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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.

Will a darker stain hardwood floor suit my home?

hardwood flooringWhen it comes to hardwood floors, there is no one size fits all.

While some people prefer adarker wood – some like the lighter wood much better. If it’s your home that you are designing; you are sure to be fussy when choosing a floor – especially when it comes to choosing a stain colour.

Is a darker stain right for you?

Have you seen a few photos of houses with dark woods as their flooring material and you find it very attractive? Remember that what’s right for a specific house may not be right for your home. Only you can decide which factor is most important to you and your family. Before you decide on a darker wood.

  • Darker wood floors give a more traditional look
  • Lighter stains make smaller spaces look bigger
  • Darker hardwood floors are perfect for large room
  • Hardwood floors are great for high traffic areas

Which hardwood floor is best for my house?

Hardwood floors, whether they are a darker shade or a lighter tone can both look fantastic in your home. The key here is to choose a colour that will suit your taste and lifestyle.

Do you need help in choosing the right colour and type of hardwood for your flooring? Contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for all your flooring needs. We can help you out by giving you free advice and can arrange a free home inspection to check your space.

Ring D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring today on 0409 081 679 for a free quote.

5 Quick Maintenance Tips for Your Hardwood Floor

rose gum floor by DIYDo you already own a gorgeous hardwood floor? Whether you do or you are still considering installing one, it is important that you think about the maintenance of your floor. Yes, a hardwood floor will look beautiful and it might just be the upgrade your home needs.Read on for a few pointers on some basic maintenance.

Hardwood floor maintenance

Your hardwood floor needs to be protected against moisture damage and abuse. You want to keep it shiny and inviting thus you have to keep it clean and well maintained.

Did you know that regular maintenance on your floor can extend its life? It means you can enjoy your floor for longer years!

Here are 5 maintenance tips that can keep your floor beautiful.

  • Clean any spills immediately
  • Check your floor regularly
  • Keep your floors shiny looking
  • Protect your floors daily
  • Use only the appropriate cleaning productswater-on-wood

Clean any spills immediately

If there are spills, wipe them up immediately using a slightly dampened cloth. The longer the spill sits, the more damage it can do to your floor. Also, check the humidity level inside your home – make sure it is kept at a reasonable level throughout the seasons enabling your floor to perform at its best.

Check your floor regularly

Be aware of any changes in your flooring. Are there areas where cupping can be seen? Or maybe it doesn’t feel and look even? Knowing these things can help prevent further damages from happening. Resanding is always an option to sort out such things.

Keep your floors shiny looking

A shiny floor looks good all the time. For making your floor shiny, flooring experts suggest to use natural products such as olive oils. You can use wax based cleaners of course but once in a while, break from that habit and use natural products instead to give your floor a healthy break.

cleaningProtect your floors daily

A well maintained floor starts by caring for it every day. Protect your floors from daily scratches by putting mats at the entrances. You can also use furniture protectors under your table and chairs. Some owners even encourage everyone to remove their shoes before entering inside.

Use only the appropriate cleaning products

Do not use tile or vinyl cleaning products on your hardwood floor. It can make your floor slippery and look dull quickly.

5 Quick Maintenance Tips for Your Hardwood Floor

Enjoy your hardwood floor for longer by using these maintenance tips! Do you need to install new hardwood floors? Contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for all your needs. We are your flooring specialist in Bunbury offering a wide range of flooring services including flooring installation and repair. Ring us today for a free quote.

What are the environmental benefits of wood floors?

Spotted Gum from D.I.Y Parquetry and Cork

Whether you are looking for ways to upgrade the look of your home or a reno project, installing a hardwood floor is an attractive choice. Wood floors have been a popular choice for many homeowners because of it gives a sense of permanence to any interior. Plus, it is known to last for a lifetime! It has a long shelf life especially when given the proper care and maintenance.

Apart from its beautiful and elegant look, wood flooring offers a lot of environmental benefits. Did you know that wood flooring is a renewable source?

Yes, it’s possible to harvest wood without any serious impact on the environment. Once harvested, they can be regrown time and time again. Here are some lists of environmental benefits:

  • Indoor air quality is better. As a result, you can enjoy indoor living more.
  • Wood floor uses less water and energy to produce. This means that you can save more water and energy which is also an important saving practice these days.
  • At the end of its life service, wood floors can be burned as fuel or recycled. You don’t have to worry about disposing of your hardwood floors anymore.
  • Wood floors can last for a hundred years which means that you may never need to replace it.

Don’t worry – if you are thinking of contributing to global warming because you are installing wooden floors, you are wrong. It does not contribute because the average net grown for hardwood is greater than the average annual removal.

What are the environmental benefits of wood floors?

The use of wood as flooring doesn’t harm the environment in any way. Hardwoods are safe to use and only offer beauty and longevity when use as a flooring material. Are you convinced now? If you want to install hardwood flooring to your home, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for all your needs. We offer flooring installation as well as repair services.

Call D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring today 0409 081 679 and let’s talk about the best flooring option for your home.

How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?

hardwood flooringOne of the most common questions asked is “How long does it take to refinish a hardwood floor”? Smart homeowners ask the question, so they know what to expect and can plan ahead. Some homeowners don’t have the initiative to enquire, causing them to postpone the refinishing project.

So, how long will a refinishing project last? A day or 2? Or a week? The answer to this question depends on several factors which include:

  • The type of polyurethane you use
  • The size of your space
  • Weather when applied

The type of polyurethane you use

Marri hardwood flooring

There are 2 types of polyurethane – water based and oil based.

In general, it will take 3 – 5 days for polyurethane to dry.  However, most people prefer the look of oil based and it is inexpensive compared to water based.  The oil based takes a longer time for it to dry. With 3 coats of oil based polyurethane, it can be completed in 3 successive days, leaving each coat to dry for at least 24 hours before applying the next coat. So for an oil based polyurethane, it may take up to 5 days before you can return your furniture again.

The size of your space

The bigger your space, the longer the refinishing task will take. Most flooring contractors can cover up to 300 square metres per day so if you have a 1000 square metres area, add 2 more days for the job to be completed.


Having your floor recoated in summer will mean that it will dry quicker but remember humidity will also play a part in drying time.

How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?

Do you need to refinish your floors? Contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for all your needs. We can give you an obligation free quote and provide you with an estimated time as to when you can expect your floor to be ready to use. Ring us today on 0409 081 679 and let’s talk for a free quote.

Why are there smears remaining after I mopped my floor?

cleaningMopping your floor is the easiest way to keep it clean. A small amount of hot water and a mop can do wonders for your hardwood floor. Often hot water only will be enough to clean your floor and leave it streak free.

If you are using a cleaner make sure it is a good cleaner and recommended for your floor type. There is a way to stop those annoying streaks and smears that appear after you’ve mopped your floor?

Smears and streaks after mopping

Smears appear on your floor after you mop due to a variety of reasons:

  • Was the dust and dirt removed from your floor
  • Incorrect dosage of floor cleaner
  • You didn’t dry mop after
  • Fabric softener on cleaning clothes

Was the dust and dirt removed from your floor

Before you mop your floor, it is important that you remove all signs of dust and dirt. A simple sweep can do the trick or for a better clean, get your vacuum cleaner out. You definitely need to remove all of the dirt before you start mopping.

cleaning solutionsIncorrect dosage of floor cleaner

This can also cause unsightly smears and streaks on your floor. You should make sure you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and instructions for the correct dosage to get streak free cleaning results every time.

You didn’t dry mop after

Hot water dries faster and as a result,it could leave smears on your floor. To alleviate this problem simply ensure that the floor is dried properly by dry mopping after you apply the wet mop to remove any excess water.

Never use fabric softener when washing your cleaning clothes

Using fabric softener in conjunction with cleaning agents can lead to unsightly smears. It is recommended that you should avoid using fabric softener when washing your clothes.

Why there are smears remaining after I mopped my floor?

Have a streak and smear free floor after mopping – remember the above mentioned things! For any of your floor needs, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We install all types of floors – ring us today on 0409 081 679 to get a free quote.


What is the best flooring option for heavy foot traffic areas?

hardwoodThinking of having a wood floor for your home? Great!

When selecting the right floor option for your home, most of us tend to focus on the design, colour and the patterns of a wood material. While these things are important, you might be missing an important factor when choosing: the amount and type of traffic.

High footfall areas

Before choosing, think about where you will install your wood flooring. Is it in a high traffic area where high footfall is expected? While wood floorings are durable in general, some of them might not be too resistant to high traffic. Before you know it, your wood flooring already needs some refinishing or worse, replacement. To make sure you get not just the best design and style for your floor but as well as durability, here are some things you should consider:

  • Engineered wood floorings are perfect for areas with high humidity as they are better in handling temperature changes much better.
  • Choose thick boards. Compared to thinner ones, they are much better in withstanding high traffic.
  • Make sure your floor is properly fitted. This can only be done by a professional flooring company, so don’t hesitate.
  • Bamboo is very hardy, long wearing and durable. Although strictly not a wood floor it does have similar properties including the feel as hardwood flooring.

Jarrah solid wood flooring from D.I.Y Parquetry and Cork

What is the best flooring option for heavy foot traffic areas?

In general, wood floorings ( or bamboo) are better at handling the daily wear and tear even in high traffic areas. Apart from choosing the right floor materials, pay attention to floor maintenance. A good floor with no maintenance is not a good floor at all. Good floor need a little maintenance and that can make your floor not only resistant to high traffic but it can last longer!

For all of your flooring needs, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679. We are your flooring specialist in Bunbury and we’ll help you decide with the flooring that’s best for your home! Come and discuss your flooring options today with D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring and all our quotes are free.

Taking good care of your floor, the easy way!

hardwoood floorHaving a perfect, beautiful floor is not difficult to look after. With a high quality surface, taking care of your hardwood floor is easy and simple. Dry cleaning with a broom, mop or a vacuum cleaner is all you need to do. Plus,using a cleaning solution, can do wonders as well!

  • How to maintain your floor
  • How hot should the mop water be?
  • How damp is damp?
  • Will damp mopping clean my floor?
  • What’s the best way to mop my floor?

 To enjoy your lovely floor for many years, you need to make sure you are cleaning it correctly. Here are some tips you should take note of for the best results:

How hot should the mop water be?

It’s best to use hot water (but not boiling) and a very dry mop. Be sure to use a only cleaning products that are recommended for your finish. Avoid using harsh cleaners, such as bleach (as it is acidic) and can cause floors to look a bit dull over time… If in doubt, ask your installer.

How damp is damp?

When there is no longer any water droplets’ coming out of your mop when you wring it, but it still feels moist.

rose gum floor by DIYWill damp mopping clean my floor?

Yes, it can. Often hot water will be enough. For very dirty floors or particularly stubborn stains use a little bit of recommended floor cleaner. Don’t use too much cleaner though – a small amount is usually enough.You can effectively clean your floor without much effort.

What’s the best way to mop my floor?

When mopping, don’t forget to first remove the dust and dirt on your floor using a broom or a vacuum cleaner. This can make your job a lot easier. Wipe your floor in the direction of the installation (the direction your floor has been installed in) – this will give you the best results – no smears or streaks at all!

Taking good care of your floor the easy way!

Know how to clean your floor and enjoy its beauty for years to come! For your hardwood floor needs – whether its repair or installation, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We are your flooring specialist – we can do small and big jobs! Ring us today at 0409 081 679 for a free quote.

Need a flooring specialist in Bunbury?


If you are looking for a flooring specialist in Bunbury you have come to the right place.

D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring are your flooring specialist.

A beautiful home should have the perfect floor. No matter what your taste is flooring is, it is important that your floor suits your lifestyle and the intended use of the room. To do this, you should look for a reputable flooring company. D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring is among your best option. Why because we have years of experience and have a wide range of flooring type, solid wood flooring, cork flooring, bamboo and parquetry. We can do the installation for you or we can provide you supplies for your DIY project.

When is the perfect time to change your floors? Here are some reasons:

  • You want to change your home’s interior design.
  • When repairs are necessary. Floors should always be in its best condition to maximize its purpose. Sometimes it is better to repair your floor and other time it is just too far gone.
  • If your old floor covering have past their used by. Some floors have an expiration date and should be replaced once it has reached its expiry date, carpet is worn, the vinyl is torn.
  • Changed the use of your room.
  • Renovating

We are your flooring specialists who make beautiful floors for your home. Whether you are looking for timber flooring, cork flooring, bamboo flooring, parquetry floors or floor repairs you need us. If repairs are necessary, we can advise and quote you on the best course of action. With years of industry experience our laying and repair skills are undeniably excellent, you won’t even know notice where the repair was conducted.

Need a flooring specialist in Bunbury?

We guarantee you that your floors will perform perfectly for many years. For all your flooring needs, whether you want a fully installed floor or DIY kit, call D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring today. Call us now and we will discuss your needs – free of charge!

Why hardwood floors are perfect for your kitchen?

kitchenTired of how your kitchen looks? Do you feel like it needs some sort of an upgrade?

While a kitchen reno sounds interesting, it can be very costly. If you need to change your kitchen, why not just change its flooring? Updating your kitchen floor can dramatically change the appearance of your kitchen – from one that is plain and boring to a stylish and gorgeous looking kitchen.

Hardwood floors in the kitchen

Hardwood floors are beautiful to look at, and that is enough reason why you should choose it for your kitchen floor – not to mention they are durable too. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years. Despite these reasons, what is the appeal of getting a hardwood floor for your kitchen?

1. Kitchen life has changed.

In the past, kitchens were used solely for cooking but nowadays, things have changed. For many families, the kitchen is the best place to hang out and bond with family members. With this much activity occurring in the kitchen, you’ll want something that looks appealing – especially if you are planning to invite guests over.

2. It’s just due for a change.

Most homeowners decide to change their kitchen flooring just because it is due for a change – they can’t remember the last time they updated their kitchen floor. If you want to keep up with the latest trend, hardwood floors are for you – it will always look upmarket and remain a fashionable flooring option.

3. New kitchen, new floor.

What’s the use of updating the look of your kitchen if you used the same type of flooring that you had before? Live a little! For a new kitchen look, install a new floor – a hardwood floor. Hardwood floors in the kitchen are not something you have seen in the past, so it makes the idea more appealing.

Why hardwood floors are perfect for your kitchen?

Why not? They are gorgeous, classy and look good all the time! For all your flooring needs, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring at 0409 081 679. We can install flooring anywhere inside your home. Phone us today and we can pop in for a free onsite inspection.