If you are constructing a new home, your flooring would be one of the biggest decisions to make. Although you have the flexibility to experiment with flooring materials in different aspects of the home, it is not advisable to do so with the kitchen due to the heavy usage the floor will be exposed to. As a result, most people will gravitate toward tile as it a tried and tested material.
Wood or timber floors are a beautiful and attractive feature for any home; they are durable and hygienic and work with just about any type of decor. They can also be painted or stained as needed, so you can change up the look of your wood floors over the years, without needing new timber slats installed. However, timber floors do need regular maintenance, including refinishing and having a fresh coat of sealant added to protect the wood from moisture, rot, and insects.
Despite the enormous variety of modern flooring types available these days, hardwood timber floors continue to be a much-loved and enduringly popular option for Australian home-owners. The natural, rich beauty of hardwood adds warmth and timeless beauty to a home and it is one of the most durable flooring types available.
If you're considering having a hardwood timber floor installed in your home, then you may be wondering what timber variety will be the best choice.