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Do Natural Materials Benefit Our Health?

Do natural materials benefit our health? Yes. For those of us who spend most of our time indoors, commuting, or in some other man-made environment, it is beneficial to have natural things in our living area. One of the key points of biophilic interior design is that the built environment and the natural environment can be combined to have a positive effect on our health. Hardwood flooring falls under at least 2 environmental features that are attributes of the biophilia matrix as described by Stephen Kellert’s design attribute list. The link is to a PubMed paper about the need for children to experience nature because it is essential to cognitive functioning and wellbeing. Most would agree that the same principle applies to adults too. It is apparent that the rise in popularity of hardwood flooring means that many people are seeking ways to bring natural features into their homes.

“With mounting evidence to support the healing attributes of biophilic environments, we propose a method to identify biophilic content within interior spaces. Such a strategy offers much promise to the advancement of restorative environments.” Beth McGee and Anna Marshall-Baker

How to bring nature into a home

The Anderson Tuftex Palo Duro Mixed Width Hickory Golden Ore Hardwood Collection is a fine example of a product that takes the look of nature to the next level. Palo Duro comes with built-in history––or at least the appearance of it. This scraped hickory collection gives a rustic nod to the variety and texture of a perfectly preserved turn-of-the-century factory floor. Its natural knots, and color variation will keep people guessing on whether your floor is new, or if it was discovered under layers of old carpet. It is sure to spark the imagination. For even more visual interest, try the mixed-width planks that come in 3”, 5” and 7”.

Saddleback Carpet & Flooring installs hardwood flooring
Anderson Tuftex Palo Duro Mixed Width Hickory, Engineered, Scraped, Width: 3, 5, 6.8", Length: Random, Thickness: 3/8", Luster-Lock Ultra Finish, Bevel Edge

Why is it important to hire a skilled flooring installer?

We think it is important to consider that the types of materials used in your home could have an impact on your health. Most of us cannot live in a forest but we can install beautiful hardwood flooring and perhaps feel the calming effect through our feet. At Saddleback Carpet & Flooring we want to help you make the best decision for your new flooring. We measure your floor for free and show you the best options for your new flooring based on your budget and the room that is being covered. Get started today, please click the button below to schedule your appointment.

Flooring Installed Your Way!

Our expert staff will guide you through the process and you will be amazed at how quickly we install hardwood flooring!
Judy Toone
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Excellent job and service. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy with purchase. The installers Jose and his son Erwin are the best and tidiest. They did a fantastic job and I am so pleased. Do not hesitate to use their services!!
Jesus A.
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Jerry was very helpful when coming to measure and give me an estimate on my new home that desperately needed new carpet. His quote was fair and they estimated it would take two days to complete the job. His team was done in under a full day. Very pleased with the carpet and his crew. Thank you!
Deena A.
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This is the second time we have used Saddleback Carpet & Flooring and we are very happy with our new flooring. Jerry, the owner, is amazing! Very accommodating and easy to work with. Benjamin and his crew are Masters of their craft. Their work is awesome, done in a timely matter and they cleaned up when they were finished. Overall, just a great experience. I would highly recommend Saddleback Carpet & Flooring.

Could it be that hardwood floors don’t just add value to your home, but also contribute to your good health? Knock on wood. It’s not just about luck anymore.

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