How much does timber flooring cost?

Wooden Floors by D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber and Cork Do you have a newly built house?

Or do you want to change its old flooring?

Are you looking for the right flooring for your home?

Timber flooring might be just what you are looking for!

The beauty of timber flooring

Once upon a timber flooring was your only option but now in modern times, wooden floors are only one of a huge range to choose from. Despite the changing trends, you are still able to get beautiful timber flooring at an affordable price and due to the beauty and long life wooden is popular again.

Timber flooring is,

  • Timeless
  • Beautiful and Stylish
  • Smooth underfoot
  • Warm in winter / cool in summer

Timber flooring can be your home’s most striking feature. Themed to match your décor and interior design, it will make your home cozy,warm and classy. Timber flooring is also non allergenic and only requires a little maintenance for years of service.

What about its cost?

Timber flooring is affordable – given the fact that it is durable and can last for many years. No need to replace it for another 15 years or more. The cost of timber flooring installation depends on some factors such as:

  • Type of timber flooring
  • Size of the timber you choose 

Type of timber flooring

hardwood flooringNot all wood is the same and timber flooring prices vary depending of the type of timber you choose. There are many choices like solid wood, bamboo, parquetry and laminates.

Size of the timber you choose

The size and the dimension of the timber effects the cost of your new flooring. Larger timbers are more expensive than the smaller ones.

Timber flooring installation cost

The cost of timber flooring is determined by other things like the location of your house and the size of the area where your flooring is to be installed and any preparation needed to existing floors.

How much does timber flooring cost?

Do not worry about getting lost with your budget because you can ask to a quote so you know exactly what the cost will be and guess what you might be surprised at how affordable your new flooring will be. Ring today and in no time, you will have new beautiful, stunning timber flooring in your home.

For your all timber flooring installation needs, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring, Bunbury. Give us a call, our quotes are free.

How hard is a timber floor?

jarra flooringContemplating on replacing your floor with a timber floor? Well, you’ve got yourself in for some big surprises! Timber flooring has been the choice of many homeowners because of its durability, hardness and uniqueness.

Timber floors make your home elegant looking, classy and stylish. More so, timber flooring is hard allowing it to last for many long years.

How hard is a timber floors?

Timber floors are attractive and they provide a good walking surface in your home. When polished these floors really come to life and with a proper finish can bring out the inner beauty of the wood.

Yes, but you have heard stories of how not all floors are the same and are timber floors really durable and hard? Timber floors are hard, but the level of hardness depends on the type of wood that is used for the flooring. Timber floors can be made from two types of wood – hardwood or softwood.

As it turns out, hardwoods are not necessarily a harder material and softwoods is a softer material. Confused?

There are woods that are light in weight, have less density and yet are considered to be hardwood such as a balsa wood.

The hardness of a timber floor is not measured through the kind of wood being used, but by the resistance of wood to indentation. For reference, you check out the Janka Hardness Test and see the hardness level of wood that you are thinking about for your new timber flooring.

hardwood flooringMany Australian hardwoods are rated as very hard like:

  • Blackbutt
  • Marri
  • Jarrah

For your floors, choose a wood with a hardness rating of moderately hard.

Good wooden floors, guaranteed!

Timber floors are durable, but not necessarily made from the hardest wood. A timber floor can be made from softwoods and yet can withstand the test of time. With new timber flooring, needs to be hard wearing if you choose correctly and it is laid correctly it may even outlast your home.

Confused? Yes, it is a complicated matter so best to give D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring a call on 0409 081 679 so they can guide you through the choosing process. Not all woods are the same. D.I.Y. Parquetry give you free measure, quotes and advice.

How to choose a wooden floor for your home?

jarra flooringWooden floors, something for every style, every house, your home!

Wooden floors are:

  • Warm
  • Beautiful
  • Easy to clean
  • Hypoallergenic

Wood floors are unparalleled in their beauty, warmth and longevity. These and more are why we love the wood floors and you should too!

Why choose wood floors?

Wood flooring can last for more than a century. Wooden floors are the choice of many homeowners – you should too! They are comfortable, stylish and convenient. Simply spoken, they bring life to your home. With solid wood after years of use you can sand them and refinish to continue to give even longer life.

Choosing the best wooden floor

There are two types of wooden floors for your home – solid wood floors and engineered wood floors. These two are both wooden floors, but they differ in textures, styles and designs. You can choose between these two, just make sure you consider your own taste and needs. Your chosen wooden floors should:

  • Complement your home’s architectural style
  • Enhance your home’s interior design
  • Bring out your home’s natural beauty
  • Match your home’s décor and furniture
  • Makes you comfortable

hardwood floorMake your home beautiful

A good wooden floor will not just enhance your home’s interior, but bring out its inner beauty and make it more comfortable to live there. Wooden floors are great insulators, which keep you warm during winter and cooler during the summer heat plus suppress noise too. Amazing, isn’t it?

Your wooden floors aren’t just functional and decorative but can also make your life easier, give you extra comfort. What more can you ask for?

To see the whole range of wooden floor styles, types and finishes contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We are your flooring specialist. You can call us now for your free quote or drop by into our showrooms in Bunburyand see first hand our wonderful flooring options. Remember we travel so call today.

Why a Timber or Similar Floor?

Why use Timber or Similar?


Timber is natural, hard wearing and when maintained and kept clean it avoids carrying dust and allergens which promote asthma and other respiratory problems. Similarly, timber floors have an environmental impact which creates 5 times less carbon emissions than ceramic tiles (source: CRC for Greenhouse Accounting). Timber makes a feature of your floor that enhances your furnishings and will outlive you if properly maintained. Similarly, the other products (cork, bamboo and laminate) provide a similar appearance or character to that of a timber floor.

With the correct coating for your circumstances and regular cleaning your timber floor finish may last for up to 8 years before you need to consider recoating. The cost of recoating a timber floor is far more affordable than replacing carpet which begins to look worn, in many cases after 5 or so years. Similarly, the coatings on many prefinished floors are very wear resistant and these products too can be sanded back and a finish applied to provide additional life to your floor.

Correct Maintenance for your Floor

Always use the coating or product manufacturers’ recommendations concerning the method of regular maintenance that is best for your floor. Your atfa professional will be able to let you know these details.

As a general guide, anti-static mops are effective for collecting dust and grit and vacuum cleaners (ensuring the brushes are not worn) are also effective.

Damp mopping once a month provides an effective deep clean for some finishes and when carried out with recommended mild cleaners will not harm the floor. Be mindful that timber is a ‘living’ thing and will absorb water if applied too liberally.


The options for coatings range from solvent based polyurethanes, through to water based finishes and oil based finishes. Depending on the type of floor installed, the locality of the house and climate, some floor finishes will be more appropriate than others.

Traditional oil based finishes including Tung oil and Linseed oil were used with waxes but now work well with acrylics as a better form of maintenance. They do darken over time. Solvent based polyurethanes tend to be more wear resistant and come in a wide range of gloss variations.

Water based finishes, usually acrylic, are growing rapidly in popularity. They too are hard wearing, can provide a subdued appearance and range in gloss variations. It is, however, important to note that irrespective of the finish type and whether applied at installation or factory as a prefinished product, scratches can occur and appropriate precautions and practices are necessary in all cases to minimise this.

It is recommended a newly coated floor is leftas long as possible (approximately one week), before residents move in, to ensure suitable hardening. Speak to D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring, we are your atfa professional and can give you accurate advice.

Timber floors, a perfect flooring for your home

Solid-WoodDo you dream of having a perfect kitchen?

A luxurious bedroom perhaps?

Or a beautiful study or craft room?

If so, you should make sure you choose the right flooring for your home. Great flooring helps to achieve the look and feel you want for your home. Remember, flooring is a background to your furniture. They can either make or break your décor.

Timber flooring, perfect for you!

Selecting the best flooring for your home can be a daunting task. There are certain factors that you need to consider first such as:

  • Room’s function
  • Traffic and location
  • Who will use the room
  • Budget

There are so many flooring options for you. Wood, Ceramic, Tiles, Vinyl. Which one is for you?

Most flooring options will suit some of your needs. Timber flooring is a great all round flooring option that will suit all your needs.

Timber floor perfect for all styles of home.

Timber flooring is one of the most beautiful flooring options there are. Timber can give your room an instant facelift. It can make your home rustic, elegant or modern. Timber flooring is so versatile it is an asset to your home no matter what style you have. Timber is even perfect on in areas with high traffic, especially if you have pets. Why do you think timber has been the flooring material or choose for hundreds of years?

Want to have carpet? No worries. You can add a rug or carpet square over your timber floors and then you can even take it outside to clean it and remove most of the problem that fixed carpets can cause. It’s like having the best of both worlds while enjoying its beauty – the comfort feeling of a carpet and the classic look of a wood. It’s amazing, isn’t it?

Worried about the scratch and the daily wear and tear?

Don’t be. Timber floors are strong and durable and with a little TLC, these problems can be avoided. Plus, if over time you find your flooring is not looking its best as it did 20 – 30 years ago, then you can have your wood flooring sand and refinished. Your quality wood floors will outlast you.

Timber floors, a perfect flooring for your home.

See, timber flooring really is the perfect option for your home. Everything you want, timber flooring has it all!

For timber flooring and bamboo flooring plus much more contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring  for all your flooring needs. We can offer different timbers of your needs as well as full installation services. Ring us now or visit our showroom at Station Complex Picton Rd, Bunbury to see what we can offer you.


How to Minimise Gaps in Hardwood Wood Flooring

The laying of a timber floor and when it is subsequently sanded and polished is often dictated by the building schedule and due to this the effects of seasonally hot and dry weather conditions are at times not duly considered. This situation is further exacerbated if during these times the house is unoccupied and locked up for an extended period. This information sheet explains what happens under these conditions and how problems may be alleviated.

Why shrinkage gaps occur

Relative humidity chartThe diagram shows the relationship between the air relative humidity, board moisture content and board width. As conditions become drier due to lower air relative humidity, moisture is released from the boards, board moisture contents reduce and the boards shrink. This is a natural process. The consequences of this are that gaps will appear at board edges and greater shrinkage may occur at the exposed upper surface resulting in boards cupping. Temperature has two effects. Firstly, high temperatures within a house will lower the relative humidity making the air drier and secondly high floor temperatures make it easier for the moisture in timber flooring to be released to the air.

Very dry conditions

Many states experience very dry conditions and this is often around Christmas and it is at these times that houses under construction can be locked up for a period of three to four weeks while the builder takes an earned break. If a timber floor has been laid prior to this and weather conditions become very dry then a high degree of shrinkage, cupping and at times checking (surface splits) can result. Weather data shows these conditions as indicated in the adjacent 9am relative humidity graphs below for Perth during the Christmas period of 2009 to 2010 (red line).

gap minimisation

In Perth during this December and January period the average 9am external relative humidity was 40%. This equates to timber moisture contents of about 7.5% and in a closed up dwelling with higher internal temperatures the conditions can equate to timber moisture contents as low as 4%. This has a drastic effect on timber flooring in an unoccupied dwelling and even if the floor has been coated the effect is still very severe. The differences between dwellings that have been occupied and those that are not occupied also needs some explanation. Firstly, when a dwelling is lived in there are many sources that add moisture to the air including pots boiling on the stove, pot plants, bathroom showers or evaporative coolers.

Furnishings and many other items in the house also take in some moisture and this tends to moderate the fluctuations in relative humidity during dry periods. Due to this although low humidities do occur that cause floor’s in existing dwellings to shrink, those extremely low relative humidity conditions of an unoccupied locked up dwelling do not generally occur.

What can be done?

Prevention is always better than cure. Certainly, if a timber floor is laid in November and it is not intended to finish the floor until February, and it is known that the dwelling will be locked up for a hot period over Christmas, then delaying the installation of the floor to late January may be an option. However, if this cannot be achieved it is imperative that the measures are taken to prevent high floor temperatures and very high room temperatures. With regard to this, temporary coverings on windows where the floors will receive high sun exposure should be undertaken.

Hardwood floor gappingIt is also necessary to provide ventilation through the dwelling during the period that it is closed. With due care for the floor, buckets of water placed throughout the dwelling will result in the water evaporating and adding moisture to the air and alleviate to some degree the reduction in relative humidities. Alternatively, some have had success by placing clear plastic over the floor which prevents severe moisture loss from the boards. With such an approach care is necessary and particularly that slab or sub-floor is not providing an additional source of moisture from beneath which could cause sweating. This however should only be considered by those skilled and knowledgeable in the laying of floors.

What if I have no choice but to try a cure

If returning to a floor after a dry period when the house has been locked up and there are concerns with the condition of the floor then it is necessary to bring the floor back closer to its expected in-service conditions prior to sanding and finishing. Again, raising the humidity in the dwelling will bring about some recovery to the floor with some species being more responsive than others. In addition to the above, daily or more frequent damp (not wet) mopping may assist as may mist spraying the rooms. In more severe instances, and where the only other option being considered is floor replacement, others have found that by mist spraying and then laying clear plastic over the floor, the floor has recovered well. Such an approach does require careful monitoring and again should only be considered by those experienced with timber floors and willing to replace the floor if these measures are unsuccessful. If the floor has already been sanded and coated then means to raise the relative humidity in the dwelling and damp mopping can be effective.

Note however, that with coated floors practices also need to comply with those of the coating manufacturer. It should however be noted that if the floor is coated and cupping is induced then even with the measures above, some residual cupping may remain. Once it was known that the floor is stable, re-sanding would be required to remove the cupping.

How to Minimise Gaps in Hardwood Wood Flooring

Article with Thanks and Courtesy of Australian Timber Flooring Association Ltd.

Wood floors, are they good for the environment?

Do you need to replace your floors or want some more flooring? Be sure to choose a material that is safe and good for the environment. For your floor replacement project and installation, install wood floors.

Beautiful wood flooring

Isn’t it nice to have wood flooring that is not only beautiful but can also contribute to the overall wellness of our environment? That’s what wood flooring can do!

Beautiful, elegant and unique; wood floors are perfect for your home because they are renewable and better for the environment plus, they are safe to use. An added bonus is wood floors last for years, so you are saving energy and the cost of having to have your floor replaced every 5 or 10 years.

Wood flooring, go for green!

The moment you choose wood flooring, you have not only owned a beautiful, well-crafted wood floor, but you are also making a positive impact on our environment. Helping our environment is something that we can and should do on a daily basis.

Are wood floors good for the environment?

Wood floors good for the environment, they:

  • Lowers the amount of carbon dioxide
  • Non-toxic and safe to use
  • Wood floors, your eco friendly flooring

Lowers the amount of carbon dioxide

No, wood floors doesn’t absorb carbon dioxide, but by using woods, you are literally walking on carbon. You are helping in reducing the amount of carbon dioxide, the first step towards decreasing the damage associated with climate change.

Non-toxic and safe to use

Wood floors are made from trees which means that they are not manufactured using dangerous materials. Woods are also a sustainable resource, making it a good choice for flooring in any style of home from heritage to modern.

Wood floors, your eco friendly flooring

If you need to replace your floors or add extra, choose something that is good for your health, your environment and your planet. All of these can be achieved if you install wood flooring. It is easy and cost effective to choose eco friendly floors when deciding on your flooring needs, whether you are thinking of a replacement, upgrading or extending.

For your flooring needs, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We have different designs and timber flooring for all your wood floor requirements. Call us now and get your free quote today.


How to protect your wood floors this winter?

Winter is here and the wind is damp and the temperature has dropped, friends and families gather inside your home. During winter you might be more concerned in keeping your indoor warm and cosy than maintaining and cleaning your wood floors.

Your wood floors make your home truly beautiful. They offer warmth, sleek, elegant feel of your home. Wood floors are durable, but during winter months, they will require a bit more care.

How to protect your wood floors this winter?

Here are some steps to protect and keep your wood floors clean in winter:

Use mats, mats and more mats

During winter, water and moist are everywhere, brought in your shoes, coats and bags.  Your wood floors are vulnerable to too much water especially if it is left to sit. Your floor boards might warp or be stained from being constantly wet, causing them to lose their natural luster. The best way to protect your wood floors from winter elements is to use lots of mats around your home and leave your shoes outside.

Train your pets

Do you have pets? Your pets might bring outdoor dirt and dust inside your home every time they go out. Train your dog to stay on the mat and do not forget to place a towel near your door. When your dog is ready to come inside, wipe his paws and coat dry. This will decrease the chance of bringing in dirt and moisture this winter.

Clean spills immediately

You are careful, but sometimes, water and moisture will get onto your wood floors. Clean it immediately and don’t leave any wet spots or dampness.

How to protect your wood floors this winter?

With these tips, you can protect your wood floors through this winter and ehjoy your wood floors all year round. For all your wood flooring needs contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring today.

How to take care of your parquetry flooring

Are you looking for the perfect flooring for your home? Parquetry flooring could be the best for you. It offers:

  • Ambiance
  • Warmth
  • Sophistication
  • Unique appearance

Produced in beautiful colours, a parquet floor is a type of traditional wood flooring. It is popular because of its magnificence, durability and easiness to care. Choosing it is an ideal selection for your visitors to appreciate and envy.

Parquetry flooring allows you to imagine.

Available various designs, we have the right parquetry pattern and style perfect for your taste. It comes in different colours, finishes and patterns. Having this flooring will make your home look stunningly beautiful.

To maintain its sheen and luster, a parquet floor requires care just like any other flooring types.

Here are a few ways to keep the beauty of your parquetry floors for years:

1. Prevent scratches

It’s ugly to see scratches on your parquet floors which can require a costly repair. To prevent scratches, avoid wearing high-heeled footwear when walking on it. Don’t wear your outside shoes on your parquet flooring because it might carry gravel, dirt, sand and other outside particles that may scratch your lovely flooring.

2. Clean regularly

Clean your parquet flooring daily to prevent dust accumulation. To do it, just use a soft broom or a vacuum cleaner. Mopping it should be avoided because accumulated moisture can damage your parquetry flooring. Parquetry floors are best used as a feature and not in wet areas like kitchens and laundries and defiantly not suitable for bathrooms.

Don’t move heavy objects across your parquetry flooring

If you can prevent moving heavy items on your parquetry floor, or if you really need to, take extra precautions. When moving certain heavy objects, use a soft cloth or pads under the item to prevent scuffing and scratching on your floor.

Taking care of your parquetry flooring is easy if you follow our tips.

For your flooring needs, call D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring and get a free quote today!

Why wood flooring is great for you home?

Why wood flooring is great for you home?

When planning on changing the flooring of your house, it can be a tricky decision considering the wide choices available to you. Among the many options wood flooring is the best choice because it is reasonable priced. Not only is wood a long lasting product, wood flooring can boost the value of a house. Long lasting, reasonably priced and value increasing are powerful points in favour of wood as your flooring option.

Wood is also comparatively easy to maintain. Just a little sweeping and the occasional vacuum is all you need. However on areas near the doors or that get a lot of traffic, you may see a lot of wear, so perhaps you can consider a mat.

Did you know wood flooring is ecologically sound and does not permanently change the face of a landscape like tiles do and it doesn’t need the vast amount of chemicals like carpet or lino do. Wood source can also be replenished especially if grown in plantations.

Why wood flooring is great for you home?

If you’re planning on renovating your floor or need a new floor; think about wood flooring and the advantages it can has for you and your home. Wood flooring will increase the value of your house and it’s environmentally safe which is great for everyone.

Contact your local wood flooring supplier D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring for all your wood flooring needs, call on 0409 081 679.