When you are building your home, you want to make sure you are using the best possible components in every space. When it comes to the material you’re going to be walking across in and between the various rooms in your new home, you should consider the many benefits of investing in timber flooring.
This type of material brings a warm and natural atmosphere to your home, especially when you use locally sourced Australian wood, which is great because of the huge range of natural colours on offer that fit seamlessly with the environment surrounding your property. Australia has a truly unique array of wood homemaking options that make homes constructed with them really stand-out from alternatives found elsewhere around the world.
Maintenance and durability
According to Oz Timber Floor exceptional quality timber flooring provides many worthwhile advantages. It has higher durability than the majority of other types of surface materials and is easier to clean, while retaining a natural look and feel that never gets bothersome or tired with age. A high quality installation can last over a century and is easy to refurbish if and when it shows signs of deterioration during the time you occupy the home. On the other hand, a carpeted surface would need replacement on a much shorter time-frame (10 or maybe 15 years if you are lucky).
Using timber flooring in your home is a very practical choice if you are trying to keep maintenance costs down. They need much less work to clean and maintain than a carpeted surface, and won’t require as many resources (electricity, water) to keep it looking good as new.
Of course, timber flooring is very popular as a surface option in the majority of modern homes as people prefer them to older styles of carpeted homes. The wooden surface acts as a sort of canvas where you can, if you so choose, spruce up the comfort factor by investing in area rugs that provide the same utility of carpets but don’t require nearly as much maintenance.
As mentioned, they also hep communicate a warm and authentic natural vibe in your home which will be noticed and appreciated by guests/prospective buyers (if you choose to sell your house one day). This is a great reason why timber flooring is a worthwhile long-term investment in your home.
The authentic knots and grains found in each piece of wood used to assemble the surface gives it the benefit of being truly unique and like no other surface in any other home. This gives your abode its own character and personality that you really can’t accomplish with another, more uniform option.
Another advantage of timber flooring is that it is also more environmentally friendly when it comes to its production, as less resources are used in manufacturing it. When you source your boards from a sustainable forest that is carefully managed, it means that you won’t have to feel guilty about the wood that is being used and where it came from.
If you are someone who cares a lot about building a sustainable home that has a minimal carbon footprint, then investing in timber flooring is a sensible course of action. This is especially true when you combine it with other home inclusions that will add to the ‘green factor’ of your home.
As you can see, there’s a lot of good reasons to invest in timber flooring for your home, and it’s definitely clear why it’s become more popular as a trend amongst those building new properties. Keep in mind; different types of timber flooring will have their own unique benefits suited to different tastes and environments, so make sure you do your research into them before you make a final purchase decision.
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.