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In ancient times, floors weren’t anything close to what we know them to be today. They were just a patch of tamped down dirt that was sometimes strewn with unworked materials, such as hay and straw for people to walk on. While traditional dirt floors are still used in some parts of the world, there is a huge selection of flooring options available today. And, we understand that choosing the right flooring type for your home or other building can be confusing. That’s why we created this website. Although we’re not flooring specialists, we can provide you with some useful information about the different types of flooring. This information can guide you through the flooring selection process but also help you identify the right flooring contractor for your needs. Welcome aboard!



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Advantages of Spreading Hardwood Flooring Around Your Home

by Ella Lawrence

If you're looking for a flooring option for your home, why not consider classic hardwood? While much cheap vinyl and laminate alternatives attempt to imitate its classic look, they can't capture real timber's warmth and authenticity. Thus, you might be better off going to the source. Several advantages of hardwood flooring follow below.

Suits Diverse Decors

Hardwood flooring suits many types of decors, including bohemian, traditional, industrial, and contemporary. Different species, such as Jarrah, Blackbutt, and Myrtle Beech offer a range of colours, from pale blonde to deep blackish-brown. You can also stain floorboards to alter their hue. For a Scandi kitchen decor, spread pale planks, or to create a formal rich look in a dining room, spread deep glossy brown floorboards.

Offers Different Plank Widths and Patterns

You can also vary the patterns you create with the floorboards. Lay them in straight lines, or else angles to form a herringbone design. The flooring can affect how large or small a room appears. For example, vertically laid planks create a spacious effect. To widen a narrow room, lay the planks horizontally instead. During your timber floor installation, you could lay pale-coloured planks that reflect light around the room, making it appear larger.

Easy to Clean

Hardwood flooring is easy to clean with a vacuum and damp or microfibre mop. Unlike carpet that harbours spills that can form mildew, hardwood provides an even surface, making it easy to spot and clean up scattered food or drink. You can also sand hardwood planks to remove any dents or stains. 

Works with Rugs

A major benefit of timber flooring is that you can jazz it up with diverse rugs, which you can easily lift and replace. The wood provides an ideal neutral background canvas for a bright or muted rug, plain or patterned. In this way, you can redesign the room around the flooring, even changing the colour scheme. After all, anyone can throw down a rug, and no professionals are required — thus, you can change your flooring instantly. Conversely, once you lay coloured tiles or carpet, you're stuck with their colour and pattern until you opt to rip up the floor and start again. Using rugs, you can create soft flooring on which children and pets can play.

Thus, hardwood is an excellent flooring option for homes. It suits diverse decors, both casual and formal, offering different wood tones and plank shapes and patterns. It's easily cleaned, and you can accessorise timber with rugs, providing you with endless design opportunities.

For more information about timber floor installation, contact a local contractor.