Cork Floorings

Cork flooring is perfect for pet lovers

catDo you have a pet?

Or planning on having a cat or a dog?

Your pets make your life exciting, great for your health and are great company. They make your life worthwhile and when you show them love and some TLC, they will give it back to you in pawfuls! Pets can be your greatest friend and companion in life.

How does owning a pet influence your flooring choices?

With cork flooring it doesn’t have to. Being a pet owner, you need to think of the possibility of getting allergies and having a dirty flooring at home. You can have your pet without these problems if you have cork flooring because it is so easy to keep clean.

Cork flooring and your pets

Cork flooring is safe to use with pets. Cork has anti-allergen properties, which make it perfect all types of people. Cork flooring is water resistant so, spills or accidents are easy to mop up. On a cork floor there is nowhere for fleas or pests to live, your pets are less likely to suffer from these. A quick vacuum will clean up any fur that might be dropped or shed from your beloveds.

timber floorCork flooring is one of the softest and most comfortable flooring materials available in the market today. Their natural patterns will give your home a unique look. They are available in different colours to match any décor setting inside your home. Apart from the variety of choices, cork flooring makes your home beautiful, great for noise suppression and is soft on feet and paws, perfect for you and your pets.

Cork flooring has great benefits for you and your pets.

Cork flooring is perfect for pet lovers, absolutely! Installing cork flooring could be the best decision you have ever made  for you and your pets. For all your cork flooring needs, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679 and get your free quote today.

How to clean your cork floors!

 

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Cork flooring is available in a wide variation of interesting textures and colours. It has a rich, earthy appearance that is soft and very comfortable to step unto. As an added bonus it is environment-friendly flooring as cork is naturally renewable material.

It just takes little effort when cleaning and caring for your cork floor to keep it in tip top condition and your floor will last a very long time.

DIY Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring are your local wood floor specialist. We offer installation for hardwood floors, strip wood floors, stain wood flooring, bamboo flooring and parquetry floors and specialise in cork flooring.

How to clean your cork flooring? Here are our simple suggestions:

Spot Cleaning

Spills are always unexpected incidents. When liquid spills occur, wipe them off quickly with absorbent towel or soft cloth. Cork flooring is highly durable and moisture-resistant but cork flooring is a type of wooden flooring that due to its natural characteristics, tends to absorb liquid too if not removed.

Spot cleaning also prevents staining your cork flooring. It is very effective but needs to be done as soon as possible after the spill occurs to prevent staining.

Regular Sweeping and Vacuuming

Sweeping is a basic cleaning process and gives very effective result when done on a regular basis. It prevents dirt and dust from piling making them harder to remove. Daily sweeping also removes abrasive particles that may cause scratches on your cork flooring when stepped and dragged into your floor’s surface.

Vacuuming is also a great alternative to sweeping. Do it weekly and always use soft brush attachments.

Damp Mopping

Use only recommended a natural cleaner or solution as per the manufacturer instructions because harsh chemicals and many cleaning products can potentially cause damage to your cork flooring. Give DIY Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring a call if you are unsure of which cleaning product to use. Damp mopping your cork flooring once a month or as required after you have vacuumed to remove all lose particulars will ensure you floor is keep in good condition. Please keep in mind when damp mopping, you need wring the mop head properly and over a large area change your water regularly to ensure you are not spreading the dirt from one area to another.

Call DIY Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring for more information about our products and services.

What is cork flooring?

Cork flooring from D.I.Y. Parquetry and CorkCork flooring is one of the most unique ways to use cork and it will leave you feeling like you are walking on air. Cork flooring has been used in the America for a very long time, since around the turn of the]. “It is great for sound control because it absorbs foot falls and noise. Traditionally, it’s was originally used in places that needed to be quiet like libraries and churches; but now you see it everywhere and it can be used in your home.

Why use cork flooring?

Cork is environmentally friendly and a sustainable resource. It is brilliant in a family home, quiet, warm in Winter, cool in Summer and resilient. Your children can sit in comfort without you having to worry about them getting a chill from cold flooring.  Cork flooring is hard wearing and easy to clean perfect for small children who are prone to spilling things, it is even waterproof. No stress no worries with cork flooring in your home.

Where is cork flooring suitable?

Everywhere!

Cork is suitable for all areas of your home, living areas, kitchens, and is great for bedrooms. The only exception for using a cork floor would be the bathroom, although cork is waterproof the constant wet in the bathroom is just too much for it. Cork is not affected by humidity so it means it does not expand or shrink which can be a problem for many types of flooring.

Cork floors and allergy sufferers?

Yes definitely!

Cork flooring doesn’t absorb dust so it is great for allergy sufferers. It doesn’t change temperature with the seasons, so it is warm in winter cool in summer. Cork is a good grat for your reducing your energy bills as doesn’t absorb heat in summer and the heat is bounced back into the room in winter so it keeps your room at a comfortable temperature without extra cooling or heating. Cork flooring is excellent as a sound absorber and is very cushioning, soft to walk, sit or play on, excellent for your family home.

Call D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679 to discuss your Cork flooring needs, the natural alternative floors.

Timber floor – The choice of grade influences the character it?

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Grading rules do not cover either colour or colour variation, but do significantly
influence the appearance of timber, with some grades including more of the
character of the trees history with larger gum veins, knots and other features
present. In other grades, the cleaner natural lines and figure of the timber will
dominate with fewer and smaller features present. When deciding on a timber
grade for flooring ensure that you consider the following:

• All trees contain features such as gum veins, knots and past borer activity
and such features for many, add to the character and charm of their floor.
Therefore when choosing a grade you are simply deciding on how much
feature you desire.

• The grade has no influence on a timber floor’s fitness for purpose in terms of its
manufactured moisture content range or machining tolerance. These aspects
are the same for each grade.

• All grades permit some feature and even though it may be named ‘Select
Grade’ some gum veins, knots and past borer activity is permitted.

• How the boards are mixed into the floor both in terms of colour and feature
is up to the installer, so if you have any specific views on this, you should
discuss it with your installer prior to installation.

• Because different features tend to dominate different species, two floors of
the same grade may appear quite different.

• There are grade names associated with Australian Standards grading rules.
In other instances, flooring manufacturers may have their own grades and
grade names. A manufacturer’s grade of timber may not be exactly the same
as that in an Australian Standard.

It is therefore important to realize that the overall colour or blend of colour in a
floor is dependent on the species or species mix chosen and the character of
the floor, in terms of the features present, such as gum veins, is determined by
the grade.

If choosing an alternative species from the one originally considered, not only
will the overall colour differ but the dominant type of feature may also change.
It is important to work closely with your supplier and installer so that they are
absolutely clear about the look that you desire.

D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring, have years of experience and are your flooring specialists call to discuss your needs on 0409 081 679.

Article courtesy of Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA)