The Truth Behind Common Hardwood Flooring Myths

There are lots of myths surrounding home decorating, and quite a few pertain to real wood on the floor. Here are just some of the theories you may hear and why they might not necessarily be true.

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They are expensive

We associate real hardwood floors with luxury; we see them in grand period homes, so we assume that they’re beyond the reach of a “regular Joe.” In reality, real wood doesn’t have to break the bank. Do your research because some grades and types of wood are cheaper than others.

They are not good for the environment

This very much depends on the type of wood you choose and how it is produced. There is a growing number of manufacturers who are committed to sustainable practices. Check for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo if you have any doubt.

Difficult to maintain

You might think it’s all about constant polishing, waxing and sanding, but in fact, a regular sweep is generally sufficient for the most part. Wooden floors are hardwearing, and any scratches can be gently sanded out if necessary.

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Once you have decided on a solid wood flooring, consult a specialist retailer like Wood Floor Warehouse, and then you’ll be ready to think about the aesthetics of design and finishing the scheme. See the Ideal Home’s guide.

What you choose now doesn’t have to be the flooring you’re stuck with forever. If you change your mind, try a new finish or add a new rug.

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