Why wooden steps are more hygienic than carpet
In these unprecedented times, hygiene and cleanliness have never been more central in the collective psyche of the British public. Whilst it is difficult to control this in the external environment, there are certainly choices we can make to keep our homes cleaner.
For many years, the default has been to carpet staircases in the UK, but this is a very unhygienic practice. A simple wet vacuum is often enough to horrify the average homeowner as to just how efficient carpet can be at harboring dirt. As staircases are typically high traffic areas within the home, they are particularly susceptible to this.
We are one of the only countries in the world that insist on carpeted stairs and you have to wonder why. If you have hardwood floors in a home, you will be well aware how often they have to be swept – dirt that would usually sink deep into a carpet and fester- not a pleasant thought!!
Have a think about the following –
At Complete Stair Systems, we always specify exposed hardwood treads. Not only are they stylish and add a touch of class to a staircase, they also have a very practical side. We recommend a natural matte varnish on all treads which are easy to wipe down. This means that no matter how much use your staircase is subject to, you’ll always be able to keep it clean it with minimal effort and cost.
If you are building a new house or carrying out a refurbishment and are deliberating on what type of treads to have on your new staircase, why not get in touch with use so that we can advise you further. You can reach our sales team on 01794 522 444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.