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Timber doors: Natural timber doors, whether solid or veneer, can introduce rich, sophisticated appeal into an interior. Drama can be introduced by having the grain running in varying directions, differing colour stains, or choosing a feature to highlight in a particular timber species such as cherry wood or oak.
Because concrete floors have no give, they can be hard on joints – backs and feet especially. Rubber mats or cork cushioning in areas such as the kitchen, where lots of time is spent standing, can help reduce this; as can slippers or soft-soled shoes.A lot of energy is used in the production of concrete flooring. However, this is offset by its ability to save on future energy usage by acting as a thermal mass.