Wooden flooring to me is complete luxury, what I love about it is it adds character and warmth to a property especially a period one. A lot of people tend to steer away from it as it's always associated with being expensive, you get what you pay for. Here are my top 5 reasons for picking Wooden Flooring.
Initial costs can be slightly higher compared to other options on the market however when installed properly they can last a lifetime with regular maintenance and repairs over the years. With products such as laminate they don't fare as well over time regarding general wear and tear so you may find yourself replacing these far more often as the years go by and in turn costing you more money.
Wood floors are easier to clean compared to carpets for example. When we use to have carpets we were paying for a carpet cleaner every 12-18 mths to give them a deep clean (especially with kids / pets) so the costs over the years can add up. Where as good quality wooden floors you can give them a good wipe down weekly and they actually look better as the years go by.
Wooden floors are actually more hygienic than carpets. You read about parasites carpets can harbour especially if you have cats and dogs. With more and more people with allergy these days things like fleas / dust mites are very common.