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Do’s and Don’ts for Timber Flooring

Timber flooring is a great option for most homes. We have been providing timber flooring materials to our customers for three generations now. We would like to provide you with some do’s and don’ts to help make your timber flooring project go more smoothly and give you a timber floor that lasts a lifetime.

Timber Flooring Do’s

Be sure to choose a species of hardwood that will stand up to the amount and type of foot traffic you expect in your home. We have plenty of great species that are appropriate for just about anywhere, so it should be fairly easy.

If you don’t have any experience installing hardwood floors, have a professional do it. It will be a lot less hassle and a lot greater results. When purchasing unfinished hardwood, make sure you follow all manufacturer’s recommendations in regards to stains, sealers and finishes.

It is important to make sure you have an appropriate moisture barrier between your timber flooring and your subfloor. Since hardwood is a natural material, remember that there will be variations in colour from board to board. To keep your finished floor free of dust and dirt, use vacuums and dry mops. If any organic material is spilled on your floor, address it immediately.

Timber Flooring Don’ts

Don’t install timber flooring in any place where there is going to be an inordinate amount of moisture. This especially means bathrooms or any part of the home below ground. If your home isn’t maintained for temperature and humidity all year, don’t install timber flooring.

Don’t use harsh detergents or wax based cleaners on your timber floor. They will dull the finish of your floor. Don’t use any abrasive material, such as steel wool, to clean your timber floor. Don’t use too much water as it will “flood” the floor and cause damage.

Don’t walk on the floor with spikes or high heels. Don’t leave damp rugs on the surface of your hardwood floor.

To learn more, call Narangba Timbers today on 1300 477 024.