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Why has the sale of hardwood flooring picked up

by Saanvi Arora Wooden Flooring

Indians have taken to wooden flooring in a very big way over the past decade due to the classy look that it gives to the homes. This is true especially in case of high end homes in the urban cities which exhibit an ascending trend in purchasing power of consumers. Many developers are trying to match up to the expectations of clients with international exposure or NRI clientele who look forward to having an international look and feel to their house. Like the other cold countries of the world, the colder regions of India have been traditionally using it due to its capacity to exhibit neutral temperature. Conventional floor tiles tend to become pick up the cold temperature from the air and it could become a challenging task to walk barefoot on such cold flooring, especially when the temperatures drop very low. It acts as an insulation against freezing temperature.  But now with increased purchasing power amongst the city dwellers and air-conditions becoming a necessity. Now-a-days the environment inside the high-end urban homes is controlled due to air-conditioned rooms and proper insulation in place. The exposure to external humidity and moisture is being addressed effectively, hence opting for wooden flooring is no more restricted to cold or hilly regions of the country. It is mostly made from timber. Maple, Oak, Walnut, Cherry, Ash or Mahogany are also popular choices and so is bamboo, which happens to be a grass varietal.

Hardwood flooring have been associated with conventional flooring choice of the cold western regions for many of the above mentioned reasons. Regions of New England, Eastern parts of Canada and most parts of Europe still do have houses which are more than 100 years old and have solid wood flooring. Despite so many years having passed, the flooring in these houses is as strong and sturdy as it was a century back. It gives a feeling of vintage homes and provides the house with an old world feel. In right conditions they tend to be very durable and can last a lifetime. Although they can cost a good amount of money for the buyers and can prove to be high on maintenance, yet there are many people who prefer the vintage look for their home and ready to foot the bill.  The amount of foot traffic needs to be considered before selecting this type of flooring for the house. Most often than not it needs professional help for laying these wooden planks, hence the installation cost also tends to be on the higher side as compared to the mechanised versions of wooden flooring.

Engineered hardwood flooring is a versatile and resilient flooring choice that people have begun to opt for. It is made from genuine wood but topped with veneer coat on top of it to fortify the plank against the wear and tear caused due to daily walking traffic. The top layer also acts as a sound absorber and prevents the typical sound that one is accustomed to while walking on the flooring.


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