a more exotic look. Jarrah for example is a truly stunning hardwood from Australia whilst harder-than-oak Merbau wood, with colours of orangey-brown to dark reddish brown is simply breathtaking.

With so many types and colours of wood to choose from why not let us at Just Wood help you in your choice? Whatever you choose your home will be utterly transformed.