Whether you’re drawing up the plans for your new home or doing some renovation work, getting the right flooring is of the essence. Whatever style you’re going with, you can never go wrong with timber flooring – it’s practical, reliable and timeless.
Recently I had my floor relayed with timber. Getting a timber floor laid was one of the things that really set the style of the home. We had our timber floor installation completed by Flooring Perth WA who done an excellent job and deserve the mention here. If you need a timber floor laid in Perth make sure to give them a call for a quick turn around and a great price.
However, given the dizzying array of available options, it can feel like a challenge to find the very best one for you. Here are some do’s and don’ts worth considering while browsing through flooring options.
Things To Do
Climate is an important factor to bear in mind whenever choosing building materials. Long-term exposure to humidity will take a toll on a floor’s lifespan, particularly if it’s hardwood. Bamboo, sealed cork or laminate flooring might be a somewhat safer bet in humid climates.
Comfort should weigh as much as durability and aesthetics when selecting a flooring material, especially in rooms you spend more time in or if you have young children, likely to crawl about on all fours. Cork is a great choice in terms of comfort.
Learn what type of care various types of timber flooring need and assess realistically whether you will be able to provide that care on a regular basis. Failing to do so will not only shorten the flooring’s lifespan, but might also lead to voiding the product’s warranty.
Sustainability might not be the first thing on your mind when choosing flooring, unless you have a commitment to environmental protection. However, as contemporary architecture is beginning to rediscover, sustainable materials, which have been used for generations in traditional communities, also tend to offer enhanced resistance and better thermal insulation.
Look into warranties.
Even with the most durable materials, it is important to get a valid warranty. Be sure to do your homework and read the fine print when looking at a company’s warranty policy. In some cases, the warranties come with a list of exclusions or are conditional upon an unrealistic maintenance regime, which makes it impossible to actually get your warranty should any problem occur.
Things Not To Do
Underestimate wear and tear.
That hardwood floor you saw in a lifestyle magazine might look divine, but are you sure you want your kid or cat to have a field day with it? Some rooms (or homes) are likely to get a higher percentage of wear and tear, so try to do a realistic assessment of all the stress factors in your home or in a particular room before choosing the flooring.
Get it because everyone else has it.
On a related note, it might be tempting to go with a particular type of timber flooring because that’s what Marcia from Accounting got or because it’s all the rage now, but consider it might not be the best solution for your home. While aesthetics is certainly important, it pays off to weigh other factors as well and you might want to consult with a specialist before making a final decision.
A wooden Plank floor is an excellent choice for flooring. With 100’s of different styles, different wood and different floor sealers its important you know exactly what kind of wooden floor install you want before proceeding.
A great way to get ideas is to compare with your freinds and family, get opinions and go from there. If you have never lived with a wooden floor then there are definately some things you will want to know before picking which wood to lay down.
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