Solid American Oak Flooring with a Custom Stain in 'Antique Brown', with Waterborne Polyurethane
1. Added Warmth
Wood is a wonderful insulator and can play a vital role in maintaining the temperature of a room. Not only does it look warm and have a homely aesthetic, it provides a warmer floor option than other materials such as tiles or concrete, so no more shockingly cold feet when you’re on your coffee mission to the kitchen on cold winter mornings.
2. Added Comfort
Wood flooring is more comfortable to walk on as it’s softer that other flooring materials. This reduces painful issues related to the feet, which comes from prolonged exposure to hard unyielding floors like concrete and tiles.
3. Health Conscious
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has identified indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental hazards for the Western world. Although New Zealand is lagging with its indoor-air quality research, the home environment is an important and vital contributor in peoples’ health because we spend the greatest amount of our time in our homes. (BRANZ Ltd. 2017) Hardwood floors help to achieve an improved air quality in the home, by being less likely to trap fungi, bacteria and dust mites, which in turn, reduces unwanted allergens in your home.
4. Add Value to Your Home
With its timeless appeal, timber flooring has been used as a core material for building homes over the years. Timber flooring is the preferred flooring choice for consumers because of its natural character, environmental sustainability, reputable quality and aesthetics. All of these factors add long term value to your property.
Resources: (BRANZ Ltd. 2017) - Indoor Air Quality in New Zealand Homes and Schools.
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