Floors are one of the standout elements of spectacular interiors, especially in living spaces. It is very important that other interiors usually depend on the choice of flooring. Choosing the right floor therefore plays an important role in the aesthetics of the property. As noted in the Frasers Edmondson Park case study, it can determine the value of the property.
In the Edmondson Park project, the additional cost of converting the tiles to wood floors was minimal. However, this increased the desirability factor with potential buyers.
Wood, which is characterized as robust and resilient, is one of the most solid and long-lasting types of flooring. As a renewable raw material, it is also an environmentally friendly choice.
While the carpet is characterized by a soft underfoot, most carpet fibers do not bounce back, which increases wear and tear and must be replaced after 3-5 years. Carpets are also known to attract dirt and stains and require much more maintenance.
Because both materials have their own unique aesthetics and feel attractive, choosing between the two can be a complex task. Read on to find the most suitable flooring for your next project.
Durability and resilience
Compared to carpeting, wood is a durable and elastic material that requires minimal maintenance. Wooden floors only require a short vacuum cleaner or a light mop, while carpeted floors hold back dust and require thorough cleaning far more frequently. In other words, carpeting is more expensive and time consuming to maintain than a wooden floor.
Not only are carpets easy to attract dirt and stains, they can also contain allergens. A carpet is a dust magnet and therefore unsuitable for allergy sufferers, especially children with asthma.
Carpets are mainly made synthetically, which results in a shorter lifespan than other floor coverings. Unlike carpets, wood can last for generations and gets better with age. The carpet usually needs to be replaced every 5 years, depending on the quality.
Sustainability is an important driver when choosing materials in a construction project. Wood is a biologically renewable and environmentally friendly material. Wood is also hard-wearing and therefore ideal for high-traffic areas. A wooden floor can easily be restored to its original beauty by lightly sanding it down.
Five star projects
For environmentally conscious projects, wood such as the range produced by Cadorin directly from Italy is the ideal option. Cadorin wood floors are made without formaldehyde and only use natural oils for surfaces and vinyl adhesives. All of the wood is sourced sustainably. In addition, they retain responsibility from the factory, including using renewable energy waste in processing.
Wooden floors are timeless and can easily be freshened up with a new color or polish. Carpet, on the other hand, cannot be saved after it has been dated. In addition, scratches on oak floors are not easy to spot due to the veins characteristic of European and American oak. If the carpet is damaged, the entire floor will need to be replaced. On the other hand, wood only needs minimal maintenance – in the event of damage, only the affected boards need to be replaced.