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Flooring May 13, 2021

Castro Wood Floors – The Beauty of Natural Wood

After years of painted, cerused and high gloss woods, natural wood has well and truly made its way back onto the design world’s mood board.

The first step in knowing which natural wood finishes work for you is to follow your heart. It might sound like a cliché, but there’s little point in picking out an antique pine desk just because it’s on-trend. You’ve got to love it.

The next part is easy—almost all wood finishes will work with any sort of interior. The 2020 trend throws out the rulebook and says that more traditional wood finishes like walnut and oak can work just as well in a modern city apartment whose interior is ultra-minimalist with razor-sharp lines, as they can in a country manor. Equally, bleached pine and salvaged timbers aren’t solely for Scandinavian aesthetics and urban lofts. Use them in a modern country townhouse or a mid-century abode and they’ll work just fine.

Top 5 Advantages of Wood Flooring


Wood flooring offers a lot of variety, from rustic wide planking to sleek and contemporary finishes, different grains and species and custom projects. You also have the added advantage of being able to install underfloor heating, which is becoming a popular choice in home heating.

Helping the planet

Milled wood flooring is a long-lasting, durable product that helps sequester carbon, keeping it stored in the flooring instead of being released into the atmosphere, especially when the flooring is made from reclaimed wood.

An instant return on your investment

Solid wood flooring instantly increases the value of your home and helps sell it much faster. Homebuyers are not only attracted to the look and feel of wood flooring when they view a home, but they also know it is an investment worth preserving rather than replacing.


It takes a lot to ruin a wood floor, and even one that has been poorly maintained can be restored to its former glory. Unlike other flooring, wood floors become more appealing with age and add character to a home. Most flooring has a lifespan of five to 10 years, whereas wood floors can last for decades with very little upkeep.

A healthy choice

From a maintenance standpoint, wood floors are easy to clean and to keep clean, unlike carpets that can harbour all forms of dust mites, fleas and parasites. Wood floors make things a lot easier on both allergy sufferers and pet owners. They also offer that extra little bonus to the health of our planet.

New Engineered Oak Boards

Castro Wood Floor’s new engineered board is affordable to the end-user in these tough times. The 11,5mm x 180mm wide engineered oak board oiled can be oiled to your preference and will make your winter warm and your house beautiful.

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