What is one of the main structures of your Sydney home that you physically use everyday without realising? Yes, your floor takes all the stress and pressure from people walking, kids running and the items that you place on it. As such, every Sydney house needs flooring that is tough, durable, lasts lifetimes and adds value to the property.
While there are many flooring options available, it's safe to say that timber flooring has stood the test of time.
A brief history of timber flooring
Long before we in Sydney were installing timber flooring in our homes, wood was being used by the colonial Americans who built floors with wide, thick planks cut directly from the forest. The lumber was hard, durable and a great insulator.
It wasn't until the 18th and 19th centuries when timber flooring became a fashionable choice, rather than just the predominant material used in flooring. During this time, people began to use stains, varnishes and more geometrics cuts to add another layer to wooden flooring as a concept. You'll notice that many historic buildings in the Sydney area feature wooden flooring of this ilk.
According to the Australian Timber Flooring Association, this type of flooring now represents 25 per cent of the market, with this figure continuing to grow.
Not only is wooden flooring one of most historic surfaces on offer, it is also one of the most beneficial for Sydney homeowners. Take a look below at the just some of the benefits of choosing timber floors.
Wide range of hardwood timber surfaces
One of the common misconceptions with timber flooring is that there is limited choice in the market. However, at Sydney Flooring, our range includes around 20 different Australian and international timbers including:
These options offer many different timber colour variations, grades and sizes. Regardless of the style and design of your home, we can match a timber to your exact requirements. Feel free to reach out to our team for more information on each.
Long lasting over generations
Good quality wooden floors don't just last decades, they are manufactured and designed to last a lifetime. While other floor surfaces such as carpet need to be constantly replaced and updated to styles, wooden flooring can look better as the years progress with some simple love and attention. A Sydney home with hardwood floors will always be on trend as the time passes - increasing the value of your house on the property market.
Easy to clean
If you are looking for a flooring surface that is meant to last a lifeline, you'd expect it to be easy to clean as well. This is exactly what wooden flooring is with the only maintenance being a simple brush, light vacuum or mop now and again.
Have kids that play footy on a Saturday morning or a dog that loves the park? With wooden floors, mud, grass and dirt is easy to clean and certainly not the headache that carpets and other surfaces can be.
Hygienic for your family
Carpets and other fabrics are prone to collecting all forms of allergens such as dust, mites, fleas and dirt - elements that can produce a less than hygienic environment for you and your family. As such, you'll be happy to know that wood flooring is significantly hygienic than the alternatives and, as stated above, is much easier to clean as well.
With the wide range of available timber flooring options, we can be confident to say that there is a timeless appeal with wood in a Sydney home. If you remember the various styles, trends and patterns across linoleum, tiles and carpets over recent years, you'll know that some things just fall out of fashion over time.
Timber floors offer timeless appeal that lasts centuries and never gets tired. The rich colours and textures of wooden flooring offers a certain level of class, prestige and honour - perfect for any budget or Sydney home style.
Want to learn more?
At Sydney Flooring, we want to make your home's interior more natural. Whether your project is big or small, our expert team can install and supply all the hardwood flooring that you need to give your home a new lease on life.
If you have any questions about the types of wooden flooring or what the best option for your home is, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today. We'll be more than happy to help you out!