New Year – New Floors
2021 is here and, just like everyone else, the team here at Back to Timber is looking forward to a new year and a fresh start. If 2020 was anything to go by, we might be staying home a bit this year, so why not install fresh flooring and breathe new life into your home? As they say – a change is as good as a holiday!
There are many different options when it comes to new floors for your house. It’s important to know the benefits of each one so you can decide which one is best suited to your space. Solid timber, vinyl and bamboo flooring are all vastly different flooring options, yet each offer a delightful finish that will add value to your property. To help you understand which one is right for you, we’ve listed some of the benefits of each below.
Solid timber flooring is traditional and high value
Although there are many newer options on the market, there’s something extra special about solid timber flooring. It has undeniable character and warmth that can transform a house into a home. Solid timber flooring is also very versatile, as it comes in a range of colours and styles that will suit any design aesthetic. The timeless appeal of a solid wood floor makes it a popular choice. Be sure to read our article if you want to find out more about solid timber floors and how they differ from engineered timber floors.
A key reason why solid timber flooring is so appealing to homeowners and renovators is because of its potential to add thousands of dollars of value to the house. While the initial outlay may be more than other flooring options, the potential for long-term value is substantial. Solid timber flooring is becoming less common as new builds favour cost-saving options. As a result, solid timber flooring is a feature high in demand across the real estate market in Australia.
Take a look at our wide range of beautiful and durable solid timber flooring options.
Vinyl flooring is affordable and low maintenance
Vinyl flooring is composed of multiple layers of synthetic materials such as fibreglass, PVC vinyl or plasticiser. The fusion of multiple layers means this type of flooring is particularly durable and resilient, which is great in high traffic areas or for those planning to rent out their home. It has a thick core which offers absorbency and comfort underfoot. It can be up to 5mm thick which not only assists with the comfort-factor, but is resistance to water as well. In fact, some vinyl flooring is totally waterproof. This means it’s a great option for laundries, kitchens and bathrooms, where the moisture content in the air is higher and floods or leaks are more common. Vinyl is an excellent choice of flooring for families with small children as it’s easy to maintain and a breeze to clean.
Vinyl flooring comes in sheet vinyl flooring or panel flooring which offers versatility to your design choices. Panel flooring is perfect for those after the appearance of ceramic flooring or wooden slats. Both are very cost-effective options which makes them a popular choice for renovators on a budget. For more information about new vinyl floors and whether they’re right for you, be sure to read this article on the difference between vinyl, laminate and hybrid flooring.
Check out our extensive range of vinyl flooring options here.
Bamboo flooring is natural and eco-friendly
Unlike traditional timber flooring, bamboo comes from grass, not a tree. Bamboo is a very sustainable material, so it’s ideal for homeowners or renovators looking to inject the warmth of timber flooring into their home with as minimal environmental impact as possible. Where trees take up to 50 years from plant to harvest, bamboo takes just five years. Bamboo is also able to regenerate itself from the root, so the plant will not be killed during harvest. To find out more, check out this article about bamboo from our Species Profile Series.
Eco-friendliness is not the only benefit of bamboo. Designing your home around this versatile material is simple. The natural striations will give your flooring a distinctive look, while the various colour options available mean that you’re bound to find the perfect bamboo floor for any decor. From Brushed Bamboo Antique Flooring for cottages and traditional homes to Champagne Bamboo Flooring for modern townhouses and Californian bungalows, the options are endless. Plus, just like a fine wine, bamboo gets better with age. Even after years, it can look as good as the day you installed it… or even better!
Check out all of our bamboo flooring options here.
Transform your property with new floors
No matter the type of flooring you’re looking at installing into the home, Back To Timber has a wide range to choose from. Our team understands how flooring can transform a house into a home. We work closely with our clients to ensure all materials, shades and styles work with the structure and design of your property.
Make 2021 the year you give your floors a makeover!