Timber Flooring

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.

Best Flooring Choice | What flooring is best for my home?

hardwood flooringThere are a lot of options to choose from when thinking about flooring for your home.

Where to start can be daunting. Your choices include tiles, carpets, cork, vinyl and woods. Of course in each category there are still more options and variations.

How to choose for the best flooring?

Here are some things to think about

  • Firstly think of the use of the room.
  • Who will use the room
  • What style of home you would like to create.

Choosing for the best flooring will become easier once you know what style you like in the interior design of your house and how and who will use the room. For example you are unlikely to put solid wood flooring or carpet in your bathroom but these options would be perfect for the living room.

What are the types of flooring?

There are many materials your flooring can be made of , a lot of the choice come down to personal option:

  • Tiles
  • Carpets
  • Vinyl
  • Cork
  • Wood – Solid or Laminate
  • Parquetry

Tile floorings are commonly made up of ceramic, stone or glass material that are hard-wearing and are perfect to cover wet area areas like your bathroom, kitchen or even patios.

Carpet on the other hand are popular in bedrooms and are great on cold winter mornings. Different kinds of carpet designs are now available making your home even more unique than ever. Practically speaking, carpets can cost less than hardwood or ceramic tile flooring but will need replacing sooner.

Carpets are not good for allergy suffers and must be vacuumed regularly to prevent a build up on dirt and dust mites.

Vinyl is an all-round good option but will have a shorter life span than many flooring options.

Gorgeous cork floor by DIYCork, is a fabulous option for work areas, children playroom and area that people stand in for long periods of time. Cork is every environmental friendly, forgiving (things will generally bounce when dropped), have great noise properties and perfect for all seasons.

Hardwood or timber flooring the most common type of flooring, they will create a natural look for your home and suits all styles from traditional right through to modern. Wood flooring brings warmth to your home and makes it look elegant and classy. Solid wood is fabulous for modern and minimalist décor and of course the only option is a heritage home. Wood is perfect for allergy suffers and so easy to clean.

Some people thing wood flooring is difficult to look after and has to be treated with kid gloves, no so.

Laminates are also available for the budget conscious or in need or temporary flooring, you can choose an laminated ones looking like a parquetry pattern but not really made up of wood, rather from plastic materials. The cost will be very economical but will not last or stand up to the foot traffic of your home.

Parquetry is the perfect addition to any wood floor, it just steps your home up into that luxury category and you will be pleasantly surprised what this elegant look costs. A parquetry feature can become a work of art in its own right and will surely be a talking point with your guests.

What flooring is best for my home?

There is no one size fits all!

A combination of flooring type might suit your needs. Every home is different and you will need to choose what suits your home and style best. When choosing timber, hardwood, cork, bamboo or parquetry style talk to D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring are your flooring specialists. We bring your house plans to life and we can discussed the options that are available to you.

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.

Should you have a wooden floor in your home?

hardwoood floorYes, wooden floors make our home truly unique. They have an attractive finish that suits just about any type of homes. Our wooden floors make us happy because they make our life comfortable in so many ways. Here are some benefits that wooden floors offer:

  • Long lasting floors, they can last for decades. With little maintenance, you can keep your wooden floor at its best for longer years.
  • Class and character. Wooden floors add a touch class like no other flooring can and give great character to your home. Wooden floors are perfect for modern minimalist house right through to your classic heritage home giving a strength yet classy ambiance to it.
  • Increase of home’s market value. Wooden floors are highly sort after and add value to your home.

If you are concerned about the environment and your families health and lets face it today we all have to be; then a wood floor is perfect for you.

Wooden floors offer homeowners fantastic environment benefits too.

  • Save water and energy
  • Healthier environment
  • Recyclable

timber floorSave water and energy

Wooden floors last for a very long time so they don’t need to be replace every 5 or 10 years so this uses much less water and energy. Wood for flooring can also be grown in plantations as a renewable crop saving water again.

Healthier indoor environment

Dust mites don’t get trapped in wood like they do in carpet, a quick sweep out with a regular weekly vacuum with keep your floor in tip top conditions. Not trapping the dust mites is great for asthma and allergy suffers. Wood floors don’t give off toxic ordours like some flooring can. You don’t have to worry about your family’s health because indoor air quality is better with wooden floors.


Wooden floors can last for hundreds of years. With a bit of TLC you shouldn’t have to replace your wooden floor in your lifetime. If you decided to replace your wooden floor eg change of use for the room, renovating and making the room bigger etc, then you can recycle the floor boards. Use them to build great furniture pieces, outdoor furniture or if all else fail burn them as firewood.  With wooden floors, you always get something from it when its service life ends.

Should you have a wooden floor in your home?

Yes most definitely with wooden floors, the options are endless! Call DIY Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring and get a free measure and quote today!

What do you need to consider when choosing a timber flooring company

hardwood flooringChoosing the right timber flooring company is very important and the quality of your flooring depends on the company where you bought them from. Here are 5 things to consider when looking for the right company.

  1. Australian made
  2. Great product knowledge
  3. Huge range
  4. Repairs and warranties
  5. Professional experience

Australian made

Think quality. Choose a local timber flooring company to ensure heavy duty and long lasting flooring that will save you money all year round. D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring offers products that are Australian made to ensure you the best quality to match with our weather conditions.

Great product knowledge

D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring is your reputable company with useful and reliable knowledge about flooring solutions, to create a cosy and comfy feel in your home.

Huge range

Want to match flooring with décor? No worries. We have a variety of options you can choose from to fit your taste. Made from expensive and artistic materials we provide you the best flooring experience good for your family and pets. All our floorings are hygienic and can match whatever interior design you have at home.

Repairs and warrantiesrepairs

Does your flooring need repair? No need to travel overseas to revive your flooring as D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring is an Australian company you can easily turn to when you need your flooring fixed as soon as possible.

We offer warranties giving you assurance of the quality of our flooring. Having your flooring done locally will also support our economic stability.

Professional experience

Need the best flooring solutions? We can offer you expert services with all our professional experience. We are your best flooring partner as we have the skills and knowledge to provide the best results.

What do you need to consider when choosing timber flooring company?

Consider these five things to get a reputable company.

For enquiries contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679 to discuss your flooring needs. Ring us today for a free quote.

5 FAQ questions asked about hardwood floors

hardwood floor for your homeHardwood floors are a beautiful asset in any home; they are aesthetic and hardwearing. However some niggling questions might come to your mind about how to properly look after them or install them. Read these 5 frequently asked questions and their answers to put your mind at rest.

  1. How to keep hardwood flooring clean and looking like new?
  2. Should I buy prefinished or unfinished hardwood?
  3. How to prevent the colour of hardwood floor from fading?
  4. I don’t have enough money for installation. Can I just do it myself?
  5. I am worried about pets scratching the floor. What can I do to prevent this?

How to keep the hardwood flooring clean and look like new?

Regularly clean the floors by using a broom, a mop, and  /or vacuum cleaner to remove all the dirt and grit.Many things you’ll bring in on your shoes, sand especially, can damage the finish. Use outdoor and indoor door mats and shoe cleaners to minimise dirt, debris and moisture at the entry halls before it reaches the floor.

Always keep the surface of the floor dry. Wipe up spills immediately using dry cloth to avoid moisture. Never allow spills to remain on the wood of your floors as it can cause them rot or discolour over time.

Walk barefoot on the floors to avoid scratches on the finish or causing dents in your floors. If your floors are looking a little dull use wood flooring cleaner recommended by the installer to renew  the lustre following the directions labelled in it to get the best results.

Should I buy prefinished or unfinished hardwood?

If you want to match an existing hardwood floor with a new one in your home you may think of using unfinished hardwood,followed by application of a stain and finish. However this method may take up a lot of your time as finishing on site takes longer than just installing prefinished hardwood floors in your home.

Speaking of comfort, you may encounter inconvenience with dust from sanding and fumes from sealants while waiting for the work to be done at your home. If you want easy and hassle free installations then choose prefinished hardwood, it’s the best option to save you money and time. Or even better still get a professional floor installer to do it for you.

timber floorHow to prevent the colour of hardwood floor from fading?

Hardwood floors naturally undergo subtle colour changes as they age. This natural process is called patina; it in itself will add beauty to the floor. But there are some factors that drastically affect the changes of wood colours, such as sun exposure. Prevent direct sunlight from hitting your flooring.

You can minimise heat exposure by closing your curtains to block the sun. Apply water-based finishes to retain the colour of the wood floors as it minimises long term colour changes.

I don’t have enough money for installation. Can I just do it myself?

Yes. If you are that DIY type of person then you can do the work yourself. We can offer supply only for wood floor installations, just remember to carefully read and follow the directions to get the best results. But if you don’t have the time to do it all yourself, we recommend hiring professional installers that meet your exact requirements.

I am worried about pets scratching the floor. What can I do to prevent this?

Prevent scratches on the floors by regularly sweeping up the dirt that your pets bring in. You can also keep your floor smooth and flawless by trimming your pet’s nails regularly. Place scatter rugs on the floor to reduce the dirt and grit reaching the floors. If your pet comes inside muddy and filthy just give them a wash before freerun of the house is given.

It is best to consult a professional contractor to ask for specific advice about repairing scratches and avoiding them next time.

5 FAQ questions asked about hardwood floors

Read and follow the tips to get the best results you ever desired.

Need help installing your hardwood floors?

Contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679 to get your free quote today for all your flooring needs.

4 ways to get rid of wood flooring gaps

gappingThink the weather can only affect the exterior of your home? You can think again, it can affect the inside too! As the humidity rises and falls, it’s common for gaps to appear in your hardwood floors. Gaps are caused by the wood expanding and compressing, depending on the weather condition. However, don’t worry because it may take years before gaps will show.

Don’t delay fixing wood gaps!

If your wood flooring has been with you for quite a long time, don’t be surprised to see some flooring gaps. Flooring gaps will show but you can minimise gaps by making sure the temperature inside is stabilised. However, if you discover there are gaps, it’s important that you take care of it sooner rather than later. Too many gaps or extremely wide gaps may be hard to fix so at the first sight of gaps, fixing them is important.

Here are 4 ways to get rid of flooring gaps:

Sliding boards back into their place

In case the floor is not fixed to the sub floor, you can move it. Work around the perimeter of the room and carefully get the boards back into their place. Remember; do not drag heavy furniture as this can caused wood gaps to appear again.

Filler strips

Put filler strips into the gaps. These fillers are fine lengths of wood the same colour as your flooring. It’s a very easy solution and after placing the strips, you may be required to sand the floor to make it smooth.

Gap filling with dust and resin

Gaps can also be filled with dust and resin. This solution is perfect for small gaps. Put together some sawdust with the same colour as your floor with clear resin filler until you get a firm paste. Using a spatula, apply the paste on the gap – it’s easy and gives an excellent result!

Acrylic filler

There are a lot of colours you can choose for your acrylic filler. Pick a colour which suits your wood flooring and then follow the instructions on the product. This will provide a smooth result.

4 ways to get rid of wood flooring gaps

Don’t be afraid of wood gaps anymore! These 4 ways can fix any wood gaps – quick and easy!

Repairing your floorSolid Wood Flooring Repair by DIY Parquetry & Cork

For your wood flooring and repair needs, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We are your flooring specialists in Bunbury and the surrounding areas. Talk to us before ordering a whole to new floor, often we can repair the damaged piece and make the rest of the floor look like new. It costs nothing to ring and discuss your needs with DIY Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. 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.

Where to buy spotted gum timber floors in Bunbury?

spotted GumSearching for the best spotted gum timber floors in Bunbury? D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring is the place you are looking for.

Reasons to buy spotted gum timber floors from us:

  1. Good for Allergies
  2. Easy to clean
  3. Durable and long lasting
  4. Attractive and suits many styles of home
  5. Great for children

Good for Allergies

Say goodbye allergies as spotted gum timber flooring is an allergen proof floor. If you are asthmatic or allergy sufferer, this is perfect for you as timber doesn’t harbour dust mites, allergens or other bacteria that can cause health problems. Breathe in fresh air and it is easy to keep your floors clean.

Easy to clean

Sweep, mop or vacuum your timber floor then you’ll be done! It is that easy and you can be assured that your floor is dirt-free. You can go about your business immediately cleaning wood floors only takes minutes, saving you time and money.

Durable and long lasting

Made from strong timber, spotted gum has a high natural resistance to wear and tear with a few precautions your floor will have a gorgeous look all year round.

If properly polished, scratches and dents will not be present in the flooring. Spotted gum is a very hard wood flooring species and the perfect flooring choice for pets, children and your family home.

Attractive and suits many styles of home

Having a variety of colours, the heartwood ranges from gorgeous pale browns to deep red-brown while sapwood is white. Some may have a touch of orange tint making it look classy perfect for your lounge room.

Having the bark shed in patches, the specie looks spotted making it more attractive. The wavy grain creates a fabulous fiddleback figure.

Great for children

No need to put your kids to their playroom to make them comfortable. Let them play on the spotted gum timber flooring as it is cosy and hygienic, no need to worry of dust or dirt that cause irritations and such.

They will even love the ambience all the time whether it is winter or summer as timber is a great weather insulator. You can place rag to protect the flooring and make the most of it for longer years.

Where to buy spotted gum timber floors in Bunbury

Visit D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring.

For great floors and quality service, call us now on 0409 081 679 to discuss your needs. We offer affordable prices with full warranties for all our products. Ring us now for a free quote. D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring are locally owned and operated, we care about your flooring just as much as you do!


Is your timber floor ready for spring?

Warmer months are here! Is your floor ready?

Spring can make us all busy –entertaining guests and enjoying the lovely weather outside. Wait, don’t forget the indoors too! When the sun is too hot to enjoy the outdoors or it rains unexpectedly, ensure the inside of your home is also ready to entertain! It’s time for a spring clean – create some beauty.

Maintain your Timber Floors

We’re talking about the beauty of your natural wood flooring, of course! Spring offer the perfect weather to entertain. Your guests will surely enjoy staying inside as much as they do outside. You can start your spring cleaning from your timber floors up!

When cleaning your timber floor, be sure to be gentle.  Stay away from using harsh chemicals as they can damage your timber floor’s beauty in the process.

Use only gentle cleaning products on your floor or plain water. This will ensure your timber floor maintains its beautiful look, promoting the lifelong beauty of your timber floor. Remember, when it comes to your timber floor, no harsh chemicals ever.

Also remember to dry mop any excess water from your wood floor. Don’t forget to let your floor dry first before using it again! A beautiful floor can enhance your spring experience with family and friends.

Is your timber floor ready for spring?

Rejuvenate your timber floor and get ready for spring entertaining!

For your timber floor needs, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We offer lovely hardwood species that will suit your home perfectly – whether you want DIY or to have it fully installed. Bamboo although not actually a hardwood is another great option that behaves in a similar way to hardwood is sustainable and comes in a range of colours.

D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring has all your flooring needs cover, huge range of hardwoods, bamboo, cork and parquetry. For all your flooring needs ring us now for a free quote.