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Timber Floors – An Easy Way to Imbue Your
If it is style, durability or warmth underfoot, a Timber Floor can be home’s most
striking feature and with an appropriate décor, the place could look magnificent and
exquisite. Timber floors invite the ambience to any space regardless where they are
installed. There are a number of features that timber floors provide which makes it
popular amongst those people who want to give their place an immaculate look and
attraction. Timber floors are a low maintenance, allergy free option and last up to
years of usage before. Even the look or shine wears out; you can repolish the
surface to bring back its former glory and appeal.
One more benefit that it provides is offering natural insulation so you will be able to
ride out each season with more comfort and pleasure. Whether you have troubles
choosing a size or choosing a specific species, we will help you guide on everything
that you need to know before getting started to getting your décor done.
Size of Fibreboards
Many Aussie terraces probably support traditional 80mm wide floorboards; however
wider boards and the fresh look they bring has made it popular amongst many
home décor enthusiasts.
The trend has shifted to using wider boards such as 130mm or up to 180mm
because a nice big room looks much better with a wider board. However, it is
important to know that you will be paying an extra premium for that, around 5-10
percent extra as the resources required to cut and finish wider boards are not
Colour Selection and Coordination
Many people follow a theme and for that they need specific colours and
designs. Fortunately, the market now offers a great number of design and
colour choices so you can be sure to find one that suits your specific
requirements. However, one may become overwhelmed with so many
choices. Flooring impacts on everything at your home or office. There are
some timber colours that you will be naturally attracted to either dark, light
or mid-tone colours. But it is important to consider the size and style of your
place first. Dark floors are sophisticated and they are a bit difficult to keep
clean and fresh because dirt or dust particles are quite easily visible on dark
surfaces. Opt for lighter timber to bring more sense of light and roominess to
a small space.
It is all down to the grade you choose. Gum veins, knots and holes are the
remarkable features of smooth timber floors. Timber suppliers usually offer three
different types of grades. These include light or select feature, moderate or
standard, and high feature.
While considering the light grade, it provides a more subtle clean grade across the
board however the high-grade timber is more heavily featured and offers a unique,
aged look. Some people may prefer a very clean grade but you are buying an
Australian Hardwood, expect a moderate to high level of grade feature.
Types of Timber
Another important part is to select between the types of timber. You can either go
for solid hardwood or an engineered hardwood. Engineered, pre-finished boards are
made with a layer of hardwood on top of a cross-laminated ply and this board can
be laid over existing floorboards or concrete slabs. They are useful if you are short
of time because they can be quickly installed using a tongue-and-groove process
which is helpful in eliminating gaps.
On the other hand, solid boards once installed need to sanded and finished which
could take some time or even a few days. You could also opt for recycled options
and they are becoming really popular now because they are significantly cheap and
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