Benefits of Timber Floor Sanding
Thanks to durable finishes that are easy to repair, timber floors can last for a hundred years or more. There are very few flooring materials that have been around as long as timber. Over the centuries, it has shown itself to be a lovely and durable floor choice.
2. Cosiness and Warmth
Not only is timber more pleasant to walk on than laminate (which always feel cold and a little "plastic" underfoot), but it is naturally warm. Timber is an excellent insulator, thanks to its thousands of tiny air chambers per cubic inch, which hold in heat.
Got allergies? Unlike carpets (read: breeding grounds for mould, mildew, and dust mites, all of which can be tough on anyone with allergies), timber floors don't give animal dander, mould, etc. any place to hide and thrive. Even when you steam clean carpets, it's impossible to get them entirely clean. In fact, getting them wet just makes things worse. Timber flooring is an excellent choice for anyone with any kind of environmental allergies. (And it makes good sense for everyone else too. Who wants to lie down on a floor that's hiding dust and mites?)
4. Easy to Clean
A little sweeping and a little mopping, and your timber floors will keep looking nice for a long time to come. Even families with children and pets are realising that it's easier to mop a timber floor than try to spray/scrub/wash red cordial or muddy paw prints out of a carpet. Another perk is that a scratch here or a gouge there really just adds character to timber floors (of course, you can always have them refinished if you prefer perfection).
5. Increase Home Value
Unless you're going to be living in the same house for the rest of your life, you should think about how the flooring choices you make today will affect the price you can get for your home when you sell it. Carpet will look old and used in just a few years, whereas timber floors last a long time and add value to a home. (If you've ever watched those house hunter shows on television, you've doubtlessly seen just about every potential buyer looking around hopefully for timber floors). Even laminate flooring, which looks like timber flooring, is a distant second choice for home buyers. It just doesn't have the same warmth and feel.
These are just a few of the benefits of a timber floor. We didn't even mention the aesthetic value: at the end of the day, they just look better than the alternatives. If you have timber floors hiding beneath your existing carpets, lift the old carpet and have the timber floor refinished.
There are many factors involved when deciding to sand and coat your timber floor and we are here to guide you. From your initial ideas through to ongoing care services to keep your flooring in premium condition, we offer free advice and quotes throughout the Bay of Plenty. Please contact us for an obligation free consultation on 021 726 338 or 0800 SANDER (726 337). Alternatively you can contact us via our contact page.