The Ageless Classic of Wood and Slate

I love the natural beauty of Slate House Signs. I also love wood flooring; it’s warm in winter, feels cool in the summer. Like Slate House Signs – It’s so easy to keep clean with a simple brush and broom. If you spill anything on it there’s no problem, unlike carpets that send everyone scurrying around trying to get red wine stains out with soda water, or salt or even white wine!

But hold on…don’t you pretty much get all of the same advantages with laminate flooring? It’s cool, warm, and easy to clean and it looks very similar to wood and…it’s much cheaper.

Well – let’s bear in mind what laminate flooring is as contrasted to real wood flooring; a laminate is a piece of plastic with a photographic image of wood grain, mounted on MDF. Their asking price is as little as £3 a square metre (although this level of product is not even worth looking at) and even though scratch-resistant, once damaged are non-repairable. On the whole laminates tend to be sold as do-it-yourself click-together commodities. However, what a lot of people do not comprehend is that quality laminate flooring which is designed to look and feel like real wood, also shares a comparable price tag, but not all its benefits. For example, only hardwood flooring can be repaired. While laminate floors are well suited to deal with scratches, the overall life expectation of a hardwood floor is almost 10 times greater. On-going cleaning and all-purpose maintenance is fairly easy for both types of floor, however certain types of hardwood floors could be refinished so extending their life expectation even further. And most significantly for most of us, while some types of higher end laminate floors might look like real wood, real hardwood floor will always look like the real thing.

Solid wood flooring is one of the most unique type of floors on the market today. For centuries wood floors have been put into houses and most are still in place today, making them an ageless classic.Hardwood is changeless and never goes out of fashion. Wood flooring can truthfully last many life spans. Hardwood is hypoallergenic. Dust mites, mould and mildew cannot mature and hide from view in hardwood. Hardwood will assist in selling a home more rapidly. The discernment of value that comes with hardwood goes a long way with the majority of new homebuyers…and finally – Hardwood flooring ads bona fide worth to your home. In fact estate agent figures show that it adds up to approximately 15% of value to your home. So add Slate House Signs to that and you have a great upgrade package.

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