The Value Of Choosing Timber Flooring For Your Home
If you are yet to try the timber floors for your home then you are missing out on a wonderful experience with floors, you can be sure that having timber underneath your feet in your home brings you a comfort that is, supernatural even.
Timber flooring is the art of covering or layering the floor entirely with timber wood. Timber is used mostly because of its beauty and durability, timber is also readily affordable. The experts on timber wood floors in Wollongong are the best for your wood floors due to the years of experience they have had in wood flooring and the quality of materials they use for the job.
Timber can be installed in several ways and the experts in Wollongong are bound to help you make a choice that will benefit you.
5 Timber flooring installation
- Tongue and groove
With one side of a plank having a tongue and another plank a groove, the tongue and the groove are made to fit together snugly. The two planks are held together by glue and the joints are not visible once joined.
- Woodlock system
This is the ‘click’ method and is similar to the tongue and groove method only there is no use of glue or adhesive here, the tongue of the timber is fitted into a modified groove with a click. This system makes it easy for wood replacement but is only used for engineered wood floors.
- Floor connection system
This method involves having grooves on all sides of the plank and making use of an external material such as iron or plastic to join two planks together.
- Glue down
Perfect for solid timber hardwood flooring, though the engineered wood can make use of this method too since all it requires is to apply your glue on the ground and place your wood on top of it.
- Floating installation
This method involves leaving a bit of space or layer before installing your timber floors. The layer below the wood floor can serve as a moisture barrier, if you have decided to go for this method be careful not to have walls or cabinets on top of the floating floor. The timber floor professionals in Wollongong can help you ensure that choosing any of the methods is to your benefit
Wood flooring applications
Timber wood can be applied in different forms, it all comes down to choice for structure and aesthetics, here are three ways to apply timber wood to your floors.
- Engineered flooring
This is a kind of wood where strips of wood are layered and pressed together to form a plank, this is very affordable and could be considered over hard timber flooring, there is also the option of sanding down the engineered wood and refinishing them in cases of damage.
- Solid wood flooring
This type of wood flooring, unlike engineered timber flooring, requires using a single piece of wood, there is no layering of multiple planks of wood, and the single wood is air-dried before sawing and used as it is for the floor.
- Bamboo flooring
Though not exactly wood from actual trees, bamboo is grass, bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials available for wood flooring and can be engineered to form the structure you desire.
Benefits of using timber for your flooring
There are a couple of advantages to choosing timber for your floors, and here are some of them.
- Air quality
As timber floors do not trap dust or pollen or any other particulate matter, it is a better option for those of us who have some common allergies that can be trapped on carpets and rugs.
- The swirls are Beautiful
Timber flooring is versatile in that it can blend with any interior decoration you may decide for your home, the output is beautiful and natural.
- Simple maintenance
Wood floors are easy to clean and maintain, they can be swept and vacuumed, and spills would only need to be wiped as timber floors are. And constant care would ensure that your floor does not harbour undesirables.
- Comfort for your feet
Fortunately for us, to be blessed by nature, for the cellular structure of the timber wood makes it cool on a warm day and warm to our feet on cooler days, the comfort that comes from timber wood flooring is almost sensual, you only need to take off your shoes to experience this feeling.
- Wood is Long lasting
Timber woods can be expensive, yeah, but when you consider the option in the long run you will find that you made a good choice in going for the timber floor. Timber floors can generally last for generations if given adequate care, the care is very affordable and the timber floor experts in Wollongong will see that you get the best timber flooring and its maintenance also.
Disadvantages of wood flooring
- Don’t make a sound
Timber floors are not known for their subtlety, and can be very noisy despite the fine finishing, you may need to make use of rugs or some other sound-reducing material to muffle the sound.
- Non-resistance to humidity
The concentration of water vapour in the air can be disadvantageous to your wood floors as the timber floor is not resistant to humidity, the best thing is not to have a wood floor in areas prone to high humidity.
- Occasional refinishing
Wood floors are bound to wear and show scuffs over time and there would be a need for refinishing. The timber floor professionals in Wollongong are the best shot at getting your floors in top shape and beauty.
Having seen the benefits and disadvantages of timber wood flooring, should you decide to install wood flooring then the timber floor expert, B and D Carpet Galore in Wollongong awaits your call, they are professionals with timber wood floors and will provide the best experience for you to enjoy the best of your wood floors for buffing, sanding, finishing (or refinishing) and installation.
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