Wood. It has been around for centuries. Since the beginning, people have always used wood. Wood has been used, still is, to kindle fires in the household’s fireplace. It will always be used as part of the barbecue although there are more who insist on using charcoal bricks purely for convenience’s sake. Wood continues to inform how the home must look, feel and be structured. You will always have wooden beams holding up the home’s roof.
Wood is still a whole lot safer than asbestos and in actual fact, in most cases, it is illegal to build with asbestos. Numerous civil cases continue to be drawn up against contraveners of the law by those who are now suffering from asbestosis from which there is no cure. Wood informs the staircase banisters, whether you are going upstairs to your bedroom, or down below to the basement. The wood floor continues to dominate all of the rooms’ interiors.
And there is never any need for wood to impose upon the foot traffic. There can never be splinters or chips that could have armed the occupant simply because the wood will have been surfaced or lacquered at any rate. It protects the user. But more importantly perhaps, it protects the wood. It helps the wood to last a lot longer than it is supposed to. There is of course always the requirement that the property owner invest in periodic maintenance work and scheduled resurfacing work every other year.
It is necessary work that ensures that the lifespan of the wood continues to be prolonged. Indeed, it is quite possible that the wood could outlast you. After all, is that not true about your forest trees, some of which live for hundreds of years.