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Covid-19 - 26/01/2021 - Just a note to say iWood Timber will remain open again through this lockdown as we supply the construction industry.
We're currently experiencing a high volume of orders, and with Covid restrictions in place,
we're currently working to a lead time of 14-28 working days
(some products have longer lead times as described in their individual descriptions).
The Advantages of Hardwood Flooring
Flooring, by its very nature, needs to be durable. Wherever it is laid it will come under immense stress whether that is because it is in an area where it is walked on a lot, is in contact with moisture or must withstand the weight of your household appliances.
Hardwood flooring is the ideal product to make sure your flooring is not only as tough as possible but also looks great. Solid wood can withstand vast amounts of pressure and can be treated to help it withstand areas with high moisture content and to keep its natural colour.
Whatever alternative flooring you buy, be it laminated or engineered, they are all trying to replicate the look of a true hardwood flooring as well as playing catch up on its characteristics. No alternative product on the market will live up to the beauty, versatility and strength of solid wood.
The appearance of your flooring is up to you depending on whether you want modern prime oak, characterful Light Character or traditional rustic. Our flooring is easy to fit and profiled to make sure you get the most out of it whether you choose to have relief grooves or not.
Treating Hardwood Flooring
You will need to treat your flooring differently depending on where it is applied. You can treat your hardwood flooring to help it withstand moisture in areas like bathrooms and kitchens and you can protect it from high wear in areas of high traffic like hallways.
To maintain your flooring you do need to treat and maintain it so that you preserve and extend its life. By looking after the wood you will continue to get the benefits of the oak’s natural properties which means that you won’t have to replace it any time soon, and as you can imagine, that alone has benefits.