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Revamp your home with fabulous new flooring

Rob Byrne - Friday, December 28, 2012

If you’re determined to give your home a facelift, you might want to consider investing in some new flooring. There are lots of materials for you to choose from and it’s amazing how much of a difference laying new floors can make to rooms.

One option that may suit your property perfectly is oak. This timber is ideally suited to domestic interiors. It has a luxurious quality and it can blend in with both contemporary and rustic decor. These days, it’s easy to get hold of superb quality oak flooring.

The home improvement bug

It seems as though consumers around the country have caught the home improvement bug. According to research conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a considerable number of individuals are opting to enhance their houses and flats rather than moving elsewhere.

The organisation cited stagnation in the property sector as the major cause behind the trend. It claimed that the housing market in Britain is still “stuck in the doldrums”.

Across the country

More than 50 per cent of the chartered surveyors polled by RICS stated that the slow sales market is prompting a growing number of people to improve their existing abodes rather than selling up.

The organisation pointed out that the trend is being seen across the country as a whole. However, it pointed to consumers in the north-west of England as being the most likely to stay put and revamp their properties.

Word of warning

RICS went on to note that if you’re thinking of making changes to your residence in a bid to boost its value, it’s important to be tactical. It remarked: “Most properties have expansion or improvement potential, but we would advise homeowners to think about how much they are investing and their key motivator before undertaking major projects. It is important to consider the style and age of the property before undertaking any works.

“Remember, when you do eventfully look to sell, what appeals to you may not appeal to potential buyers. Costly disappointments can be avoided by prior planning and research. RICS advise that whatever you decide to do with your home you should seek professional advice and ensure all works are carried out by qualified contractors.”

Take your pick

Whether you’re keen to enhance your abode to boost its value or simply want to get more enjoyment out of the space yourself, you might be interested in the oak floors we offer here at Natural Stone & Timber.

You can take your pick from a variety of finishes and we should have the perfect solution for you.

Lasting appeal

One of the great things about oak as a flooring material is its lasting appeal. Unlike lots of synthetic offerings, its popularity endures and it’s not hard to see why. It has a calming effect and looks completely natural in a whole range of surroundings.

To find out more about the floors we sell, as well as the decking boards, slate chippings and other products we offer, just take a look around our website.