I love wooden floors. Given a choice I would go for wood or stone over carpet any day as it looks so much nicer and can add value to a property when laid correctly.
It goes without saying that you can find some amazing wooden floors nowadays. More people are choosing to have wooden floors in favour of carpets in many of their room and I really don’t blame them.
|Reasons for Wooden Floors||Reasons Against Wooden Floors|
|They look beautiful||They can be expensive|
|More Hygienic||They feel cool / cold in the winter|
|Give the home more character|
|Don’t absorb smells|
|Add value to a property|
|Make a room feel more spacious|
|Natural and ecologically friendly|
|Reasons for Carpets||Reasons Against Carpets|
|They don’t feel cold in the winter||Not easy to clean so are less hygienic|
|The y are soft and comfortable to walk on||Cleaning can be costly, you have to buy a machine or get someone in to clean them|
|Provide extra insulation||Not ideal for those with allergies|
|Reduce sound||Absorb smells eeeuuuuuggghhhhh!!!!!|
|If children fall it doesn’t hurt|
There are no end to the number of companies that sell wooden flooring but I did pass by and visit Ted Todd in London a little while back and was impressed with what I saw. They have a lovely range of reclaimed and new wood to create some beautiful floors you will want to show off.
Which do you prefer wooden floors or carpets?