Timber flooring is also known as hardwood flooring, and remains a popular choice for homes all around Australia. Selecting flooring is one of the most important decisions that you can make for your home, not in the least because there are so many great options out there. Plus, because flooring not only plays such a pivotal role in your home’s aesthetic appeal but also in your level of comfort, it is important that you are informed about your choices. That’s why this month’s article focuses on some of the most common misconceptions surrounding timber floors. Keep reading as we bust six timber myths, and then discover where to go when you need help with flooring in Traralgon.

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Myth #1: Timber Floors are Just Too Expensive

It is true that timber flooring can potentially be a greater financial cost upfront than other options such as an entry-level carpet or vinyl flooring. However, it is critical to think about the durability and longevity of the product when making a flooring decision. Taking into consideration the fact that timber is a durable and hard-wearing natural material, timber flooring actually has the potential to last decades. Compared with cheaper alternatives that scratch or stain easily, are susceptible to more wear and tear, and need to be replaced more frequently, timber can actually be more cost-effective in the long term.

Myth #2: Timber Floors are Too Hard to Maintain

Because timber is a natural material, it is easy to assume that there are going to be a lot of complicated steps to its maintenance, plus a lot of necessary tools and products. But this myth is easily busted when you have the correct knowledge about caring for and maintaining your timber floor. In reality, all that is needed to maintain timber flooring is regular upkeep. Simple daily sweeping goes a long way to keeping timber looking its best, as does being vigilant about liquid spills to prevent water damage. Then, you can choose to vacuum your floors around once a week and also consider a routine schedule for mopping.

Myth #3: Timber Floors Aren’t Suitable for High-Traffic or Wet Areas

Another common misconception is that timber flooring cannot be installed in kitchens. Considering that kitchens are one of the most high-traffic and central spaces of our homes, it would indeed be a shame if you couldn’t install timber there. Luckily, we can confirm that it is acceptable to put timber flooring in kitchens and that timber is actually a great choice because of its durability and hardiness. It is very important that you keep on top of any spills that may occur to prevent water damage, but this is true of any room or space in which you have timber flooring. The only space that timber flooring is not the best idea for is bathrooms and laundries as these are true wet areas, best suited to tiles.

Myth #4: Timber Floors Make a Home Cold and Uninviting

While it may seem that timber flooring is a ‘colder’ choice than carpet, for instance, this is another myth that we can easily bust. The truth is that timber flooring actually warms a space, due to its natural qualities and the array of rich hues and tones that this flooring is available in. Additionally, if you do feel that you need extra warmth in your home, you can always bring in rugs, mats, and runners. These add warmth and also texture to a room, and they can also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space because they are available in so many different styles.

Myth #5: All Timber Flooring is Unsustainable

It’s no surprise that the assumption is that all timber used for flooring is automatically unsustainable. However, there are actually sustainable timber flooring options available these days, for instance, hybrid flooring which is more eco-friendly than some other products. You can rest assured that you are selecting sustainable timber flooring by choosing a product that comes from a sustainably managed forest, is made from reclaimed sources, and is finished with low-VOC coatings.

 Do You Need Help Finding Flooring in Traralgon?

When it comes to selecting flooring for your home, it’s important to make the right decision for you and your space. There are so many different options available to you, and it can be hard to decipher the product that is best for you. If you need help with flooring for any room of your home, look no further than Surface Co Premium Flooring. Backed by 18 years of flooring installation experience and 15 years as a leading premium flooring provider, we are here and ready to help with all your flooring needs.

If you are looking for flooring in Traralgon, get in contact with us at 03 9039 5020, or visit our boutique showroom at 305 Princes Highway Traralgon East, VIC, 3844. Alternatively, you can always email us at reception@surfaceco.com.au.