Timber floors can be a quite a good investment for your home. In fact, it can have a large impact on its aesthetics. Of course, installing timber floors requires some concentration and hard work. There are some things that you will need to seriously consider, to get the best results.
To make things a bit clearer, let’s discuss some of the things to consider when undertaking this project:
Determine the Size
Do a careful assessment of your floor space and try to see what particular floor boards would serve it best. Will it be the usual 80mm-wide floor boards? Or do you think wider floor boards, such as the 130mm to 180mm will do the trick?
Note: If you have a big room, then you might want to consider using larger boards. However, this might mean having to pay extra. But then again, the decision is all up to you.
Pick the Right Colours
Remember that flooring will eat up a large area of your home. So, you need to make sure that it will coordinate with everything.
Try to look at your surrounding interiors, from your furniture, windows, walls and other aspects. Afterwards, try to see what type of flooring would complement them. Make sure that their colours won’t clash. If you already have a specific style in mind, make sure that the colours would match your design as well.
Choose the Right Timber Grade
Usually, suppliers would offer 3 timber grades, namely: light feature, moderate feature and heavy feature. Light feature timbers are those that are a bit cleaner and make use of less veins and knots, while heavy feature timbers will usually have a more “aged” look.
Yes, you can always go “green” by using recycled timber floors. Flooring taken from old warehouses and piers can be surprisingly sturdy and they’re certainly eco-friendly. If you want to be doubly sure, you can ask your timber supplier for a moisture test, in order to ensure that the recycled floors you’re planning to buy can actually still do the job.
Do you want to know more about how to pick and install the right timber flooring? Get advice from a respected timber supplier in Brisbane by calling (07) 3888 1293.