dD Flooring, Hardwood Timber Flooring in Sydney

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Considerations When Choosing Timber Flooring

Naturally, at dD Flooring we specialise in timber flooring and believe it is suitable for every room.  However, often we are asked to discuss the pros and cons of other flooring solutions. Some people have a limited budget and may want to consider other types of floor coverings. Budget.  Generally, timber flooring does cost more than vinyl flooring and most carpet selections. However, for homeowners with a tight budget, there some beautiful timber flooring selections that don’t cost much more than a good carpet. Children and Pets.  Sometimes the fact that there are pets and children in the home causes a homeowner to shy away from timber flooring.  Do you have pets and children?  Today’s hardwood floors and finishes are extremely resilient and beautiful while holding up well to clicking claws and pattering baby shoes. Safety.  Timber flooring finishes are a bit slicker than tile or ceramic floors.  People of all ages can slip and fall on tile, hardwood and even vinyl flooring.  If that is a concern, you may want to choose carpeting. Of course, people can trip up on the carpeting, but it provides a softer landing. Care and Cleaning.  Timber flooring offers the easiest cleaning and care of all products. However, watch out for shoes with bits of gravel embedded in the sole which can scratch up the finish.  Small scratches can be fixed, but larger scratches are there for the life of the wood plank.  For normal cleaning, all you need is a dust mop and an occasional damp wipe.  Vacuums which come with a bare floor setting and hose are great for sucking the dirt and dust out of corners.  A weekly damp mop or vacuum should be sufficient.  We also recommend an occasional damp mop with an approved gentle cleaning product intended for timber flooring. Call 1300 600 740 or visit http://www.ddfloors.com.au/ to schedule an appointment to select beautiful flooring for your home.

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5 Top Questions to Answer When Selecting Timber Flooring

Once the decision to install wood flooring in your home is made, then it’s time to choose the type of timber flooring.  There are 5 questions you need to consider and answer as you proceed through the selection process. They are:
  1. What’s on the market?
  2. How much do I need?
  3. What’s the condition of the surface under the existing floor?
  4. What’s on the label?
  5. What’s on the warranty?
There are several different types of timber flooring available from traditional to exotic.  The most common type of wood used for wood flooring is oak. Oak is a hardwood, which means it provides a surface that is not easily dented or scratched. Oak wears quite well as a hardwood floor. Other woods used less often are cork and teak. To figure how much timber flooring you need to purchase, multiply the length by the width of the room in feet.  This gives you the square feet needed to cover the floor.  Generally, about 25 square feet of wood flooring are found in each carton of wood flooring. You can put timber flooring over concrete or wood subfloor. There are special adhesives for the different types of wood flooring and the type of subfloor. Each carton of timber flooring includes instructions on installation, maintenance and care.  Most consumer complaints are a result of the DIY jobs where the installer did not follow instructions or use proper tools or adhesive materials. When purchasing the timber flooring, be sure to review the warranty and then keep it in a safe place in case you need to make a claim against the product. We offer a tremendous selection of warranted timber flooring products.  We’re happy to take the stress of installation off your shoulders, too. Contact us today at 1300 600 740.

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