timber floor construction

Floor Talk – part 1 – why choose timber?

Over time we are going to give you information on topics of interest related to timber floors. Topics such as; timber varieties, hardness, coatings and finish, staining, and timber floor construction, to name a few. Let us know if there is a topic you would like us to cover.

The question “do I go for carpet, tiles, vinyl, or timber?” is often asked.  So why choose timber?  More often than not it is a personal choice based on the impressive looks of timber.  But for those who need more reasons for choosing timber read on.

  • Timber Flooring is sometimes considered as the expensive option to other floor finishes but after considering the many benefits and lasting qualities of timber this is not the case over time.
  • Timber floors are more hygienic than carpets. Nearly 100,000 dust mites can live in one square meter of carpet with allergens adversely affecting asthmatics and other allergy sufferers. Carpets also trap unpleasant odors from animals and spilt food besides being unhygienic.