Wood has always been popular as a floor covering because the naturalness of this material is simply unrivalled. ‘Wood is always an original and not an imitation – you can see and feel this with every step. And because each tree grows differently, each wooden floor is unique and only gets more beautiful with age’, says Simon Raphael, product management at BOEN.
A wood floor also has many benefits for the indoor climate because wood is, after all, naturally anti-bacterial, anti-static, hygienic and therefore particularly well suited to those who suffer from allergies. Thanks to its hygroscopic properties, wood is able to remove or add moisture from or to the ambient air, thus improving the room climate.
The list of benefits offered by wood floors is a long one and has considerably expanded in recent years thanks to a number of new developments. Today, innovative surfaces and a range of plank formats mean that wood can be used in a broader range of environments, such as in renovations, in commercial properties with lots of foot traffic or in rooms that have traditionally been laid with other floor coverings, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Hardwood flooring is superior to other flooring in many respects, particularly where people place value on naturalness, health, and a stylish ambience.
No other flooring is as versatile as wood
Despite all the advantages of hardwood flooring, it is the customers’ taste that determines the choice in the end. No other flooring offers as many design options as wood. Different formats such as planks, 3-strip or 1-strip flooring enable a customised atmosphere and individual colour options. The surface can be crafted and brushed by hand and the hardwood floor laid in patterns. Generous plank formats, such as BOEN’s Chaletino wide planks, also make wooden floors interesting for especially high-quality architectural projects. Furthermore, hardwood flooring is the only floor that you can choose various finishes for, such as natural oil or lacquer coatings with various gloss levels. And if everyday life leaves too many traces behind, the floor can be renovated, repaired and even 're-designed’. This makes hardwood flooring a floor that retains its value and can even be passed down to the next generation.
Regular new and further developments impress new customers time and again
The right care is needed to ensure that the wood floor lasts for a long time. ‘This is much less complicated than many people think. Because you only need to bear in mind a few points in order to enjoy many years of pleasure from your floor. The important thing is that hardwood floors should only be mopped ‘damp’, any liquids spilled should be quickly removed and a care product used occasionally. This freshens up the surface, giving it a new sheen’, states Raphael. ‘After all, natural materials loved to be looked after, age with dignity and acquire a beautiful patina over time.’
To ensure that wood floors continue to impress new customers, BOEN regularly releases new and further developments. With Live Matt Plus, for example, the next generation of matt lacquer was recently launched – with improved protection against dirt and liquids as well as a low gloss level to make the floor look very natural and authentic. Three plank floors have been created in the oak colours Soft Brown, Fresh White, and Medium Grey.
What makes high-quality wood floors so valuable
- As a natural product, each wood floor is unique, reflecting all the facets of the tree.
- In terms of design, a good wood floor is a timeless classic that offers several design options with varying formats, patterns, finishes and structure.
- Hardwood flooring can be renovated. Even after several decades of use in an existing property, it can be sanded and be given a new sheen.
- High-quality hardwood flooring maintains and increases the value of a property for future generations.
- Wood floors can be repaired and last for decades if they are well looked after.
- Wood is also antibacterial and antistatic by nature. Dust can be easily removed. This makes hardwood flooring suitable for those who suffer from allergies.
- Hardwood floors help to regulate the indoor climate, provide natural warmth and a harmonious living environment.
- Natural, high-quality hardwood flooring is free of substances and emissions that are harmful to health.
- Hardwood floors are environmentally friendly and sustainable. They are manufactured from renewable raw materials and can be recycled at the end of their life and e.g. converted into bioenergy.
- Wood is a natural storer of CO2 and continues to store CO2 even after it has been converted into hardwood flooring.