The Advantages of Choosing Wood Flooring

pale sycamore wood flooring in sitting room with sofa and side board

There are many advantages of choosing wood flooring. A beautiful solid or engineered floor makes a statement and enhances the aesthetics of your home.  Every board is unique exhibiting beautiful and differing grain patterns. There are various suitable hardwood species each with its own individual characteristics.  Both oak and elm feature lots of grain, whereas ash or sycamore have more subtle grain markings.  Whatever the choice, every floor is unique. Be it a solid or engineered here are some of the benefits of wood flooring?

What Are The Advantages of Choosing Wood Flooring?

  • Renewable and recyclable, a wood floor has a timeless appeal.
  • A natural product so good for the environment.
  • Suitable for any style whether it be classic or contemporary.
  • A wide range of finishes available giving you choice to match your decor
  • A good investment.  Estates agents claim it adds value to your home.
  • Lack of allergens commonly found in carpets and grouting making for better air quality.
  • More hygienic than carpeting.
  • Easy to keep clean. Read our guide on this.
  • Exceptionally hardwearing, strong and durable.
  • Long lasting therefore more cost effective than other types of flooring.
  • Can be restored to its former glory by re-sanding.
  • Totally unique – no two floors are the same.
  • Engineered wood flooring is perfectly suitable if your home has underfloor heating.
  • Easy to install with both solid and engineered options available.


Solid wood or engineered hardwood flooring can stand up to the test time. Choose the best you can afford. For Engineered flooring look for 5mm wear layer to allow for a light sanding if necessary further down the line.


Wood floors are available in a wide variety of styles and colours, meaning that you no longer have to stick to the traditional feel and colour of oak boards. From dark, rich woods that give an opulent and sophisticated atmosphere to your home to the lighter, more modern, and contemporary styles of greys and vanilla, you are sure to find a wood finish that can match any home décor. 

Widths and Lengths

We supply mixed width boards or a fixed width, tongue and groove or straight edged, bevelled or non bevelled the choice is yours.

The benefits of wood flooring over other types of flooring are numerous. It may be a little more costly but it’s longevity will pay you back with the years of service it provides. So why not consider hardwood flooring for your next home renovation project, you won’t regret it.

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Ben Sutton has established himself as independent hardwood timber merchant and supplier with a solid reputation built up over the last 20 years. He is committed to providing a bespoke and professional service to his clients at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality product. Follow Ben on LinkedIn.