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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.

Is parquetry floor perfect for my home?

Custom ParquetryPlanning to install flooring in your home? You can never go wrong with a parquetry floor.Parquetry flooring is classic but looks just as good in a new modern home as an old classic. Parquetry is a reliable and long lasting flooring that to save you money because it will be a long time before you have to replace your flooring if ever.

Parquetry flooring is a great flooring option because it is:

  1. Cost effective
  2. Easy to install
  3. Great feature

Cost effective

Parquet is the best flooring for all seasons. Manufactured with high quality solid wood, parquet floor is heavy duty especially good in high traffic areas such as entry halls and your living room. DIY Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring offers very affordable, high quality parquet to suit your needs and taste.

Easy to install

Parquetry floors can be installed as easy as tiles! No need of hammering or nailing as you can lay parquetry by doing a simple glue-down installation and manageable tile sizes. Parquet is easy to handle, slick and easy cut great especially if DIY is your thing.

Don’t have time? DIY Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring offers a full installation service. We also have custom made parquetry and is purpose layed to suit your exact requirements and can be made from large or small wood panels to build your parquetry design.

Great feature

Parquet floors are flexible, versatile and can be repaired in sections if need be. You can choose whether traditional or modern style as it always conveys a classy and charming ambience to match your home’s décor. Parquet lends itself to complex patterning.

Constructing a multi-piece central statement in your floor can reveal a luxurious, three-dimensional look perfect way to wow your guests with a unique eye-catching flooring style. Parquet floor can be a whole floor or the perfect centre piece when teamed with a wooden or bamboo floor.

Is parquetry floor perfect for my home?

Absolutely yes!

Contact DIY Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679 to book a free quote and discuss your needs. We are professional flooring installers you can trust with all your flooring needs. We offer quality flooring products and repair services. Ring DIY Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for all your flooring needs.

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How much does a timber flooring cost?

timber floorTimber flooring is a popular feature in a lot of Australian homes today. Wood flooring gives your home a unique quality that is elegant and stylish; perfect for all types of homes from contemporary to heritage to minimalist. The question is how much does it cost to install it?

Timber flooring costs

A new flooring project can be a big investment that is why; you want to know how much it cost before making such a big purchase. Ask for a free quote. Make sure your quote includes everything that you will need to pay.

Factors that affect the cost of timber flooring

Timber flooring cost involves two things – installation of the timber flooring and the cost of the flooring material. If you say installed, it means that its price include the fee for both the material and the labour. On the other hand, if it doesn’t say installed, the price is for only material themselves.

Factors that affect the cost

Some of the most common factors that affect the cost of timber flooring installation are:

  • Type of wood used. Do you have a particular type of wood in mind? Locally grown Australian hardwoods are often cheaper and well suited to the Australian conditions.
  • Cost of finishing. Finishing work is required after the wood is installed so make sure that is included in the cost.
  • Labour cost. This may actually depend on the type of work and the area that has to be covered. Want to add some embellishments and designs you require.
  • Preparation costs. The cost of preparing your existing floor to have the wood layed over it. In days gone by wood was a stand alone flooring over joists but today most wood floors are a thinner lay of wood layed over your existing floor for new homes generally concrete.
  • Travel. If you are in a remote, rural or out of the way area you may have to pay travel and or accommodation costs for the floor installers.
  • Quality. Smaller job may incur extra freight or charges if the wood is not already in stock.

How much does a timber flooring cost?

As you can see there are many factors that go into the cost of your timber flooring so the best thing to do is get a free onsite quote, that way you will know the exact costs of your flooring before you start.

D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring offer free onsite quotes and we travel too.
Call us on 0409 081 679 to discuss all your flooring needs in Bunbury and surrounds.


Important flooring terms you should know

hardwoodWhether you are planning to install wood flooring or replace your floor with hardwoods, it is important that you know the basic flooring terms. That way, you’ll be familiar with the terms that are used and it will make it easier to understand your flooring quote.

What are flooring terms?

These are terms used by contractors that describe the different processes of feature needed to lay a great floor. For example, when someone mentioned floating floor, contractors will instantly know just what type of flooring and installation needs to be done. There are so many flooring terms but the important thing is you need to learn the basic flooring terms.

Here are some basic flooring terms you should know:

Floating floor. Floating floors are a floor that is not glued or nailed to the subfloor – it “floats” above the subfloor. Floating floors are usual used when laying laminate or domestic vinyl floors.

Sprung floor. A sprung floor is a type of floating floor that usually consists of panels to reduce noise and vibration and used in commercial setting like dance floors.

Grade level.The grade of timber is the quality of the flooring. Higger

Hardness. The ability of flooring to withstand pressure that may result into dents, scratches and marks.Flooring hardness is measured by Janka Hardness Scale and the higher the number the harder the wood.

Warping. When flooring becomes bent or distorted due to dampness or heat.

Subfloor. The structural foundation of a floor that provides support for the flooring to be layed on. Typically, it is covered with another floor to create an even surface and to make it look more appealing.

Parquetry. Made from wooden block which are arranged in geometric pattern to create a stunning effect.Parquetry can be a feature inset in a hardwood or bamboo floor. You can use identical or contrasting wood, the choice is yours.

Laminate. A type of flooring made which is made from a composite of wood and glue sandwiched together under high pressure and high temperature. Laminates come in many colours and pattern to imitate the look of wood.

Important flooring terms you should know

Knowing these flooring terms can make your flooring experience easier. For your flooring needs, whether you want to have parquetry or cork flooring, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We are your flooring specialist in Bunbury offering you free onsite quotes. Ring us now today to discuss your needs.

3 Expensive Hardwood floors Mistakes you should avoid!

timber floorWood flooring is beautiful. It’s a natural material with some quirks and eccentricities that you have to know first. You should understand how wood flooring works to be able to make sure your flooring will last a life time. Wood flooring can enhance your home and can last for years if you can provide the right environment.

Pre installation

Wood floor is durable but can get damage when exposed with the wrong type of environment. Remember, woods are not indestructible and mostly, they require proper care. Here are common hardwood floor mistake that may cost you a lot of money.

  • Not doing a moisture reading.
  • Incorrect subfloor preparation.
  • Considering the room’s lay out.

Not doing a moisture reading

Wood is a natural material and that makes itsusceptible to any moisture changes in your home. When installing wood flooring you need to take a moisture reading and be aware of humidity levels in your area. Think about the weather conditions and time of year when you plan to install your flooring, wet, hot, cold, dry etc. Speak to your flooring supplier and make sure you are buying a flooring product that is suitable for your conditions to give you long lasting beautiful results in your home.

Incorrect subfloor preparation

As discussed moisture plays a huge roll in whether your wooden floor will last a very long time or not. Some of that moisture can come up through the subfloor especially if your new floor is being laid on concrete. You will need to have a moisture barrier laid between the concrete and your new wooden flooring. When you don’t do this, you could have loose, squeaky or shaky floor boards plus the flooring can be damaged from underneath. Your subfloor needs to be checked properly before hardwood floors are laid. Prepare your subfloor to get even, moistureproof barrier is essential for a great long lasting floor.

You must consider the room’s lay out

The floor installer must know the room’s lay out in order to correctly quote for the materials needed. If you have an unusual shaped room more materials might be needed to get the angles correct. This is the same for elaborate patterns, to get all the piece to fit perfectly you may need extra materials.Your room’s layout and use may determine the choice of flooring and style of floorboards you use. If in doubt speak to your flooring professional before you order your new flooring.D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring are flooring professionals who sell and install hardwood flooring and have had years of experience.

3 Expensive Hardwood Floors Mistakes you should avoid!

Take note of these mistakes and you will be able to get beautiful hardwood floor look you want for your home.

For your hardwood needs, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We are your flooring specialist in Bunbury and the surrounds. Whether you are looking for somewhere to buy your flooring or a full supply and install, D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring are the people to speak too.

Call now to discuss your needs with us and we’ll help you get the best hardwood floor your home deserves! Free quotes and we travel too, ring today on .

Flooring samples makes your flooring selection easy!

Solid-WoodTrying to find the right flooring for your home? Perhaps you already have thought about what kind of flooring you want. Have you imagined how it would look and how it can complement your home décor and furniture bringing out your home’s best appearance in the process. Okay, sounds fair but you have to be very careful.

You don’t know how certain flooring will fit your home unless you’ve look at it personally – when it’s laid down complete with décor and accessories. How will you know what a certain flooring will look like at your home? Get flooring samples of course!

Flooring samples are the solution

When you’re ready to go flooring shopping, there is one way to know which flooring will work best for your home – flooring samples. Checking out flooring samples will give you idea on how each floor will look like inside your home. You don’t have to decide immediately – you’re free to feel and see what it’s like to have a certain floor!

Flooring samples gives you a fun way to choose the right flooring. Of course, not all flooring options will match your space but with flooring samples, you will get a good idea whether that particular flooring, colour and style will work in your home.

With flooring samples, you will also feel confident about your choice. If you are considering remodeling or designing a new home, getting flooring samples is an inexpensive way to make sure you’ll be happy with your floor.

Want to get your flooring samples? Contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for your needs. We offer flooring samples, come and visit our showroom to have a look and feel of our flooring products. We can discuss your needs and offer advice on the best options for your flooring and then you can borrow a sample to check that it fits perfectly at your home.

Call D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for an appointment on 0409 081 679.