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Pros and Cons of Timber Flooring

There’s something about timber flooring that appeals to just about everyone. Timber flooring is perfect for when you want to make a statement. Timber floors are ideal to impart a vintage look to your home.

Selecting flooring can be a tricky decision. If you are looking for timber flooring, keep reading. Here’s a list of pros and cons of timber you should consider before you go ahead with it.

Pros of Timber Flooring

Durable - If you have visited a historical monument or a period home, you would have noticed those floors are made from timber. This is because timber flooring is long-lasting. It can last for decades with proper maintenance. Plus it looks stunning and makes your home look classy!

Value for money - Wooden flooring is worth every dollar you shell out for it. It increases the value of your home and it’s an investment you won’t regret!

Variety - Timber flooring comes in a range of colours and prices. The wooden planks have different shades ranging from light to dark. From teak to oak, mahogany to Brazilian Chestnut, you will be spoilt for choices. If you get bored of the flooring, you can get it stained and give the flooring a lift.

Timeless - Timber flooring ages like a fine wine! Over time, laminate or vinyl flooring might need to be replaced or marble flooring might lose its shine. Wooden flooring might have some wear and tear over time. The flooring can be restored by sanding and refinishing.

Low-maintenance - The flooring can be cleaned easily by vacuuming or mopping. They don’t promote the growth of harmful microbe, mould or allergens. Consequently, the indoor air quality is healthy. Any spills or dust can be cleared easily.

Biodegradable - Wood has a negative carbon footprint, it is biodegradable and keeps the carbon contained in itself throughout the entire manufacturing process.

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Cons

Cost - The overall cost, i.e., supply, installation of subflooring and hardwood flooring can be expensive than vinyl or laminate flooring. However, it is durable and it's high-quality makes the price tag reasonable. It will last for decades with some maintenance and will definitely be worth the money you spend.

Termite damage - Wooden flooring is prone to termite attacks. Termite eats wood and destroys the structure from inside out. Regular pest treatments and maintenance is essential to keep the floor in a good condition.

Water - Timber can get damaged if it comes in contact with water or moisture. This makes it an unsuitable option for bathrooms and kitchens wherein there are high risks of spills and excess moisture. Moisture can also make the wood expand and damage the wooden planks.

Noisy - Timber flooring will provide insulation against noise. However, after years of use, the wear and tear, the planks will create a creaking sound as you walk on the floor. This can create a nuisance for people living downstairs.

Scratches - Timber floors can get scratched and damaged in high-traffic areas. If you have kids or pets, you may need to be extra careful. You might have to get it polished to remove the scratches.

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Whether you have shortlisted timber flooring or need something else, Impact Floors can help. Speak to our flooring specialists for recommendations on the best option for your home. Get in contact today on 1300 253 321 or book our online flooring enquiry form.

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