Hardwood timber – why should you invest in it?

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Hardwood timber doors, floors, staircases and mouldings create rich natural colors with handcrafted quality.

And thats why I wanted to tell you more about why should consider changing to hardwood wherever you can in your home. I know it can be costly but over time it will prove a far wiser choice than other cheaper alternatives.

beautiful hardwood

 

Some quick reasons why you should choose hardwood:

  • Natural, warm, authentic color.
  • Simple, yet decorative for any room in the house.
  • Rugged, yet charming.
  • Durable and easy to care for.
  • Beauty that’s hard to tire of.
  • Lasts the lifetime of the home. No need to renew doors or other fittings.
  • Adds real value to a home. It can be a great investment.

Simply put hardwood introduces stature, quality and charm to any room and becomes more valuable as time goes by. Hardwood will enhance any environment in which it appears.

Hardwood transcends time and over the long run it’s probably the least expensive option. If you come to sell your home in a few years time a prospective purchaser will be guaranteed to be impressed with the quality and creaftsmanship of your fittings. He will also understand that no further investment on his part will be neccessary. And, thus, your asking price will very likely be met.

So to keep your investment in tip top condition you will be pleased to know that it is very simple to keep that sheen that so impresses one and all.

Generally, you have three options:

  1. You can use a refresher to enhance the shine
  2. You can lightly screen and re-coat with urethane polishes and varnishes to bring back the original luster
  3. You can completely sand and refinish the surface to make the wood look brand new.

Also, a urethane-protected hardwood surface provides so much durability you may never need to choose any of the above options.

And you are spoilt for choice too. If you have a favourite wood just tell us and we will tell you if we can produce what you are looking for from it.

There are many varieties of colours and species of hardwoods. From the lighter colours of natural oak to the rich reds of Cherry hardwoods will bring naturally diverse colours into any room. Other colours and species include Oak, White Ash, Mahogany, Walnut, Beech, Chestnut, Idigbo, Yew, Lime, Olive and so many more.

Generally, the harder the wood the more durable. However, grain and color must be considered because light colors with less grain may actually  show more wear than “softer” woods. The hardest woods include Idigbo, Maple and White Oak, while American Cherry and Walnut are softer hardwoods.

So there you have it a basic introduction as to why we think an investment in solid timber hardwoods will pay dividends for you. Good luck.

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