flooring installation Bunbury

Can I install my own hardwood floor?

DIY workWhether you have a new home that needs flooring, renovating or changing your old floor, it’s a wise idea to consider hardwood floors. Hardwood floors have a natural charm that attracts a lot of homeowners. They are pleasant to the eye, warm and make you feel like you’re home. Hardwood floors just make your home cosier and homely!

DIY hardwood floor installation

When you consider hardwood floor for your home, have you thought about doing the installation yourself? Can you do the installation? Yes, you can, but you should have the right knowledge, proper training, skills and the right tools. Hardwood flooring installation takes time, precision and know-how to get it right and achieve a result that you want. Even for experienced DIYers, hardwood flooring installation can be a real challenge.

However, if you’ve never installed a hardwood floor before, it’s probably best to leave the job to the professionals.

hardwoodHiring a professional hardwood floor installer

DIY people know the responsibility of getting the job done. A lot depends on your ability and skills to properly install a hardwood floor so that it will look beautiful. You should dedicate a lot of your time and be extra careful to get the best out of your DIY hardwood floor installation. However, if you are unsure, better entrust the job of people that know – hire a professional floor installer. They have the necessary skills and tools. They can also finish the job on time.

Can I install my own hardwood floor?

You can but for excellent results, trust only the experts. For an expert floor installer in Bunbury, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can do the installation for you – just let us know what you want. We offer cork, parquetry and bamboo floor installation. Ring us today for a free quote.

How to bring back your timber floors shine?

timber flooringDull floors are unappealing in your home. Give your home the TLC it deserves and bring your floor back to life by renewing its shine of your timber flooring. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Sweep off the dirt
  2. Mix your cleaner
  3. Mop the floor
  4. Spray the cleaner
  5. Wipe the spills

Sweep off the dirt

Before doing further cleaning, make sure to clear the area and the floor surface of any light furniture, toys, shoes, magazines etc. Use soft broom to sweep the dust and dirt away and remove it. Focus more on the edges, your hall ways and other areas that are prone to heavy traffic. Frequently sweep the surface to prevent build-up of grim, minimising the amount of cleaners you will use later. Vacuuming is another good way to remove the dirt, make sure you get right to the edges and corners using a soft brush attachment.

Mix your cleaner

Mix white vinegar and vegetable oil in a spray bottle. Vinegar removes dirt and the vegetable oil helps condition the wood which keeps it smooth and shiny.

Making nontoxic cleaners will help you remove the hidden grime that dulls the floor and regulate the wood to retain its luster.

Use equal amount for both the vinegar and oil then shake the cleaner well every time you will use it to ensure that it doesn’t separate and prevent the oil from going rancid.

Mop the floor

After making your cleaner, run the floor with a soft cloth mop at least once a week. Start from the bottom to the top. Make sure to focus on high traffic areas as they require more frequent mopping than the less affected areas. Use a damp mop with hot water. Don’t over water you floor and always dry mop afterwards to remove all excess water.

Spray the cleaner

Spray enough cleaner on the wood floor; too much cleaner will not help and can just make your floor oily. Floor cleaner should be applied in small amounts to prevent over wetting which damages the flooring. Apply floor cleaner with just enough water to get balanced and good looking floors.

Wipe the spills

Immediately wipe the residue off the floor using a clean mop head or soft towel. Wood floors can’t stand being too wet and excess water will damage your floor. Do a circular motion to wipe up any spills or excess which will buff the floor and bring out its shine. Protect the floors and they will give you a long lasting glow in your home!

How to bring back your timber floor shine

Easy! Just follow the 5 steps.

Need a new timber floor?

Contact DIY Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679 to discuss your timber needs; or drop into the showroom at Unit 1/4 Station Complex Picton Rd, Bunbury Western Australia.We travel and give free onsite quotes call today to make your appointment.

When to buy a new floor?

timber floor a wonderful healthy flooringThinking about a new floor but not sure what to do or whether you really need one? Sometimes, you stick with your old flooring for too long– maybe because you don’t have the budget yet or you love the look of your old floor. When your mind is torn between replacing and keeping your floor, there’s one thing you should do –list down reasons on why you should replace your floor.

Replacing old floors

When you think about replacing your floor, you need to feel motivated – otherwise, you won’t be able to bring yourself to make the decision of replacing your floor, let’s face it, it can be heartbreaking to say goodbye to your old floor, not to mention a large investment.

To get yourself motivated, here are the things that can help you:

  • You cannot hide the stain in your floor anymore no matter what you do
  • Your vinyl is just so wornout!
  • You have renovated and need to marry the old and new together
  • Your carpet triggers allergy in your family members
  • You are not planning to move any time soon
  • You want to update the look of your home
  • Your friend just installed a new floor and it look gorgeous

By listing these things and reading them from time to time, you will see whether you need to floor replacement. It’s a tough decision but you’ve got to do it .

Your timing couldn’t be better

A new floor can instantly refresh the look of your home and give you just the right canvass to make your dream interior design come to life.

Now to choose what type of flooring to have?

Contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for all your needs.

We offer flooring installation of hardwood and such products as parquetry, cork and bamboo flooring. We also offer custom made flooring to suit your exact needs, like parquet as a feature then cork in the kitchen, a mix of bamboo and cork, our range is endless and the choice is yours.

Just let us know what you want and we’ll go from there. All our quotes are free and we have years of experience and can show you samples to make sure you have the right flooring for your needs. Ring us now to discuss your flooring options.