There are so many different materials, styles, colours and finishes to choose from that it can be quite a daunting task.
In my opinion choosing to install timber floors in your home is one the best decisions you can make! Timber floors have a warmth and beauty about them that can help to turn a house into a home.
Timber floors, come in such a large range of finishes and timbers, you are sure to be able to find the right one for you.
I've noticed that installing timber floors in Melbourne is becoming very popular; more and more people are enjoying the warmth and beauty of solid timber floors.
When it comes time to choosing the company and type of timber floor you are going to install, don't take it for granted that they are all the same.
For many years there was only one type of wooden floor installation available, the traditional tongue and groove system.
The advantages of this system, is that the boards fit together very well and create a tight seal.
The main disadvantage , however, is that if the floor is dented, scratched or damaged in any way, it is VERY difficult to remove damaged floorboards for replacement.
There is a solution to this now.
Just like the traditional tongue and groove system of timber floor fitting there has been a system developed that can be sanded and re-coated in the same way.
However the big advantage of this new system is that the boards can easily removed for replacement or maintenance if they are damaged.
So this patented system, is extremely practical at the same time as it maintains the traditional appearance and toughness of timber floors.
Companies who offer this remarkable system will generally offer good warranties also.
Solid hardwood flooring comes in a multitude of woods and finishes including; Jarrah, Taun, Tasmanian Oak, Victorian Ash, Chestnut, Blue Gum, Northern Silky Oak, Kempas, Rosewood, Blackwood and Northern Box.
Solid timber flooring will last for a lifetime, and simply requires sanding and re-finishing many years later, to look new all over again.