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Why You Should Revamp Your Home With Wood Flooring

DFO-2037 Hare Oak Natural Wood Flooring in a Dining Area

Wood floors have long been a hallmark of sophistication and charm, offering a blend of warmth and elegance that few other materials can match. Whether you’re looking to update a single room or transform your entire home, classic wood flooring is an excellent choice. This guide will help you understand the benefits and types of wood flooring, with examples from our collection to inspire your renovation project.

The Timeless Appeal of Wood Floors

Wood flooring brings a natural beauty and character that enhances any space. Here are some reasons why homeowners love wood floors:

Natural Warmth

Wood’s natural grain patterns and rich tones create a warm, inviting atmosphere in any room. Whether you choose light, medium, or dark wood, the inherent warmth of wood flooring makes your home feel cozy and welcoming.


Wood floors complement various interior design styles, from traditional to contemporary. They provide a neutral yet sophisticated backdrop that allows you to easily change your decor without worrying about clashing with your flooring.


High-quality wood floors can last for decades, especially with proper care. They can be sanded and refinished multiple times, which allows you to refresh their appearance without the need for a complete replacement.

Popular Wood Flooring Types

Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is crafted from a single piece of wood, offering unmatched authenticity and the ability to be sanded and refinished multiple times. It’s a long-term investment that adds significant value to your home.

Wood Plank Flooring Mountain Oak
A great example of our solid wood flooring is our Mountain Oak Solid Wood Flooring

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring consists of a top layer of real wood on top of multiple layers of plywood or similar. This structure provides enhanced stability, making it less susceptible to changes in humidity and temperature. It’s a versatile option suitable for various areas of your home.

DFO-2042 Thrasher Oak Natural Herringbone Wood Flooring in a lounge area with two brown leather Chairs, side table, house plant and bottom of a window showing
A great example of our engineered wood flooring is our Thrasher Oak Herringbone Engineered Wood Flooring

Choosing the Right Finish

The finish you select can dramatically alter the look and feel of your wood floors. Here are a few options to consider:

Matte Finish

A matte finish gives a contemporary, understated look that emphasises the wood’s natural beauty. It’s great for hiding minor scratches and dust.

Here are some great example of Wood Flooring with a Matt Lacquered finish

Satin Finish

Satin finishes strike a balance between matte and gloss, offering a subtle sheen that enhances the wood’s color and grain without being overly reflective.

Here are some great example of Wood Flooring with a Satin Lacquered finish

Natural Oiled

A natural oil finish penetrates the wood, enhancing its natural grain and providing a warm, rich look. This type of finish allows the wood to breathe and can be easily maintained by reapplying oil as needed. It gives a more organic and authentic appearance, ideal for those who appreciate a natural, rustic aesthetic.

Maintaining Your Wood Floors

To keep your wood floors looking beautiful for years to come, follow these maintenance tips:

Regular Cleaning: Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt and prevent scratches.

Prompt Spill Cleanup: Wipe up spills immediately to prevent water damage and staining.

Use Rugs and Mats: Place rugs in high-traffic areas and mats at entryways to reduce wear and tear.

Refinishing: Sand and refinish your floors periodically to restore their original condition.

Revamping your home with classic wood floors is an investment in both beauty and durability. With the right choice of wood and finish, you can create a space that reflects your style and stands the test of time. Explore our collection to find the perfect wood flooring for your home and experience the warmth and elegance that only wood can provide, view our extensive range of wood flooring.

If you have any questions or would like some advice please call us on 01992 563 394 or contact us via contact form.

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