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The Different Types of Wood Flooring for Your Home

Posted on the 20 December 2018 by Gfl

When you’re getting your home renovated or picking a flooring option, you can’t go wrong with wood flooring in Melbourne. Additionally, most people love the finish, the durability and the feeling of grounding that using wood brings in a room. Much like the walls, the floor does have a strong impact on the overall look of the room.

Wooden flooring is loved because it gives a house that finishing touch which makes it complete. In fact, if you think about wood flooring right now, the image that will largely come to mind will be sleek wood flooring in the living room, in front of a fireplace that throws its light on the couch while someone reads a book and enjoys a cup of hot cocoa.

Given its close association to a comfortable home, wood flooring is the number one flooring choice for most homes and rooms.

Taking a Closer Look at Wood Flooring in Melbourne

Most people who want to get wood flooring in Melbourne tend to focus a lot on the cost, maintenance and upkeep. However, you should know that any kind of wooden flooring you pick will be more expensive than flooring options made from other materials.

It’s a good idea to focus more on the different options available for wood flooring in Melbourne. The following are the different types of wood flooring that you can pick and choose from in Melbourne:

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1. Solid Wood Flooring

This is the given favorite among the options for wood flooring in Melbourne. The warmth of the material, as well as the finish, all contribute to giving your home a very cosy aura. However, this wooden flooring option is more susceptible to moisture damage. Maintenance and upkeep are necessary since repairs can be expensive and difficult at times, based on non-availability of the particular boards. This type of flooring can also be very expensive so not everyone picks this option.

2. Engineered Wood Flooring

This kind of wood flooring is also rather popular but it doesn’t have the natural finish that hardwood floors have. Despite this fact, it is more flexible in usage and less susceptible to moisture damage. Its hardiness against moisture is due to the fact that it is made with compressed layers of wood with hardwood layer on the top and bottom. The downside here is that it doesn’t contribute much to the value of your home and it can also be less durable than solid wood flooring in Melbourne.

While the species of the tree used plays a role in the overall finish, durability and upkeep of the solid wood flooring, it doesn’t make such a huge impact on the engineered wood flooring. When picking hardwood flooring, the options mentioned above will be the two biggest factors that you have to choose from.

Other Wooden Floor Alternatives in Melbourne

Apart from these two major types of wood flooring, you should also consider some other alternatives to the regular kinds of wood flooring. The following are two of the most interesting types of wood floor alternatives that you can find:

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1. Picking a Wood Floor with a Design

If you’ve always found plain wood flooring, how about opting for parquetry flooring in Melbourne? This kind of flooring contains a geometric pattern cut out and made with wooden pieces. Usually, different color pieces are used which emphasizes the design more.

The designs available for parquetry flooring in Melbourne can differ based on what you are looking for. You can pick and choose from simple mosaic designs or more elaborate chessboard type parquetry flooring in Melbourne. The end result is flooring which is unique, elaborate and one that will be sure to make your room look unique.

2. Going Eco-Friendly with Your Options

If you’re looking for a cheaper, more affordable route for solid wood flooring in Melbourne, you can easily opt for recycled timber flooring in Melbourne. This is a great option since it gives you good quality timber floorboards. The only catch here is that they were previously used in a house, building office or more.

However, these boards are checked for their durability, their health, treated properly and then approved for use. If you’re on a limited budget, these are definitely the best option since they can be more pocket-friendly. Additionally, you could get a great discount on them as more flooring professionals are highlighting this eco-friendly route to interested parties.

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Picking What You Like Best

Both these options can give you a room which is unique and definitely picturesque. Additionally, if you want to have an industrial rugged look, recycled timber can be treated more easily than solid hardwood flooring to mimic this style.

The flexibility that all these options offer can make it very easy and affordable for you to get the perfect wood floor in Melbourne. At the end of the day, you should always pick the option you like best, but do take the time to know the different types of wood floors you can find in Melbourne.


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