What’s the best type of hardwood to use as flooring?

Marri  FloorBoardsIf you’re thinking of installing or replacing your hardwood floor, you might need some help. There’s a variety of hardwood flooring available today and you’ll realise that most of them are beautiful and worthy of your money. Which one should you go for and why?

Choosing the type of hardwood floor that best fits your space can be tough but should be done properly in order to achieve the kind of look and feel you want for your home. Before anything else, you should know that wood flooring comes in three types and not all are hardwood:

  • Solid wood flooring (real hardwood)
  • Engineered wood flooring
  • Acrylic impregnated wood flooring

Don’t get confused! Wood flooring “types” are different from the wood variety that you should choose. When you are looking for the best type of hardwood to use as flooring, you should get familiar with the type of wood varieties where you will base your options.

Hardwood is solid wood, real wood, the way it grew on a tree. Hardwood flooring – real wood has been used in homes for 100’s of years.

Wood varieties to choose from

Luckily, there are many hardwood trees that are grown in Australia on which you can use as flooring. The best thing about local grown trees is that they are accessible and are durable as they are resistant to the harsh Australian climate. Below are the lists of hardwood trees that you can consider:

  • Jarrah
  • Blackbutt
  • Marri
  • Tuart

These hardwoods are great for flooring as they are all durable, gorgeous colours and have lovely patterns which can create a unique and elegant look for your floor.

When choosing the perfect hardwood to use as flooring, consider the type of look you want. For example, light wood maybe more appropriate for a casual setting while dark wood blends itself to more formal surroundings, old style homes or just when you want real class.

Need help with your choices? Contact West Coast Timbers for professional advice. We can make sure you get your home the right type of hardwood. We also offer hardwood that you can’t find anywhere else. We mill our own timber so you can even see the log your flooring is coming from if you like.

Real Wood for Real West Australian Homes

Ring West Coast Timbers for all your flooring needs.

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