Can Bamboo Flooring Enhance the Value of a House?

When it comes to hardwood floors, not many people doubt the value that these floors offer. Hardwood floors can easily enhance the visual appeal of any space. They exude a timelessly classic look. As a result, each time you step inside a building with hardwood floors, you will find yourself marvelling at the flooring. In addition, hardwood floors can suit almost any kind of interior décor and style. Their simple and uncluttered look makes them complement various interior décor styles and layouts effortlessly.

These floors remain easy to clean and maintain too. And, in terms of durability, hardwood floors can last for 25 to 30 years as well. Hardwood floors will also never look dated or obsolete. Unlike some flooring trends, they will continue to look good. This means that once you acquire a new timber floor and install it properly, you will be able to enjoy your investment for several years with minimal maintenance. For these reasons, timber flooring continues to enjoy high levels of popularity across the country.

 

However, if you want a good alternative to timber floors, you will do well to consider the merits of bamboo floors. Bamboo has become quite popular for being an eco-friendly alternative to hardwood. A beautiful and natural product, it offers hygienic and sustainable properties too. Bamboo floors can be timeless. Like hardwood floors, they will never go out of fashion in some years. They can easily match the interior décor of your home as well. So, redecorating your home will never pose a challenge.

Buying a bamboo floor inevitably means making a long-term investment. These floors can last you for many years. And, you will be able to restore the look of the floor by sanding the bamboo and resealing it. Unlike hardwood floors, strand woven bamboo floors can be extremely hardwearing. So, they will not sustain damage very easily. Moreover, they will not be prone to scratching as some hardwood floors do.

 

Many interior designers believe that the natural beauty of bamboo floors contributes to the popularity of these floors. For starters, these floors come at immensely affordable prices as opposed to hardwood floors. Yet, they can give your property a warm and sophisticated look. Besides being natural and hygienic, these floors come in a wide selection of colours, styles and sizes. This attests to their versatility and durability. You will be able to use bamboo flooring in almost any room in your house barring rooms with excess moisture levels. Installing and maintaining bamboo floors remains both simple and easy.

Moreover, you will be able to use these floors with underfloor heating as well. Bamboo floors come in planks and parquet blocks. Thus, depending on your preferences, you will be able to achieve the look you desire. Lastly, bamboo floors can be superb for people suffering from various kinds of allergies. The hygienic traits of these floors makes them superb not only for a property’s value but for its occupants as well.

 For more information, contact us at Engadine Floor Store today.

 

 

 

Carpets vs. Rugs in NSW: What’s the Difference?

Many people often use the terms carpets and rugs in NSW interchangeably, as though they mean the same thing. This is quite understandable since both have a lot of similarities. For one, both are used to refer to a piece of thick cloth that is normally woven by using organic fibers or synthetic materials. Both are also used to decorate homes and offices around the world. Despite these similarities, there are marked differences between both types of flooring materials.

Floor Coverage

For one, a carpet is generally used as a form of wall-to-wall floor covering. That is, carpets are installed to cover an entire room of virtually any size. In addition, wall-to-wall carpets are permanently affixed to a subfloor. On the other hand, rugs are usually used to cover a particular area only. They can simply be laid anywhere and since they’re not permanently fixed to the floor, they can be moved easily from one place to another.

Size

Another main (and more obvious) difference is with regard to their size. For instance, wall-to-wall carpeting can be as large as the room that they are being installed in. On the other hand, rugs are much smaller by comparison. They are often as large as a few feet in length and width. Area rugs in particular can cover only a certain portion of the room where they are placed, like the center of a living room for example. There are also area carpets which do not cover the entire floor space of the room. However, they are still much bigger than a typical area rug.

Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning and maintenance, many people agree that carpets are more challenging than rugs. More often than not, carpets are clean with the use of a vacuum cleaner. However, this does not give the carpet a thorough cleaning, or at least not as thorough as one would expect. When carpets do need a thorough cleaning, the only option would be professional deep cleaning. And people who have tried professional deep cleaning knows how expensive and time consuming this process can be.

Area rugs on the other hand are much simpler to clean. Since they’re not permanently fixed to the floor and because of their relatively small size, it is easy to bring them outside the home and give them a thorough cleaning. Some can also be washed by hand using a soft-bristled brush and mild detergent, though care must be taken not to damage the fibers.

Aside from the ones mentioned above, there are many other differences between rugs and carpets. But whichever one you choose, you are bound to get a soft and comfortable flooring material that you’ll enjoy for many years to come (with proper care and maintenance, of course).

If you are looking for high quality carpets or rugs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us up at (02) 4677 3366 or (02) 9520 0628 or leave a message in our contact page. We also have a range of other products like timber flooring, vinyl flooring, and others.