After a long day at work, there is no better feeling than escaping the world into our bedroom. Within those four walls, we can feel safe, secure, comfortable and relaxed. It's a place where we feel right at home.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates the average human is in bed for 227,468 hours or 26 years over a lifetime.
As such, it make sense to design your bedroom with comfort and practically in mind – and this starts with the flooring. Here are five reasons why hardwood timber flooring works well in this space.
1) Sleep quality and health
Everyone knows that the recommended sleep length for adults is between 7 and 9 hours a night. However, if your bedroom environment is dusty, this can make it harder to breathe and make you wake up – breaking that all important sleep cycle.
One of the true benefits of wooden flooring is that it's much more hygienic than other surfaces. Dust, fleas, pet hair and allergens can't be caught up in the fibres and therefore won't have an impact on your sleep or health. Simply vacuum or mop the wooden floors from time and time and you're away!
2) Durable over many years
As the statistic above noted, we spend a lot of time in the bedroom. Whether getting dressed in the morning, putting the washing away or just tidying up, there can be a lot of foot traffic through the bedroom. This means you need a surface that can be durable in the long-term – exactly what wooden flooring can provide.
At Sydney Flooring, we take pride in the fact that our timber will last generations and stand up to damage better than other options. From a financial perspective, wooden flooring is a great investment in your home.
3) Enhancing your bedroom style
When thinking about redesigning their bedroom, most people draw inspiration from the wall colour or items in the room such as bedding and artwork. However, what if we told you that the rich colours of timber flooring can help develop your own style?
Use the beautiful red tones of Jarrah, Karri or Sydney Blue Gum to build rich romantic undertones in the bedroom or use light timbers such as Tasmanian Oak, Blackbutt, Australian Beech or Baltic Pine to give the space a clear and concise look. Using the natural colour of timber flooring, you can build your own personal style and design within the bedroom.
4) Opportunity for under floor heating
The bedroom is one of the environments where you want to feel warm and cosy, especially during the winter. Of course, this means that under floor heating will be in the mind of many people.
Wood and therefore wooden flooring is considered a great medium to install this type of technology and is very efficient over many years. In recent times, under floor heating has also become more cost effective, enabling people across Sydney to create the perfect bedroom space.
5) Easy maintenance
What would your reaction be if you had just spilled something on your new bedroom carpet? You certainly wouldn't be happy with yourself considering how much it would cost to fix.
However, if you had timber flooring installed in the bedroom, it would be simple to get the mop out and clean up the mess. No stains, no smells, no hassle – everything can be cleaned up without a worry.
For more information about getting hardwood timber flooring, get in touch with our expert team today – we look forward to hearing from you!