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How to Make the Choice Between Wooden and Marble Floors

Traditionally, marble floors and wooden floors have been the most opted for choices when it comes to deciding the nature of the floors in the house. While marble is known for its elegance and timeless appeal, wooden flooring too has its fair share of loyalists.

Marble Flooring

Marble flooring is an elegant option for your home, and it comes in the following three finishes:
•    Hone finish
•    Polished finish
•    Sand/abrasive finish

Marble floors are easy to maintain and regular polishing will keep it looking new and shiny. However, do remember that marble is porous in nature so any strong stain will seep right through the stone and the stain will then be difficult to remove.

Disadvantages of marble floors

One of the major disadvantage of marble floors has to be the ‘coolness’ factor. Marble floors are cool underfoot so they will not do in areas which are generally cold. Another one is that it is quite expensive.

Wooden Flooring

Wooden flooring is mostly endangered by moisture and water, so you always need to be careful of this. Vacuum cleaning works the best for wooden floors as it reduces the risk of scratches, and a slightly damp mop should do the job just fine. Never drag anything (toys, furniture and so on) on the floor as it can leave marks. Also, clean up all stains at the earliest to avoid deep rooted stains. One of the major disadvantage of the wooden floor is that it is prone to termites.

So now that you know how much upkeep is required by marble and wooden floors, and what are the disadvantages of each, you can make a better decision depending on the budget, and the area you are getting the flooring installed.

Contact the wooden flooring Ipswich for installation and maintenance. Depending on your budget, you can either choose solid timber floors, engineered timber floors or even marble flooring.