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5 advantages of wooden flooring and why you should choose them

05 May 2024

By: Floorrich Singapore

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Wood is one of the few types of flooring that has a rich history dating back to the 1600s and is still a commonly used flooring material today. Wooden timber flooring are so popular in Singapore and around the world that even manmade materials today are made to mimic the wood grains in wooden flooring. They are the most sustainable flooring material available, and they have additional properties that make them an excellent choice for flooring in Singapore. Here are some advantages of wooden flooring:

1. Strong and Durable

The durability of your wood flooring will vary depending on the type of wood you choose. However, the best wood flooring in general is highly durable and can withstand wear and tear relatively well. Certain wood floorings are also made out of a few wooden planks tightly glued together, which adds to their durability.

2. Low Maintenance

Wooden floors are extremely easy to maintain and clean. Depending on the type of wood chosen, if they are properly sealed, they can be highly resistant to liquids and dirt. Making it easily swept, steam-cleaned, vacuumed or mopped. The same cannot be said if your floors were carpeted. 

Wooden flooring can also be sanded and refinished on a regular basis to help keep its lustre. If your wooden floors have minor chips, dents, or scratches, you can hire a professional to sand them down and repair them quickly.

If you used engineered wood flooring in your home, you might only be able to sand it a maximum of two to three times. Sanding hardwood flooring, on the other hand, can be done a few more times because it’s a full layer of wood. 

3. Timeless

Victorian House Wooden Flooring

Given how common wooden flooring is in Singapore today and around the world even though it was first used in the 1600s, it’s pretty clear how timeless this flooring material is. 

As wooden floorings are so easy to maintain, they usually look as good as when they were first installed, even after many years. Unlike the patterns and designs found on carpets and laminate flooring, the natural wood grains present in the wooden planks will not go out of style.

Each and every wood plank is different in terms of its grain, colour and shade even if they came from the same tree. This also adds an authentic and natural look to your floor space.

4. Better Air Quality

Despite the fact that wooden floors are made of natural wood, which means that they could be fairly porous, wood flooring does not trap dust, animal fur or hair, pollen, or other common allergens and harmful pathogens. This makes it much easier to improve your indoor air quality, keeping your floors and home safe for children, pets, the elderly, or people with allergies.

Wood can be considered better materials compared to tiles because even though tiles don’t have the fibres that carpet has, they still have grout lines that can allow dust and other allergens to settle. 

5. Great Investment

Wooden flooring in Singapore can be on the pricier side depending on the type of wood you choose, but it is worth every penny. 

If you eventually wish to sell your place, wooden floors actually add value to your home and can increase your property price. Furthermore, wood floors complement all types of interior design styles, which means that if you decide to change things up in the future, any decor theme you choose will still complement your wooden floors.

Finally, wooden flooring is aesthetically pleasing and not only adds a touch of elegance to your home, but it also adds a sense of warmth and cosiness. The way your wooden flooring is laid can also make your space appear larger.

Engineered Wood vs Solid Wood

Thinking about which wooden flooring to choose for your home? Engineered wood flooring offers excellent durability, moisture resistance, and affordability, making it suitable for a wide range of environments, including high-moisture areas.

Meanwhile, solid timber flooring boasts unparalleled natural beauty, durability, and the ability to be refinished multiple times, making it ideal for stable indoor environments where moisture is controlled.

Whether you are planning to build a new home or renovate an existing one, wooden floors are an excellent choice that offers numerous advantages,  regardless of the type you choose. What else can knock wood floors off the top spot if they are timeless, beautiful, easy to maintain, and long-lasting? Get in touch with us today to learn more about engineered wood flooring or timber flooring in Singapore!