20 Feb 2020
A high-quality timber floor will transform your Perth home, adding warmth, practicality, and durability. Some of the most widely used timber floors include:
Jarrah - This highly durable Western Australian hardwood is popular with both our customers and us. Its warm deep red colour looks great and its tough enough to last in even the highest-traffic areas of your home. Hard-wearing, resistance to fading, and with few knots: this wood looks great and will continue to do so for years to come.
Blackbutt - An Australian favourite, the Blackbutt tree produces timber that ranges from golden to pale brown. Its beautifully straight grain and balanced texture make it ideal for flooring use. Blackbutt is also naturally durable and resistant to fire.
Spotted Gum - This attractive and hard-wearing timber is a popular choice because of its fantastic appearance. The timber from Spotted Gum is quite variable in appearance, with colours ranging from pale straw, near white, to deeper browns, and with a wavy grain.
Karri - Karri timber has a rich reddish-brown hue that can also contain small hints of orange, pink and purple. Dense and durable, this is an excellent timber for flooring.
Ironbark - This premium hardwood is, as its name suggests, extremely durable and strong. Ironbark comes in a range of colours from striking greys to deep reds.
Why Timber Floors?
A timber floor is an excellent choice for any home. Unlike carpets, which last just 10-15 years, a timber floor can last a lifetime. We wouldn’t be surprised if some of our floors were still looking great 100 years from now!
That long life is because timber floor is so durable; the Australian hardwoods we recommend are extremely tough and resistant to everyday wear-and-tear. When combined with the right floor finish or polish, your hardwood floor will be extra resilient, waterproof and dirt-proof.
Wooden floors are also practical – an antistatic mop is all you need to get up the majority of dirt and dust. Compare this to a carpet, which actively traps dust and dirt and can become a holding ground for allergens, and it’s easy to see why many Perth homeowners are switching to wooden floors.
And then, of course, there’s the beautiful look of an excellent piece of timber. We believe wooden floors give a homely feel that is unmatched by other floor types – and we’re willing to bet you agree!
Coatings and Finishes
To protect and preserve timber floors premium coatings are suggested. Some of the most widely used coatings and finishes include Bona, Osmo, Loba, Polycure, and Whittle Wax. These finishes add a layer of protection to your flooring and reduce the likelihood of marking or staining.
Partner With Allen Brothers For Your Timber Flooring
We are your Perth-based partner for beautiful Australian hardwood floors. We are experts at installing, sanding, polishing, coating and repairing Australian timber and back up all our work with our 5-year warranty.
Are you interested in upgrading your flooring today? Take advantage of our FREE onsite flooring consultation! Call us today on 0407 983 020 or contact us online to set up a quick appointment.