Allergen producing dust mites, flees and dust trapped in a carpet can play havoc with allergy sufferers – with wood nothing is hidden.
Wood flooring is easier to keep clean than carpeting – a simple brush or light vacuum keeps your wood floor looking great and even mud dragged in by pets and kids vanishes with a damp mop.
With wood flooring there are no unpleasant odors – the sweet smell of a polished wooden floor is always an inviting delight
Wood’s appeal is timeless – a well-fitted, good quality, wood floor should last for decades where carpeting will almost certainly need replacing sooner.
Wood flooring is also available to all budgets and tends to appeal more when selling a house, compared to those with other floor finishes.
|A&B||Graded face allows slight to medium colour variation, live knots below 20mm, dead knots below 5mm, dark/black streaks about 3mm x 5mm. Sap 10% of the face area allowed.|
|C||Graded face allows a natural colour variation, live knots allowed, dead knots below 15mm, dark/ black streaks 5mm x 10mm, putty filler may be used as long as the colour is similar to the overall tone of the wood. Sap 20% of the face area allowed.|
|D||As C grade but with knots up to 40mm and up to 30% sap across the face area.|
|Classic||A B & C grade|
|Rustic||A mixture of C and D grades.|
|Character Nature & Manor||A natural mix of ABCD grades|
|Prime||Attractive grain, sound knots up to 20mm (20p piece). Maximum of 2 knots per linear metre of board.|
|Character||Attractive grain, sound knots up to 40mm on face, occasional clusters of small knots (“cats paw”), some filling may be required, good ratio of prime quality boards.|
|Rustic||As character grade but with a higher percentage of larger knots and natural characteristics, some additional filling may also be required.|
|Pub||Very rustic (as it comes). Colour variation and all defects allowed.|