Professional & Affordable Hardwood Flooring Installations Melbourne
Hardwood flooring is a very popular choice for flooring for Melbourne homeowners for a number of reasons. Solid timber floors have a thicker surface when compared to engineered and laminate giving them a longer lifespan and less prone to wear. Even after many many years of use solid flooring can be sanded and sealed bringing it back to a brand new finish. It is common for homes in Melbourne that are several decades old to have original solid wood flooring still in use today. We have all heard the stories of people who have removed carpet to find a beautiful timber floor underneath waiting to be sanded and sealed into a stunning new floor.
Hardwood Flooring Types:
There are many different species of hardwood flooring such as the popular Spotted Gum, Blackbutt, Jarrah, Tasmanian Oak and Victorian Ash to name a few. Each one has a different density, strength, grade and moisture content. There is many considerations that need to be taken into account depending on your choice of flooring. For a successful project, ensuring there is floor stability, with minimal impact from the internal and external environment.
Hardwood timber flooring comes raw and will always require sealing after installation. Keep this in mind as once flooring installed and depending on the type of sealer applied it may take up to 4 days before being able to walk on the floor. An alternative is to use pre-finished engineered flooring as it can be walked upon straight after installation.
Installing hardwood timber flooring requires allowance for expansion just like other types of flooring such as engineered or bamboo. For example an 80mm wide board can expand by as much as 0.25mm. Our hardwood flooring professionals can carefully plan your installation, ensuring the right amount of clearance is accounted for and preventing any impact on your home.
For a great way to find out what your new hardwood flooring might cost, simply click here to use our ‘Floor Costing Tool’. It has helped many people to quickly understand the costs. Should you require any further assistance you can call us on 0431 372 502.