timber floors

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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Reasons to choose timber flooring?

Marri FloorboardsPlanning on replacing your floor? Great.

There are many flooring options that you can choose from but if you want the best flooring for your home, choose timber flooring. There are many reasons why timber flooring is a wise choice. This includes:

  • Unmatched beauty
  • Stylish
  • Elegance ensured
  • Healthy – great for allergy suffers

The best thing about timber flooring, is it never goes out of style. Its timeless charm can make your home a beauty to behold!

Warmth and style with timber flooring

Isn’t it nice living in a home with a stylish flooring? Your friends will envy you and most of all, your home will look beautiful. Timber floors can transform any room into something elegant and stylish.  Timber flooring provides warmth and a sense of style – something that no other flooring option is able to give.

Gorgeous Solid Wood Floorboards - MarriWhy is this? Timber flooring is great because each piece is unique in terms of its texture and grain, making a truly unique product. The wide range of options for timber flooring also means that there are different colours to choose from, a feature that can be further enhanced by stains and finishes.

If you have decided that timber is the right flooring option for your home, here are some things that you need to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect timber for your home:

  • Colour
  • Grade
  • Hardness
  • Board width

Marri Floorboards - Solid WoodWhy choose timber flooring?

Why choose timber flooring because it is perfect for your home. Transform your home into something beautiful, stylish and with a touch of class, choose timber flooring now.

For your timber flooring needs, contact West Coast Timbers. We have a wide range of different timbers for you to choose from and will even cut it for you! You can choose the exact logs that your new floor will be cut from. Ring us now on 08 9720 2561 and let’s discuss your flooring 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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How to prevent heavy furniture from damaging my floors?

Solid Timber Table by West Coast TimbersUnprotected furniture and chairs scraping across your floors can be the potential reasons for the damages to your flooring. The floors surface can be scratched, damages and stained by dragging furniture if safety measures are not applied. Make sure to look after your flooring to ensure you can enjoy it for a very long time.

Here are 3 easy DIY tips to prevent furniture from damaging your floors:

  1. Clean your floor
  2. Use pads to protect furniture
  3. Prevent furniture traffic

Clean your floor

With proper regular cleaning, your floorings can retain their strength and luster for more years to come. Use a soft cloth to wipe any dirt in the floor surface then vacuum with the soft brush attached, keeping it free of debris all the time.

Inspect floors for spills, stains and scratches to treat them immediately. Never leave your floor wet as this can weaken the boards, reducing its lifespan. Refinish the flooring every four to five years, if needed.

Use pads to protect furniture

An easy way to prevent damage by furniture is too attach pads or felt padding to the bottom of furniture legs. We suggest to use wider pads for heavy furniture such as sofas and tables. Pads come in a variety of sizes, shape and type. Ask your reputable manufacturer for the right padding that will suit your furniture.

Prevent furniture traffic

When moving furniture, make sure to use the right type of furniture pads or chair glides. Thick felt or rubber works well with heavy furniture.

How to prevent heavy furniture from damaging my floors?

Don’t forget to do the 3 tips. Prevention is always better than cure.

Need new solid wood flooring, call West Coast Timbers we have a full range of timbers to suit your needs and budget. Buy from the mill and save.

 

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Tips in choosing the right timber flooring for your home!

Marri Floorboards - Solid WoodHaving the right timber flooring in your home can make a big difference. However, it’s not easy choosing the timber flooring with so many choices. There are various factors to look through to get the right choice. Yes, hardwood flooring is the choice of many homeowners because it is:

  • Durable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Look classic and elegant

Hardwood flooring is also safe for children and pets, because it doesn’t cause allergies, trap dust mines and are really easy to clean.

Choose the right timber flooring

It’s a very challenging task to get the right hardwood flooring with such a huge range and variance in quality and price. Timber flooring makes beautiful flooring and a gorgeous floor will makes your home look stunning.

Here are some tips in choosing the right timber that’s best for your home.

Consider the timber grade and species. Want to make your floor look natural? Go for a local wood like Jarrah. If you want to appear to be more creative, go for a character grade which has unique grain patterns like Marri.

Choose your colour wisely. When choosing colour, make sure it will create a good contrast to your home’s appearance and should blend well. Solid wood colouring ranges from pale yellow, honey right through to rich deep reds that are almost black.

Know the exact number of the required timber. Before you purchase your timber, make sure you know the design or how your flooring is going to be layed and take your floor to get a quote. This will help make sure you are buying the correct amount of timber needed for your flooring, you must have the exact measurements. Always allow for a little over to allow for mistakes and angles in your room.

Correct size of the board. Wooden planks/boards come in different sizes. The type of home and need will dictate on the size board you need. Larger size boards are not available in all types of timber flooring woods.

Choose the right finish. You have a variety of options to choose from – glossy and sophisticated or satin type finish. Choose a finish that will satisfy you.

Follow these tips and you will get the right timber that will fit your home perfectly well.

Looking for the right timber, buy direct from the mill!

Logs, beautiful timber waiting to become beautiful furnitureContact West Coast Timbers for your timber flooring needs. We offer different kinds of timbers – Australian hardwoods such as Jarrah, Blackbutt, Marri and Tuart. We mill our own timber so our prices are affordable, no middle man. Ring us now on 9720 2561, free a free quote.

West Coast Timbers is located in Binningup just north of Bunbury is the fabulous South West of Western Australia. We can also organize your wood to be freighted to you. Call today.

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3 Simple Steps to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Good!

Elegance, class and warmth your lounge timber flooringYou want your beautiful floor to last longer. That is why; you need to take a bit of extra care to keep it that way. Constant exposure to foot traffic and moist can damage your floor and will end up needing repair. Prevention is always better than cure.

Keep your hardwood floor look good

You might be surprised but keeping your hardwood floor looking good can be really easy, a few simple steps – but it is very important to ensure your floor can endure the daily wear and tear. Start here:

  • Take your shoes off
  • Get rid of dirt and grime
  • Occasional deep cleaning

Take your shoes off

Wearing your shoes inside can track in so much dirt and dust that can scratch your hardwood floor. Before you go inside, leave your shoes outside and you can place mats at every entry to lessen tracked in dirt.

Get rid of dirt and grime

Before you wash or clean your floor, remember to vacuum up any loose dirt and dust then mop your floor with a damp mop, finally dry mop your floor to remove any excess moisture. Rubbing dirt into and around your floor is not a good idea and instead of cleaning, you might inflict damage on your floor.

Occasional deep cleaning

Deep clean your floor every once in a while. Do this by mixing ¼ cup of vinegar with a 1 litre of water. Use a clean mop; wring it before you mop your floor. Remember to mop the floor in the direction of the floorboards. When done, dry it with a clean towel and let it air dry.

Keep these simple steps and your hardwood floor will sparkle every time, all the time.

Need to install hardwood floor? For your you wood needs, contact West Coast Timbers. We have a huge range of lovely hardwood for you to choose from. We have our own mill so our prices are quite affordable. Ring us now to discuss your needs with us.

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Timber flooring, real wood in your home!

Elegance, class and warmth your lounge timber flooringYour old flooring has seen better days. Just your luck. That’s another expense you got there, right? Plus, you’ll get more headache if you think about what flooring option should you choose. You need to replace your floors and you have to do that sooner. There are many flooring options – carpets, tiles, vinyl, timbers. What to choose? Choose timber flooring.

Timber flooring is the right fit for you

Don’t be overwhelmed with the flooring options today. They might seem an ideal choice but if you choose timber flooring, you have just done something that your future self will thank you! Why, timber flooring is just extremely, amiably great! It will give you a lifetime of use and it is unlikely that you will ever have to replace it.

Do you want warmth and grace in your home? Nothing surpasses the appeal of a timber floor.

Timber flooring is:

  • Timeless and stylish
  • Smooth underfoot
  • Low maintenance
  • Non allergenic

Your timber floor can be your home’s most striking feature. If you match it with the right décor and a couple of rugs with rich colour can really create a cosy, inviting ambiance to your home. Want to change the look, easy swap out your rugs or roll them up completely in the warmer weather. Timber really is your perfect décor companion.

Timber flooring ideas for you

Timber floorings come in different sizes, colour and grade. You have to choose carefully so you can have the right effect you want for your home.

Colour

When choosing colour, make sure you consider the size and style of your home. Dark floors are sophisticated but they show the dirt and can enclose your space. For a small space, choose lighter colours – to bring a sense of light and roominess.

Sizes

Turn between small or big boards? Choose wider boards. A wider boards just look better on any space!

Grade

Some people prefer very clean grade and that is fine. This depends on your choice but if you’re buying Australian hardwood, expect a higher level feature of grain and that brings out the character of the wood.

Timber flooring is good for you. You’ll never tire of its exceptional beauty!

If you want timber flooring for your home, contact West Coast Timbers. We have floor boards in Jarrah, Marri, Tuart and Black Butt  in 80 x 10mm. We also have Marri in wider boards 120 x 15mm cut to length for you.

Ring West Coast Timbers located just north of Bunbury on 08 9720 2561 to discuss your flooring needs.

 

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