Wood is a beautiful natural product with the added benefit that, when sourced sustainably, its use as a material for design and construction is good for the environment. There’s no imitating the character of real wood, no matter how much fake, plastic products try. Partly it’s feel. Not just of the warmth of the wood under your feet or in your hand but just the atmosphere that real wood creates. Maybe that’s because every plank, slat, and piece of wood has a distinctive pattern that comes from the perfect randomness of its growth instead of using a ‘wood grain’ pattern that repeats endlessly.
Wood floors are not without their problems though. Choose a cheap wood that’s little more than a thin laminated covering over another material and you’ll feel and notice the difference all too quickly. First, when you walk across a real wooden floor, you’ll find its solidity and ‘spring’ are unmistakable. Second, walk in the wrong shoes across a cheap, soft wood floor and you’ll notice the dents, scratches and splinters build up very quickly.
How do you get the comfort, style, and warmth of a wooden floor without seeing your new investment looking terrible within a matter of months? There’s a simple and natural solution: hardwood floors. They need to be properly sourced, the wood carefully selected, and the floor made with attention to detail so you end up with a perfect smooth surface. You need to be sure that the supplier you choose ticks all the boxes for quality, reliability, and environmental sustainability. Companies like Junckers hardwood flooring put their focus on delivering on all those points but there are others without such a strong track record. Be careful to choose the company to provide your new flooring.