wood floors

What’s the right colour for your floor?

wood floorYou can’t go wrong with installing wood floors in your home. Hardwood floors are beautiful to look at but they don’t stand alone, they need to complement your walls, interior design and colour scheme.

What if you choose a random colour?

If you randomly choose a colour just because you like it without considering the existing look and appearance of your home, you’ll be disappointed with the results later. Before you know it, you realise you just lose a considerable amount of time, money and effort on your flooring project. You don’t want that, do you? Then, you should choose the right wood colour for your floor.

Choosing the right wood colour

Today, wood floors are available in so many colours which mean that there is something that can match just about any designs and ideas you have. While it’s good to be creative to try something new, when it comes to choosing the right colour for your wood flooring, there are certain guidelines to follow in order to avoid making costly and embarrassing flooring mistakes.

Here are some tips for you follow:

  • Room size, ceiling height and wall colour should be considered. The colour of your wood floor should complement them to get quality results.
  • Avoid using dark wood colours in small rooms with dark walls as this will make the room look gloomy.
  • Dark wood colours are a good choice since they can bring out the warmth in other elements of your décor.
  • For low ceiling rooms, go for lighter shade of wood colour.
  • Go with colours that contrast and complement your existing colour scheme. Don’t choose the same colour for your wood floor and furniture.
  • For classic look, go for natural unstained wood, they’ll go well with your dream design.
  • For chic and modern interiors, go for darker and black tones.

While your personal preference is very important, it should not be your only deciding factor.

Want some hardwood samples? For your hardwood floor sample and installation services, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We offer hardwood of different kinds that can make your home stand out. Ring us now for a free measure and quote.


Which is better for your home: Bamboo or hardwood flooring?

Bamboo5Wood is one of the most beautiful materials for flooring you can have in your home!

Many people love wood flooring because of it’s:

  • classic beauty
  • warm effect
  • gorgeous look

Wooden floors can turn your home from ordinary to extremely fabulous!

Did you know that, bamboo flooring is a great type of wooden floor, ok not strictly wood as it is a grass but never the less another wonderful type of hardwood floor for you to check out.

Bamboo and wood flooring comparison

Love wood flooring? You should, with its unmatched beauty and properties, wood flooring is the best flooring there is but, have you heard about bamboo flooring? Bamboo flooring is one of the newest flooring options but has caught the attention of many home owners.

At first glance, wood and bamboo flooring look the same. They have a similar look, feel, beauty and shared a lot of characteristics but they are not of the same kind. Wood flooring came from lumber and trees, be it hardwood or softwood but bamboo is a type of grass.

Despite their similarities on appearance and quality, you can compare both by these following criteria:

  • Hardness
  • Appearance difference


The hardness of bamboo flooring depends on its kind and material being used. Bamboo flooring is a durable flooring material you can rely all the time.

On the other hand, wood flooring comes in two types – hardwood and softwood. Both of these are sturdy, durable and can last for many years. Some wood flooring materials can reach up to 2500 to 3500 on the relative hardness rating (which is hard).

Appearance difference

With hardwood, there are different species, each of which havea different and unique look. With hardwood you have a huge range of colours, textures and grain patterns, this gives you the freedom to choose the look you exactly want for your home. Bamboo flooring come with several different species and the main difference is colour, with all having a consistent look. Bamboo flooring comes in a range from a soft golden colour through to darker tones and is very versatile to fit into any type of home.

Which is better for your home: Bamboo or hardwood flooring?

Bamboo or hardwood flooring, which is better, well it comes down to personal choice. Both bamboo and wood flooring are a great – beautiful and elegant to look at. Choose between the two will depend on what you like the look of, either way you will have a lovely floor to enjoy in your home for many years to come.

Your flooring needs a facelift? For your flooring needs, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can do flooring installation services for you – any type of flooring whether parquetry, hardwood timber, bamboo or cork. Whatever suits your taste, we’ve got it all covered for you. We have a huge range on display at our showroom, or ring D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring to discuss your flooring needs on 0409 081 679.


Wood floors, are they good for the environment?

Do you need to replace your floors or want some more flooring? Be sure to choose a material that is safe and good for the environment. For your floor replacement project and installation, install wood floors.

Beautiful wood flooring

Isn’t it nice to have wood flooring that is not only beautiful but can also contribute to the overall wellness of our environment? That’s what wood flooring can do!

Beautiful, elegant and unique; wood floors are perfect for your home because they are renewable and better for the environment plus, they are safe to use. An added bonus is wood floors last for years, so you are saving energy and the cost of having to have your floor replaced every 5 or 10 years.

Wood flooring, go for green!

The moment you choose wood flooring, you have not only owned a beautiful, well-crafted wood floor, but you are also making a positive impact on our environment. Helping our environment is something that we can and should do on a daily basis.

Are wood floors good for the environment?

Wood floors good for the environment, they:

  • Lowers the amount of carbon dioxide
  • Non-toxic and safe to use
  • Wood floors, your eco friendly flooring

Lowers the amount of carbon dioxide

No, wood floors doesn’t absorb carbon dioxide, but by using woods, you are literally walking on carbon. You are helping in reducing the amount of carbon dioxide, the first step towards decreasing the damage associated with climate change.

Non-toxic and safe to use

Wood floors are made from trees which means that they are not manufactured using dangerous materials. Woods are also a sustainable resource, making it a good choice for flooring in any style of home from heritage to modern.

Wood floors, your eco friendly flooring

If you need to replace your floors or add extra, choose something that is good for your health, your environment and your planet. All of these can be achieved if you install wood flooring. It is easy and cost effective to choose eco friendly floors when deciding on your flooring needs, whether you are thinking of a replacement, upgrading or extending.

For your flooring needs, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We have different designs and timber flooring for all your wood floor requirements. Call us now and get your free quote today.


Ways to keep your hardwood floors looking lovely

Hardwoods are fashionable these days and have been for many years, wood is timeless.

Their rich natural beauty makes every home lovelier, when coupled with beautiful furniture and great interior design, your home will surely look its best!

Hardwood floors are:

  • Timeless
  • Classic
  • Hypoallergenic

What’s more, hardwood floors are a healthy option and free of VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which give off chemicals into your home’s atmosphere. Plus, your floors will last for many years and not have to be replaced in a few years time.

Keep your floors, lovely

Maintaining your wood floor is not difficult, but there are a few things to remember.

Here are ways to keep your hardwood floors looking lovely through the years:

Clean your floors

Remove dirt and dust to keep your floors gorgeous. If you live in an extra dusty area, you might need to do it daily, especially when it is windy. You can use:

  • Dust mop
  • Soft bristled broom
  • Vacuum cleaner

These gentle cleaning tools will help you clean your floors with care. If there are any spills, quickly wipe it to prevent water damage. Quick action will prevent the water from damaging your wood finish.

Wash it up!

Use a small amount of water and make sure the water is warm and not hot. Remember, do not soak up your wood. This will damage your floors. When washing with water, follow up by dry mopping immediately with new clean mop or a clean rag. Make sure to completely dry your floors.

Protect your floors

If you want to keep your floors, beautiful, protect it against dust, dirt and scratches. Yes, scratches. You can do this by changing your habits a little, for example:

  • Instead of wearing high heels when entering your home, remove them at the door and slip into a cosy pair of slippers.
  • When removing furniture, be sure to put slidding mats or protection down under the furniture.
  • Place doormats especially in areas with heavy traffic to prevent scratches.

By following these simple tips you will keep your hardwood floors beautiful for years.

Your flooring needs replacement, or doing some extending? Contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We offer hardwood floor installation services to fit your requirements. Calls us now and get your free quote today.