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What to consider when investing in timber flooring

June 1, 2017
What should you consider before investing in timber flooring?

There's a common saying that 'your home is your castle'. It's the place where you spend the majority of your day so it makes sense to be a little cautious when it comes to renovations.

Any major changes that you make to your home can make a huge difference to the ambiance – highlighting the value of doing your homework before signing off on the project. With this in mind, what factors should you think about before investing in timber flooring?

Traffic level

Do you have pets, children or people with disabilities living in your home? If so, you will need to consider this when getting timber flooring. There are many different types and grades of timber flooring, with each offering unique durability characteristics.

For example, pets can easily scratch and dent timber flooring. In this case, you could choose a tougher timber or even one of a darker shade to hide these imperfections.

Style of your home

At Sydney Flooring, we offer customers over 20 local and international timbers.

At Sydney Flooring, we offer customers over 20 local and international timbers. To the untrained eye, all these types may look similar, but trust us, they aren't. From the different grades to the range of patterns and colours, timber flooring can be used to complement your decor or create style in your home.

If you are unsure about which timber type would best suit the environment, be sure to get in touch with our team. As well as showing you what is available, we take a look at your home and help pinpoint which one will add what you're trying to achieve.

Your budget

What's your budget for the next round of renovations? The amount of money that you have available will have a direct impact on the scope of your timber flooring project.

For example, if you want to add this surface to multiple rooms at the same time, you might be able to work out a better deal with your installer than doing one room separately. 

Your future in the home

Are you planning on selling your Sydney home in the future?Are you planning on selling your Sydney home in the future?

The Sydney property market continues to grow, prompting many residents to consider selling up and making the most of the positive market conditions. 

Before a real estate agent puts the 'open home' sign outside your front door, it's common to do a touch of renovating to improve the chances of a sale. As statistics suggest, homes with timber flooring usually sell at a higher price – highlighting the value of investment in this element.

How much sun the room gets

Sydney averages around seven sunshine hours a day and although it's nice to be able to go to beach during the summer, the sun can damage certain types of timber flooring. All our flooring can handle the sun, but some species can fade or change colour more and may gap between boards.

To address this, it pays to scope out your rooms and see how much sunlight it gets. Depending on this result, the team at Sydney Flooring will be able to recommend the right type of timber flooring to ensure this isn't a problem.

How much maintenance you want to perform

Timber flooring is simple to clean and keep looking great.Timber flooring is simple to clean and keep looking great.

This is actually something you don't have to think about. Compared to many other flooring surfaces, timber flooring is extremely easy to maintain.

Once the flooring has been installed, you simply have to give it a vacuum and mop now and again. Any spills are easy to clean up and it's more hygienic than surfaces such as carpet.

If you have any further questions to ask before investing in timber flooring, get in touch with our expert team today. We'll be happy to find the right solution for your home!

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