The Different Choices of Hardwood Timber Flooring in Sydney

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The Different Choices of Hardwood Timber Flooring in Sydney Photo by William Lee

Hardwood timber flooring have regal look and feel about them. They feel warm and natural under our feet as opposed to cold, hard feel of tiles. That is the reason timber flooring is still so popular in Sydney. True, you might need to look after it a little and cannot go crazy with wet mopping, but don’t you take care of things that are dear to you? Once you have gone through the process of timber flooring installation in your Sydney home, you will want to take care of it as they look so good. However, many people are confused about the type of wood flooring they should choose. There are many options in hardwood timber flooring in Sydney and you should choose the one that suits your needs.

Solid Hardwood Flooring – It is exactly what it says – solid hardwood. The planks of flooring are made up of solid hardwood with thickness varying from 5/16-inch to ¾-inch. Oak, teak and mahogany are some examples of hardwood. However, the latter two have become scarce due to over exploitation. The great thing about solid hardwood timber flooring is that they tend to last for years and is the most coveted form of hardwood. They can be sanded and finished multiple times to recreate the look of the same flooring. How many times it can be sanded depends on the thickness of the wood used. On the downside, solid hardwood is highly sensitive to moisture so it has a tendency to expand, contract and warp. As a result, it cannot be used in highly humid regions or below ground level.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring – This is a newer type of hardwood timber flooring in Sydney. This is still original hardwood but the way the flooring is created is the engineered part. There are many planks of hardwood used to create layers of hardwood. Since each layer has different wood veneers and the grain of each layer runs in different directions, they are a lot less affected by moisture. The layers of hardwood can be of different species or could be of the same species. The topmost layers usually use the highest quality of hardwood timber. This type floor too can be sanded but not as many times as the solid wood flooring. And since it is not so receptive to moisture it can be used above or below ground levels and higher humid areas as well.

Pre-finished and Unfinished Hardwood Flooring – Whenever you avail timber flooring installation in Sydney, you would be faced with the choice of either prefinished flooring or unfinished flooring. While pre-finished is sanded and finished before installation, unfinished hardwood timber flooring is finished after installation. Pre-finished timber flooring is becoming popular in Sydney because it has a very hassle-free approach. There is no dust from sanding, no fumes of finishing and no waiting for the floors to dry. On the other hand, unfinished timber flooring is a better choice if you need a very specific colored finish, or need to match with existing flooring.

There are many choices in hardwood timber flooring in Sydney allowing you to make a decision based on your taste, preferences and budget. Ponder each option carefully before making the final decision as this is a long-term investment and you need to be completely satisfied.

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T-Flooring is a leading provider of quality flooring offering hardwood timber flooring and timber flooring installation in Sydney.

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