Timber flooring has been picking up in popularity on the Sunshine Coast. At Narangba Timbers, we have been supplying timber flooring to an increasing number of builders and homeowners in the Sunshine Coast every year.
We know that our world class customer service is one of the biggest reasons people are coming down to Narangba from the Sunshine Coast, but there are a lot of other reasons for the popularity of timber floor on the Sunshine Coast as well. Here are some of the reasons timber flooring continues to grow in popularity, not only on the Sunshine Coast, but across Australia.
Why You Will Love Timber Flooring
There are a lot of benefits to timber flooring, but when people are pressed to find an answer for why they chose timber flooring, the first answer is almost always the appearance. Nothing looks quite like a timber floor. Whether it’s in a business or a home, the aesthetics of timber flooring are superior to those of any other surface. If you are going to live in your home for the next 30 years, it is helpful if you love the way it looks. Timber floors can do that for your home.
High quality timber flooring lasts as long as your home does, at least under normal circumstances. All you have to do is install a high quality timber floor one time, take care of it and enjoy it for the rest of your life. Compare carpets, which tend to become drab after five years, to timber floors, which tend to look even better with age if you maintain them correctly.
Timber flooring is also a lot easier to clean than carpets are. Carpets tend to be a haven for dirt, bacteria, fungi, parasites and allergenic substances. Fleas and dust mites also feel quite at home in your carpet. While vacuuming can clean your carpet, it also disperses a lot of noxious substances into your air.
Timber flooring doesn’t offer safe harbour to any of the pests we mentioned above. To clean it, all you have to do is sweep and mop. If you get a spill, all you have to do is wipe it right away and it won’t stain your floor.
If you have pets, you will really notice the difference. Carpets seem to attract and perpetuate animal odours. Timber floors, however, doesn’t attract any odours from animals or anything else. All you have to do is sweep, mop and keep the finish updated and you will have a floor devoid of odours.
Timber flooring is also the best medium for under-floor heating, which is the most efficient and safe way to heat a home.
If you damage a carpet, you usually have to replace the entire carpet. If you damage a timber floor, you can usually repair it by patching or replacing one or two boards.
Carpets and tile tend to go in and out of style, but a simple, well-executed timber floor always remains beautiful, relevant and trendy. Timber has been used for flooring for centuries and remains just as popular today as it was at any time in history. In earlier periods of history, timber floors were seen as something only rich people could afford. Today, however, timber flooring is not only affordable, but the most cost-effective form of flooring one can install, due to its longevity and reasonable initial price.
Timber flooring not only provides you with a great lifestyle, it also helps you sell your home faster and for more money than carpeting or tile does. Some real estate agents estimate that a home with timber flooring can sell twice as fast as one with carpeting or tile.
How to Decide if Timber Flooring is Right for You
Timber flooring will cost you a bit more initially. But once you install it, you are set for as long as you own your home. In addition, your home will sell for more when you put it on the market if you have timber floors. If you can shoulder the initial cost now, timber flooring should always be your first choice.
Call Narangba Timbers today for more information: (07) 3888 1293.