What is Hardwood Flooring?
Hardwood Flooring (or Solid Timber Flooring) is a type of indoor flooring made completely from solid timber boards. Each board is cut from a single piece of hardwood timber and because the boards are typically around 2cm high, they can be polished regularly without having the replace them.
The most common hardwood Australian timbers used for flooring are Pine, Jarrah, Oak, Cork and Sheoak.
Firstly, in comparison to engineered or laminate flooring, hardwood flooring is considered to be more aesthetically appealing. Furthermore, it has a more natural look particularly when compared to laminate flooring, which is made of synthetic materials and includes a clear plastic looking protective coating.
Hardwood flooring is made from 100% natural timber. Surprisingly, hardwood will typically leave a smaller carbon footprint than producing laminate flooring, which has to be developed in a factory.
Manufacturers of laminate flooring suggest that it will last for a maximum of 10 years. By comparison, hardwood flooring will last a lifetime if it is properly maintained.
Lastly, good quality hardwood floors will add significantly more value to your home, in comparison to engineered or laminate flooring.
Firstly, it should not be used in areas with any moisture as the timber can tend to warp or bend. Certain timbers will warp more than others, although other options should be considered if you are building within a moist area.
Similarly, the staining or coating on hardwood timber can tend to lose colour if the floor receives direct sunlight.
Furthermore, hardwood flooring is also more expensive when compared to laminate or engineered flooring. Having saids this, you should also carefully consider the longevity and aesthetics when making a selection.
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We specialise in high quality hardwood flooring services including sanding/polishing, repairs and installation of new floors. Our experience and knowledge will ensure that your floor is left looking almost like new.
Contact us today to learn more about hardwood flooring in Perth and Fremantle.