Wooden florboards are something I have never had in all the houses I have lived in!
I have always had dogs and I think they would scratch them anyway.
We once re modelled an old house extensively and my partner was a FIFO worker and had asked for wooden floors in the main lounge room but it did not happen, and we had an awful argument (he was away when architect made the decision that we couldnt have them, and in those days no mobile phones).
So i do not know anything about wooden floorboards.
Yes, they look great but if not kept clean your feet can feel dirty on them. They are great when you accidentally spill things because it's so much easier to clean than carpet is.
I like the look of them but in winter carpet is so much warmer
My parents had them for most of the time I was living at home because they couldn't afford to carpet the entire house. I remember that it was so cold at home with only floorboards. When I was in my late teens, they did carpet the lounge/ dining and hallway. The bedrooms are still without carpet. My aunt paid to have her bedroom carpeted I remember. Nowadays, the trend is more towards wooden floors. We have floating floors throughout the house, but we have kept the carpet in the bedrooms so it is warm and cosy underfoot . When we tore up the ( Axminster) carpets, you wouldn't believe how filthy it was. At least with floors you can wash them and sweep them easily.
I painted them white, and they looked amazzzing.
Then had them when I lived in the Mountains, and had a little country kitchen....so painted them a sage green, and all up the cost was like $50 for a new floor.
I like them natural, but if I had them again....I would have them sanded, and paint them like a Driftwood colour.....love it!
A lot of people get scared with the colour white. My Lounge room is done in all white.( all my furniture)..It's not for everyone, and if you have dark furniture, it won't go.Cream-light wood-or white will go...What colour is the furniture you have for the room, you want to do?
The rugs must have been of very good quality, if they didn't move!
Today you take a magic carpet ride on rugs, with wooden floors...lol.....That's why they had to invent the rubber, you put under the rugs now. Most rugs have some kind of nylon in them, which causes them to move.
I have had wooden floors as far back as I can remember!! Polishing the ones we had during my childhood was an enormous job, but oh!! how fabulous they were when just done! We had a very long hall, along which my sister and I would 'skate'!!! Such fun! Up here in Qld most of the houses have beautiful timber floors, and I would hate to have anything else after so long with them. I find timber has some give and is very comfortable to stand on!
Jules, my parents had friends who had a large Alsatian. The hallway was all timber floors. The dog who loved 'skating' down the long hallway. I think the floors would have been covered in huge scratch marks!!!
I have lived with wooden floorboards most of my life. In the kitchen I have vinyl - that looks like floorboards and two bedrooms have the original floorboards. In one room they are draughty. Other floors are new timber laid over the old. I think timber or vinyl floors are much cleaner than carpet. I do have area rugs and have always had dogs. My floors are not pristine and need to be repolished. It is a huge job to empty the rooms so I might live with scratched floors for a bit longer.
Yes, and I like them. They look nice and they are easy to clean compared with carpets. The floor I have in my house now looks a lot like the one in the picture but it's fake (lino printed to look like boards).
I remember we had wooden floor boards as a child, but boy did they take some work to keep them looking good, I remember my mum taking off the old layer of stuff, then re-applying the new polish, them polishing the floor with a polisher I think, it seemed to take ages!
I am not a big fan of timber floors though they look okay to me. I think they are cold to walk on and the upkeep too high, dropping things on them break easily too. Rugs on timber floor usually move or everyone trips on the rugs.