timber flooring Bunbury

How durable is timber flooring?

Gorgeous Solid Wood Floorboards - MarriWant a classic look for your home? For that beauty that will last a lifetime, you can’t walk past the natural beauty of timber flooring.

Here are some reasons to choose timber flooring:

  • Easy to install
  • Versatile
  • Low maintenance

Timber flooring is extremely durable, which makes this type of flooring last for generations when properly taken care of.

Durability of timber flooring

Solid timber flooring isn’t just a beautiful addition that completes the look of your home no matter what style you have, it is much more. Did you know that timber flooring, once installed will last a lifetime? That’s how durable timber flooring is. Even a floor that has been mistreated in the past can be sanded and refinished to give it a second lease of life and many more years of service.

You get what you pay for with and unlike other types of flooring, like vinyl and carpet; you will never have to replace your solid wood floors. Would you rather choose to keep on replacing your floor again and again, which can cost you more or settle with a timber flooring that can last throughout the entire generation of your family? The choice is yours. For practical purposes, timber flooring is a great flooring option, especially for allergy sufferers as dust and dirt doesn’t get trapped in your floor.

Australian hardwood floors

When choosing timber flooring, Australian hardwood floors are a great option. They are known to withstand the harsh climate of the area where they were originally grown. A popular choice for architects and interior designers is the Jarrah when aesthetic and versatility is concerned, Marri for lovely colours and Blackbutt. With the many choices of Australian hardwood floors, you can be sure to find something that will suit your taste.

Timber flooring has been around for hundreds of years, which means one thing – they have withstood the test of time. Plus, combined with the technology today, they become more durable and hard wearing.

Looking for the right timber flooring? West Coast Timbers can help you with that. We process our own timbers at our mill and we have a large collection of timbers like Jarrah, Blackbutt, Marri and so much more. Ring us now to arrange an inspection of our current timbers today. Buy direct from the mill and save.

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What type of hardwood timber can I buy?

Solid wood cabinet with glass doorsHere at West Coast Timbers we sell a range of timber products including wood furniture, flooring, wood cut to order that will suit your exact needs. Having timber in your home will make it totally lovely and to be admired by your friends for many years to come.

We have lots of different types of high quality timbers sourced from private, development or road works sites and recycled timbers. We don’t use state forest timber in our mill.

We sell timber products that will turn your home into a classic comfy palace.

Here is the list of hardwood timbers you can buy:

  1. Wood furniture
  2. Timber flooring
  3. Wood cut to order
  4. Raw edge timber
  5. Burls
  6. Decking timber

Wood furniture

Coffee TableYour search for classic sturdy wood furniture is over. You can request your own design or view or current stocks for custom made furniture pieces. Our handmade furniture will outlast you and live on for many generations.

Our furniture is made from Australian timber, that have had years to grow in lovely fresh air, not full of chemicals perfect for your dining and design.

We specialise in custom designed solid wood furnishings.

Timber flooring

Marri Floorboards - Solid WoodYou don’t need to worry for cold winter breeze with solid wood floors; they are warm in winter and cool in summer. Timber floorings are durable for any weather conditions perfect for your savings. Add a rug or two in winter and you have the prefect floor to snuggle on.

You don’t have to worry about dust mites as wood floors don’t have anywhere for mites to hide and are easily cleaned. If you have asthma or hay fever you can stay healthy throughout the year having non-allergenic timber flooring in your house.

Beautify your home into modern, retro or classic style with our different floor designs.

Wood cut to order

Want a piece of timber for a specific purpose? You can choose from our huge range of select the timbers.We can cut timbers into the exact sizes for your requirements. You don’t have to settle for near enough, let us know the measurements you need.

We sell slabs that are freshly milled and dried, cut to order, ready for your to create your wooden master piece even a lovely new dining table.

Raw edge timber

Split Logs - lovely solid wood for youWe can supply your timbersthat include Burls, Jarrah, Paperbark, Sheoak, Marri, WA Blackbutt, Tuart,Peppermint, and many more. Just ask. These timbers are ideal for quality pieces and durable furniture.

Burls

We can make you sturdy table tops with our various range of burls. Or you can buy unfinished burls to make your own.

Burl Wood Table Top

Burl Wood Table Top

Burls are lovely artistic wood which make them great for your furniture which will be displayed in your cosy living room.

Decking Timber

Extend living areas with a wood decking perfect to your lovely house. Wood decking is wonderful to use as a balcony on your second story. Choose different timber to add style to your verandah, balcony or patio floor.

Deck your garden area and share the fabulous view with friends, perfect to create an outdoor kitchen in your entertaining area.

Where to buy hardwood timber?

West Coast Timbers of course!

Have the best timber to cover your needs. Call West Coast Timbers on 08 9720 2561 to discuss your timber needs and book an appointment to see our timber range.

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When should I seal my deck?

Hardwood_deckingSeal your deck every year. Having your deck sealed annually will help keep its gorgeous look for years to come.

Follow the 5 easy tips to extend the life of your deck,

  1. Sand any rough spots
  2. Sweep clean all dust
  3. When to reapply deck sealer
  4. Apply deck sealer
  5. When should I seal my deck?

Sand any rough spots

Before you start cleaning, make sure to remove the scratches, lumps or bumps on the surface of the board making it smooth ready for sealing. Use a fine sandpaper to sand any splintered floor surface. Check for any damaged or rotten boards to know if needs repair or replacement.

Sweep clean all dust

Sweep the entire deck with a soft broom to clean dust, dirt and any debris above from the boards. You could also use leaf blower for loose dirt or debris that maybe hiding between the boards.

When to reapply deck sealer

When do you need to reapply your deck sealer? Every 12 months is a good rule of thumb but depending on the conditions you may need to do it more often.

To determine whether to seal or not, pour a small amount of water on a deck surface of your deck; if the water beads up in droplets then you don’t need to reapply deck sealer in that area of your deck. If the water soaks into the deck, then you will need to reapply the same type of sealer you have used previously; after the cleaning process.

It is very difficult to change from oil based sealers to water based sealers or vice versa with sanding your deck back to bare wood. The old saying of oil and water don’t mix really is true for deck sealers.

Apply deck sealer

Follow the instructions on the back of the can for your particular type of deck sealer.

Try to prevent people and pets from walking on the deck while it is drying, which depending on the weather may take a day or two.

When should I seal my deck?

Sealing your deck is like applying moisture to your skin, it stops the wood drying out and keeps your deck in great condition for many years to come. You should reapply a sealer to your deck every year to help prevent damage occurring to your deck. Or if the weather conditions have been harsh or the deck has not be sealed for a while you may have to reapply more often.

Need new decking boards or a whole new deck?

West Coast Timbers have a whole range of timbers you can choose from. We have a larger variety of timbers than Bunnings so chances are we will be able to match your existing deck if you need to do a repair.

Call West Coast Timbers on 08 9720 2561 to discuss your timber needs. We are the mill so there is no middle man here, buy direct and save.

 

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How to keep your decking looking good?

Hardwood_deckingYou’ve invested a lot of time and effort into your deck! So, it’s no surprise you want to keep it looking good for as long as you can – to enjoy many years of entertaining. Luckily, it’s fairly simple to maintain a deck and keep it looking beautiful.

Protection is the key

To keep your decking looking its best, it needs to be cleaned regularly. However, if you want your deck to last longer, you need to protect it. Don’t wait for your deck to start deteriorating before you do something about it. Preventative maintenance is a very wise idea. Before a problem arises, prevent it!

It’s extremely important to protect your deck once a year by using a decking cleaner and a decking stain, oil or protector. If it’s looking really old and weathered, you will need to use a decking restorer first before applying the products.

There are 3 types of products that will protect your decking:

  • Decking protector. This makes your deck water proof. Don’t worry, applying a decking protector won’t change the colour of your deck at all because it is translucent in colour;
  • Decking stain. This is available in a variety of colours. This makes your deck weather proof and gives it a semi opaque finish; and
  • Decking oil. It penetrates deep inside the wood replacing its lost natural oils while leaving a subtle colour that enhances the natural beauty of your wood decking.

Each of the above provides different levels of protection. Don’t let your deck look worn out and weary! Keep it looking fresh and new, so you can hold a deck party at the drop of a hat, without worrying about how tired it looks.

How to keep your decking looking good?

Do you need some decking? For all of your timber supplies, contact West Coast Timbers. We supply decking materials in Bunbury and the surrounding areas. Our woods are of the highest quality and we also customise, cutting according to your very own requirements. Ring us today on 08 9720 2561 to discuss your needs with us.

 

 

 

 

 

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Timber floors, perfect for your home!

timber floorYou will love rich colours and the warmth that timber floors bring. Whether you want to have a lovely home or just want to indulge the nature lover inside you, timber flooring is perfect for you. If you are designing a new home or looking for something unique, this is for you.

Timber flooring

It’s a rare chance when beauty and functionality comes together – something that timber flooring offer. Yes, timber flooring is such a beauty to behold. Many home owners choose timber flooring not just because of its longevity but also for its classic appeal. The trend may change but a timber floor continues to stun many people around the world. They aren’t called a classic for nothing!

Versatility at its best

Timber flooring is beautiful, but there’s more to it – they are also a versatile type of flooring which means that they can fit perfectly into any kind of home you have. Modern, traditional, cottage or a mix of these, name it all you want, timber flooring can bring out your home’s beauty effortlessly.

The love for timber flooring

There are just so many reasons to love timber flooring for your home. Apart from its beauty and versatility, timber flooring is also:

  • Durable
  • Cost effective
  • Environment friendly

Timber flooring is a great investment and can last a life time. If your flooring loses its vibrancy and shine many years down the track, you can have it resanded and refinished. With all these reasons, what’s not to love about timber flooring? Go order yours today and you’ll thank yourself in the future.

For your timber flooring, contact West Coast Timbers for your free quote. We offer timber flooring made from locally grown Australian hardwood. We also mill our own – so you can save from us. Ring us now and let’s discuss your needs.

At West Coast Timbers, we cut to measure so you can have custom sizes to suit your needs not just what fits in the rack. What are you waiting, call West Coast Timbers to discuss your needs.

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How to protect your timber floors during spring

Wooden Flooring in your hallwayYour timber floor is tough, durable and yes, beautiful. As spring becomes summer your floor might need a bit of TLC.

When the weather is cold in winter your floor is often exposed to heavy amount of traffic, because people just want to stay indoors. As the weather warms up you might notice your floor is having a few issues. It’s important that you take good care of your floor all year.

There are many factors that cause your floors to get damage.

  • Exposure to moisture from spills or excess mopping
  • Scrapes and scratches from shoes
  • Direct sun exposure

Prevention is the best cure, wipe up spills immediately they occur or you notice them, especially if you are having a party. Always dry mop after you do any wet mopping and keep your floor by regularly sweeping before mopping.

Tips on how to protect your hardwood floor!

  1. Keep a consistent temperature. Constant temperature changes can cause wood planks to separate. If you’re using air conditioner, avoid turning your cold up straight away, let it gradually come up to temperature to protect your floor against separation and gapping.
  2. Clean your floors. Sweep, vacuum and mop your floors. Do not let the dirt piled up!
  3. Lay floor mats. Laying floor mats reduces the amount of traffic to your floor and decreases the amount of dirt coming in contact with your floor too.
  4. Take off your shoes. Before entering your home, ask everyone to remove their shoes. Shoes are one of the most common tools for tracking in outside dirt.
  5. Prevent direct sunlight hitting your floors especially in summer. Draw your curtains and keep the heat out. Once the sun has moved on then you can reopen your curtains. This will also prevent uneven fading of your flooring.

Follow these tips and you will be able to enjoy your beautiful floors for many, manySprings to come.

Looking for new timber for your floor, contact West Coast Timbers for your needs. We have access to many Australian hardwoods you can’t find elsewhere – we mill our own timbers too. Ring West Coast Timbers for a free quote.

 

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