Hardwood floors are one of Australia’s most common flooring choices. When talking about original hardwood flooring in heritage-listed houses or engineered wood flooring in modern homes, wood is a classic of timeless flooring that’s only getting better as it ages.
However, if you’re still a little nervous about going down the wood floor lane, or you’re just deciding whether or not pulling up your carpet is a good idea. Timber floorboards can be a more costly option compared to some of the wood-looking items. With modern technical advances, so many alternatives also look and feel real. So why would you choose natural, concrete wood floors, and why timber supplies in Sunshine Coast?
Here is a glance at some of the functionality and benefits.
Timber flooring is a great option for environmentally-conscious people, as less energy is used during construction. The material is inherently more energy efficient than other flooring solutions. In many Australian shops, their timber comes exclusively from carefully managed Australian woods, making them a sustainable alternative to other common flooring choices.
One wants authentic timber when working on the aspects of the flooring. It is important to use the right product that highlights the quality, give precision to the details, and make the product- durable, long-lasting with natural effect.
With good care and maintenance, the wood floors last for many, many years. It can also significantly increase the house’s value, making it a worthy investment for any home or office fit-out. In the event of damage, one can restore the timber; one can glance at the stunning heritage homes with original or recycled flooring still proudly mounted.
Timber floorboards are unique enough that no one else can be sure to have the same floor. As they come from natural materials, each wooden board has its collection of distinctive features, allowing you to achieve an elegant design that can never really be matched or replicated elsewhere.
Timber floors require some specific inspection and maintenance (as do all floors!) but are generally easy to live with. They’re going to last a long time with proper treatment. The strongest hint of keeping a newer floor for longer is to follow a ‘no shoes’ policy. This, thus, removes the risk that dirt and stones will move through your house and possibly scratch the concrete. Daily vacuuming and mopping will mitigate any damage.
Engineered timber flooring: an option
Engineered wood flooring is a wood flooring that has been engineered and produced especially for use in flooring, making it a very durable alternative to solid wood flooring. Typically made of three layers- a top layer (usually more costly hardwood), a core layer (hardwood, plywood, or HDF), and a back layer- are pressed together in opposite directions to create a single surface.
It is a universal product that can be mounted in all subfloors, making it a widespread option for flooring. It is a sturdy and durable product and more comfortable to build than solid wood. It’s much more economical than solid wood flooring, but it can still give you the same look and feel. Engineered wood flooring allows for a much greater floorboards range than ever before since exotic species and rich colours can be simulated using oils, heat, and pressure.
Hire a professional or do it yourself?
Most of the timber flooring in Sunshine Coast can be completed as a DIY job, but some will need a professional, and making the right choice will save you a lot of time and money. Determining how the flooring would be mounted depends on a variety of factors. The type of material, the room’s size, the primary use of space, is some of the deciding factors. You’ll also make sure that the type of flooring you’re installing suits your furniture, walls, and decor, and that you won’t change your mind later.
There have been significant developments in the design of hardwood floors. These technical advancements have made it easier to install many types of timber floors.
So head over to The Bunker for your timber floor building supplies in Sunshine Coast today and be the proud owner of a self-constructed timber floor.