One of the biggest choices for your home’s interior design will be selecting the right type of flooring to suit your individual style and preference. There are many elements to consider such as budget, lifestyle, room type and location. However, the decision can often come down to what looks best and, in 2016, a range of new technology has made timber floors an affordable and attractive option for any room.
Wooden flooring is a popular choice for new Perth homes, as well as anyone wanting to renovate and replace the existing floor coverings. Timber floors offer a natural and aesthetically pleasing feature to your home, complementing any interior. However, whilst beautiful, traditional hardwood flooring can be an expensive and labour-intensive flooring option. The trend for Perth homes in 2016 will be to get the look, without the high price tag. There are now multiple options available which provide the pleasing aesthetic of timber floors but without blowing the budget.
One of the biggest trends in flooring is prefinished timber floors. Prefinished floors are hardwood floors which are already sanded and sealed and are ready to nail or click into place. There are several benefits of prefinished floors:
Installation: Your new floors can be installed quickly and easily as there is no need for sanding, polishing or sealing.
Tougher finishes: Since the flooring comes already sealed, it can be applied more thickly and be given a uniform coating.
No smell: Prefinished means the coating has already been applied and dried so your house is not filled with fumes from the sealant.
Most significantly, prefinished floors are cheaper than traditional hardwood floors, allowing more Perth homes to take advantages of the beauty of wood. Prefinished floors come in a variety of woods, so you are always able to match your flooring and your home’s style.
The choice for environmentally conscious homeowners and renovators, bamboo is an excellent and affordable choice for many homes. There are many advantages of bamboo flooring:
Eco friendly: Bamboo is a highly renewable resource and natural fibre.
Easy to maintain: The type of flooring is easy to clean with regular sweeping or vacuuming and a damp mop to remove more stubborn dirt.
Water resistant: Not to be confused with waterproof, bamboo is slightly more resistant to water and staining than other woods.
Durable: A very hard wood, bamboo is built to last and is ideal for heavy traffic areas within the home.
Laminated flooring is the trendy option to give your home the appeal of natural wood without the cost or ongoing need for maintenance. Enjoy the beauty of timber floors in a variety of grains and textures, with its many practical advantages:
Get the look: Many laminates resemble the grains and natural textures of wood so closely, you may need to look twice.
Easy installation: Laminate floors are installed as a floating floor, meaning planks are not fastened with nails or glued, but are connected by clicking together.
Stain resistant: Laminate is more resistant to moisture so it is excellent for high traffic areas and rooms such as the kitchen or laundry.
Laminate is also family-friendly, with its hard wearing quality and resistance to fading, scratches and discolouration, making it a stylish yet practical option for a busy Perth family.
What’s Best for Your Home?
Want the look of wooden flooring but not sure where to start? Talk to the Perth team at Floors of Distinction. We can assist you to find the right floor for your home. Call us on (08) 9418 4333 or ask us a question online.