Choosing wood floors for a living room

Choosing wood floors for a living room

Choosing wood floors for a living room

Wooden floors in the living room are a classic and popular choice. They’re timeless and beautiful and can be coordinated with just about any decor. They’re also easy to keep clean and dust-free by sweeping or wiping with a damp mop, which makes them a great flooring option for families with children and pets.

Real wood floors bring natural warmth to living rooms, and with good insulation, they will both look and feel warm. Area rugs will also add additional warmth and softness and add to the overall style of your living room.

The living room is often the largest room in a home and this opens up a wide range of design possibilities. For example, when working with a large room, you can consider wider planks, or get more creative with special inlays, patterns, or borders

Visit our GraceHeritage, Noble, Prestige, Pure, Shade and Viva collections to experience a unique selection of designs, patterns, colours and finishes. Alternatively, visit our new Segno flooring range. Revisiting the classic patterned floor with a more modern approach, Segno gives you artistic licence to create your own range of unique pattern options. Whether you opt for a timeless Herringbone pattern or create your own floor ‘recipe’, Segno can help you find the perfect living room floor to match your lifestyle and interior preferences.


Benefits of wood flooring in living rooms

Pros of using wood flooring in living rooms

• Attractive
• Durable
• Comfortable underfoot
• Hygienic

Attractive – Wood flooring is beautiful and elegant and brings instant warmth to living room spaces. Available in a huge range of colours and shades from light to dark, and styles including parquet, wood floors complement any decor from modern to traditional.

Durable – Wood is incredibly durable, offering long-lasting stability. The thick and dense construction of wooden boards means that you can sand down your living rooms floors and refinish them when they start to show signs of wear and tear. As a testament to their durability, wood floors can last for decades, depending on their quality and how well they're proactively maintained.

Comfortable underfoot – While not as warm or soft as carpet, wood is more comfortable than harder flooring options such as laminate, ceramic tile and stone. Area rugs are also often used on top of hardwood floors to add warmth and softness underfoot.

Hygienic – Wood floors are easy to keep clean and dust-free by sweeping or wiping with a damp cloth, which makes them an ideal living room flooring option for allergy sufferers.

Cons of using wood flooring in living rooms

• Expensive
• Limitation in thermal and sound insulation properties

Expensive – Wood flooring is relatively expensive compared to alternative living room flooring options. However, depending on the quality of the wood floor you choose and how well you care for it, wooden floors are a worthwhile investment, lasting for decades.

Limitation in thermal and sound insulation properties – On their own, wood flooring has limited thermal and sound insulation properties and can be noisy to walk on. However, if you glue down your wood floors during installation, this will increase sound insulation properties. Installing quality underlay will also help reduce sound and provide added thermal insulation. We recommend Tarkofoam II or Tarkoflex II.

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