Hello World! Welcome Friends! Wooden floors have never been more popular. Once seen as the choice for older, traditional homes, modern innovations in laminate flooring have now made solid wood the go-to option for anyone looking for a surface that combines durability, looks and economy.
Perhaps the only downside is that solid wood or laminate flooring does not present many options in the way of design. Sure, there are different wood types and shades to choose from, but they all look more or less like rectangular wooden panels.
If you like your floor to look a little more interesting, but love the idea of wood, then parquet could be exactly what you are looking for. Here are five reasons you need it in your home.
1) It looks interesting
Parquet comes in a variety of designs and decorative styles. These include squares, triangles and diamonds, but the look that many people go for is the classic herringbone parquet.
You can also choose from a variety of wood types and shades, including cherry, pine and oak, to name but a few, meaning you can create a truly bespoke floor to match your personality and lifestyle.
2) It will last for years
If durability is top of your agenda, then you will struggle to come up with a better option. Many homes have parquet that was laid 50 years ago and looks just as good today. Made of traditional hardwood, it will last a lifetime provided you take reasonable care of it – and that could not be easier, which brings us on to point number three.
3) It is low maintenance
Anyone with a busy home that is full of visitors, children and pets will know that a carpet can be an absolute nightmare to keep clean. Running over it with a vacuum cleaner is one thing, but spillages and muddy feet take their toll, and sooner or later you have to spend half a day with the dreaded carpet shampooer to get it really clean.
A parquet floor could not be simpler to maintain. It can be swept clean in a matter of minutes, and if there is a spillage, just wipe it up. Occasional polishing with a specialist product will provide the finishing touch to give it a lustre that lasts indefinitely.
4) It is healthier
It is not just stains and footprints that can hang around in your carpet. Dust mites, pet hair and all sorts of other unpleasant allergens can be found there, too. A parquet floor is the perfect option for a cleaner, fresher home, particularly if anyone in the family suffers from allergies.
5) It is cheaper than you think
You might think that a top quality wooden floor that has all these benefits must be prohibitively expensive – think again, there are so many options in terms of the type of wood and construction, that there is something available to suit any budget.
No wonder parquet flooring is becoming so popular in homes across the country!
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