If you’re constantly looking for an excuse not to do the hoovering, or simply don’t have the time to fit it in around a busy work/family life, then Hardwood Flooring By Wood Species ;provides a time and effort-saving solution. Unlike carpet, wood flooring can be swept with a broom, removing crumbs and dirt quickly, easily, and not to mention more quietly – you’ll still be able to hear the TV! ;
Worry less about stains and dirty marks
Help to make floor stains a thing of the past by opting for a wooden floor with a high-quality finish. We supply pre-finished boards that come pre-treated with oils that will help prevent any spills and stains from impregnating the timber. You also have the choice of applying Treatex Hardwax Oil which protects your floor to an even greater extent. If spillages, muddy footprints or markings occur, simply wipe the boards clean with no nasty cleaning chemicals involved. Treatex is an easy-to-maintain water-resistant treatment that is used to protect and enhance wood flooring and other interior wooden joineries, such as stairs and furniture. Treatex is made from a combination of natural sustainable materials including carnauba wax, sunflower oil, linseed oil, beeswax, and candelilla wax. ;
Reduce your energy bills
Earlier this month, the EU announced that shops will be banned from selling hoovers with a power consumption of over 1600W, as of September 2014. This sudden ban has really shocked many consumers and made them realize just how much energy their hoover is using. So if you’re looking for ways to become more eco-friendly as a household, as well as save money on your electricity bills, choose wood flooring over carpet; the only energy that a brush uses is your own!
Sand away scratches and unwanted marks
Owing to the fact that all of our boards have real wood wear layers of 3mm - 6mm, they are able to be sanded back multiple times in order to remove dents and scratches for re-finishing. In order to help prevent scratches from occurring in the first place, as well as make your floor easier to maintain in general, we again recommend using Treatex Hardwax Oil. This optional finish is an easy-to-apply wood treatment that will improve the durability of the wood and work to protect your flooring.
EUROPEAN OAK ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING
For many different reasons, homeowners are choosing to use European oak wood flooring ;as an alternative to the traditional hardwood floors. ; European oak engineered wood uses less of the actual hardwood making it cost-effective and eco-friendly. ; It is also durable, and easy to install. ; Engineered hardwood can be installed over concrete with a simple glued-down floor installation and is able to withstand the heaviest and most abusive foot traffic making it a cheaper product in the long run.
TYPES OF EUROPEAN OAK
European Oak is extremely popular among homeowners and interior designers due to its uniqueness and blend. Here are some of your choices:
; ; American White Oak: it has 3 traditional cuts and the most popular would be the traditional cathedral grain pattern referred to as "flat cut"
; ; Rift Cut: this type of oak shows a more straight grain pattern
; ; Quarter Sawn: stands out for its "flake" appearance in the grain
ENGINEERED WOOD FOR YOUR HOME
One of the most important choices you can make for your home is flooring. ; Flooring is one the first things a guest sees as they step into your home and sets the tone for a room. ; Flooring is also where we play with our children as well as walk barefoot when first waking up in the morning. ; It is important that the flooring of your home is warm and bright, as well as easy to clean. ; For many the choice of material is hardwood. Hardwood comes in many colors to fit all sorts of rooms. ; It is also easy to clean and maintain. ; But it is not without its drawbacks. Many are concerned with the environmental footprint caused by using traditional hardwoods as well as costly installation and replacement fees should it be damaged.