wooden floor types

What type of wood flooring is the best choice?

Marri hardwood flooring

Marri hardwood flooring

Wood flooring is a great way to create a warm, natural environment in your home. They are beautiful and a classic option which convey eleganceas well as style for you home.

However, before buying and installing wooden flooring in your home, you have to choose what type of wood flooring you want.

Did you know there are 3 different styles of wood flooring?

  • Solid Wood
  • Engineered Flooring and
  • Laminate

What type of wood flooring is the best choice?

Let’s look at each type of wood flooring:

Whether you want the real thing in the form of “engineered flooring” or go for laminate flooring, which is quite affordable.

Solid wood flooring at its best

Solid flooring will create a natural and warm ambiance in your home – perfect especially during wintertime. They are also very durable and can last for a really long time. They can be sanded and refinished many times over making them look like new again.  With solid wood flooring, you have many choices of species, types and colours.

Engineered flooring

This type of flooring uses the latest technology in wood flooring. Engineered flooring is a floor board which is made using a layered construction of more than one piece of timber, where a thin layer of hardwood in glued on top of a softwood layered base. This top layer is glued in multiple directions to increase the strength and stability of the layer of solid timber and  is responsible for the reducing the movement of a wood floor.

Engineered wood floors are resistant to moisture and this makes them a durable and strong wood flooring option. Engineered flooring can look like a real solid wood flooring.

The downside of this type of flooring is it can be harder to clean and much harder to repair if damaged.

Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring doesn’t contain any real wood, but imitate the material through a printed pattern set. This type of flooring is easy to install. Laminate flooring is a great option for those on a budget yet looking for a classy and modern alternative to carpets or other flooring option.

Still not sure what type of wood flooring to choice?

Each type of wood flooring has its pros and cons. Set yourself a budget and then contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can give you great advice on the flooring option which will suit your need.

Ring us now on 0409 081 679 and let us guide you with our expert advice!



How to look after my wooden floor!

Sand, dirt and grit are the  worst enemy of your wooden floor which can cause damage when not cleaned and treated.

To help prevent dirt and grit scratching your floors’ surface using mats at the entrances of your home is a great idea. The dirt gets trapped in these mats and it is an effective way of reducing or preventing it from entering your house.

Here are other things to avoid which could cause damage to your wooden flooring:

  • Direct sun light can cause your wood to age and weather unevenly and cause areas to fade. This can be avoided by installing window blinds or curtains, even placing rugs over exposed floor areas can help.
  • Skid pads on the legs of chairs and tables are necessary so that they can be moved without marking or scratching on your floor surface.
  • Regular sweeping and vacuuming is still the most effective methods in maintaining clean and grit-free, floor surface.
  • Always use good quality floor mops for your wooden floor. With new mops, wash them first thoroughly before using it on your floor. It is important to wring out mops properly when damp mopping, over-wetting your wooden floor may lead to damage.
  • Never use strong detergents or any abrasive cleaning solutions on your wooden floor. These types of solution may contain chemicals which are too harsh for your wooden floor.
  • Remove high heeled shoes and shoes with hard spikes before entering your home. High heels may cause dents on your wooden floor and hard shoes can scratch your floor’s surface.
  • Keep door mats clean, shake them out regularly and vacuum them often, this will make sure it can still trap sand particles from foot wears.
  • Spot cleaning should be done when spills happen. Use moistened cloth for sticky liquids, always follow-up with a dry cloth or clean tissue.

How to look after my wooden floor?

Follow our tips on how to look after my wooden floor and you will enjoy them for many many years to come.

DIY Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring are your local floor specialist.
We specialize in floor installation using quality wood, cork, bamboo, and parquetry products. Call us now for more details!