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Can flooring make my room look bigger?

Timber productsIs your room small? Renovating is huge expense, so why not use a few clever techniques to make your room look bigger?

Having a small space may seem hard but can really be for the best when you learn how to give the illusion of a larger space. Take full advantage of your space by using these tips:

Easy ways to make a small room look bigger

Yes, this is possible – even without doing some expensive renos or makeover. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of making the most of what you have. Here are some ways on how to make a small room look bigger:

1. Use wide planks. Using wide planks can make your room appear bigger. Fewer seams can create a more open pattern that looks less busy and confining.

2. Use dark wood. Dark wood doesn’t create a constraining look. When paired with the right wall colour and décor, dark wood can make your home look bigger. To use this trick, remember to choose a cool paint colour for your walls.

3. Don’t clutter your room, remember less is more.

4. Have your board layed long ways in your room, this draws the eye down the length of the room and makes it appear bigger.

There you have it. You don’t have to own a large home to enjoy living, smaller a rooms are easier to clean and keep tidy. With these tips, you can transform the place you live into the place you love.

Can flooring make my room look bigger?

Yes. Looking for hardwood supply or a flooring contractor? Contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We have lots of different ideas you can use to make a small room look bigger. We offer hardwood products of different types, species and size. We are your flooring specialist located in Bunbury and we travel. Call us now for a free quote.

 

 

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.