By xxbme. Flooring. At Saturday, July 28th 2018, 02:43:45 AM.
Hardwood is more expensive than other types of materials because they are organic, can decay if left unattended and need preserving with special care. If treated well, hard wood can last a very long time and provide quality support underfoot for all the family. Hardwood planked tongue and groove is, without doubt, one of the best flooring materials and provides warmth, durability and a beautifully grained surface suitable for all room types. ore than this, natural timbers mature and improve as they age and are easily maintained and refurbished.
We do the majority of our action in the kitchen while we are upright so it is clever to shop for flooring that is unproblematic on the legs. It may sound ridiculous, but while you are in the warehouse try taking off your shoes and test out the flooring in your socks or undressed feet. Do the soles of your legs find the flooring you are trying to be pleasant and snug or too unyielding to march on?
If you still insist on carpeting, please consider not using carpet padding. Not only are you paying more for the purchase and installation of this padding, but you also are shortening the life of the carpet. So there is more material being used, more chemicals, shorter carpet life, and it is harder to clean, since the padding is like a sponge, absorbing and collecting dirt and stains and odors that are almost impossible to reach without using even harsher chemicals.