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6 reasons why you should invest in timber flooring

8 Nov 2022

Timber flooring is a popular choice for new homes and home renovations for many reasons. It can add value to your home, it's durable and easy to maintain and much more. We've put together a list of 6 of the best reasons to make the decision and invest in timber flooring for your home.

Read more to find out why you should invest in timber flooring.

Why you should invest in timber flooring

When it comes to home renovations or new home builds, there are many factors to consider. As the cost of living continues to rise, more and more people are becoming conscious of the need to save money.

One of the critical decisions is budget distribution, in order to figure out what elements of your project to splurge on, and what not to splurge on. You want to ensure that any larger investment will pay off in the long run—both in terms of resale value and enjoyment while you live there.

Image: Havwoods' HW3573 Ryde herringbone timber flooring | Caves Palms home - see more about this project.

Why should I invest in my flooring?

Investing in flooring is a sure-fire way to increase the value of your home, especially if you invest time and money into upgrading elements that will be used frequently. 

Think about the flooring in your high-traffic areas, as well as your kitchen and bathroom. Design starts from the floor up, and your floor takes up the largest amount of space in your home. Getting the floor right will set the scene for the rest of your project. 

While there are a lot of cheap flooring alternatives on the market, timber floors are a smart choice for your project. And when it comes to timber flooring, a Havwoods floor is the best investment you can make. Here's why:

1. Timber is Timeless

Unlike other flooring types, timber will always be a classic choice. Timber flooring, and timber placement, has been around for centuries—with flooring patterns like chevron, herringbone and parquet dating back to the French renaissance era. We can confidently say that timber is a natural and renewable resource, and investing in a timber floor will last you for many years to come.

Image: Havwoods HW16007 Notte Herringbone | Grantley Hall project, UK

2. Damaged boards can be replaced cost-effectively

When it comes to a damaged section of your timber floor, this can be replaced. You can replace a few of the damaged boards, or depending on the finish of the board (oiled or lacquered), you can buff or sand the timber back and re-oil or re-stain it to bring back its original condition. 

It’s very important that you take great care of your floors and pay attention to the type of finish used initially so that implementing the right level of care will ensure longevity. 

Comparatively, tiling requires much more time and effort to replace if damaged, and tiles are costly to replace. Similarly, carpet can be difficult to replace in sections that are damaged, especially if you can’t find the exact carpet. In many cases, the entire carpet often needs replacing.

3. Timber is Strong and Durable

Havwoods floors are pre-finished and coated with up to 6mm wear layers. This coating method is done off-site in a controlled environment which ensures a properly cured coating that is hard wearing and will last you many years to come. 

4. Timber flooring can be cost-effective

Did you know that with Havwoods timber flooring, you don’t have to sand and stain on-site like other solid timber alternatives? That’s right, all our timber flooring is pre-finished and ready to install straight away, reducing after-purchase costs on extras for labour and materials, mess and time.

Solid timber alternatives require curing on site for a length of time before being laid, need to be installed, then sanded and finally sealed - all taking time, labour and money.

5. Timber is environmentally conscious and sustainably made

Havwoods products are made with sustainability in mind. All of our engineered timber boards are crafted in a way where less trees are needed to create the same number of boards (unlike solid timber, and some alternative engineered timber brands).

We also offer a dedicated sustainable range that has been sourced and manufactured following strict eco-friendly practices. This ensures the safety and well-being of our eco-system, wildlife and people. Havwoods has been awarded both FSC® (C009500) and Cradle-to-Cradle® Silver certifications.

Read more about why timber is one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly choices you can make here.

6. Timber is the best financial investment you could make

A Havwoods floor is a great financial investment. Because of our high-quality materials, craftsmanship and renowned brand, our floors increase the value of your home. 

Havwoods has over 40 years of experience creating beautifully luxurious spaces with the finest materials. Not only will you enjoy your Havwoods floor for years to come, but you will also be in the best position to get a return on your investment, if you ever decide to sell your home.

So what’s next?

Investing in Havwoods Timber flooring is a great way to improve the look and feel of your home, while also making a wise financial investment. 

Our timber floors are made from the highest quality materials and are built to last. They'll add value to your home and will save you money in the long run. If you're looking for a timber floor that will stand the test of time, Havwoods is the obvious choice.

If you would like to explore our range, our showrooms are a great place to start. You can easily book an appointment with one of our friendly staff who will take you through the best products for your project.

Alternatively, you can order a sample to see our products in-situ.