History of timber flooring :
Right from the beginning of human history, timber is being used as a construction material. First humans used twigs and branches to build a shelter. Then, the twigs and branches were replaced with heavy timbers to give more stability. Slowly people living amidst the woods started dwelling on hardwoods for crafting roofs and floors besides using them as planks, beams and boards. Until the Middle Ages, stone floors were used for ground floors, and wood was used on upper floors. After the 1600s, timber industry became a booming industry with increasing demand for its various construction-related purposes.
Till a certain period of time, oak was commonly used as the main timber due to its widespread availability and low cost and appeal. Later, several species of wood like Mahogany and Teak was being put to use on floors. Today, hardwood timber floors are used almost everywhere to not only increase the value of the property but also to enhance the beauty of the house interiors. Timber flooring in Parramatta is the most popular and is seen in most of the houses in Australia.
- It is durable and can last long periods
- It is completely safe and non-allergenic
- It is environment-friendly
- It provides a strong base and can withstand heavy foot traffic
- It is the sound roof and insect resistant
- It absorbs moisture and expands and contracts based on the humidity levels
- It provides warmth during winters and keeps the room colder during summers
- It gives an earthy appeal to the interiors and makes us connect to nature
- Timber floors are known to create a peaceful and calm environment
How to choose the right timber?
1. Look for the stability of the timber by comparing the dimensional stability of each wood species.
2. Identify the type of flooring you need: Hardwood, Softwood or Engineered
3. Identify the type of finishing you need: Prefinished or Unfinished
4.Analyze which method by which you want to install your timber floor either by nailing or glueing
5. Choose the colour and type of grain markings based on the type of wood
6. Plan your budget before purchasing the flooring. The price of wood varies based on the availability and complexity of the manufacturing process.
7. Analyze the humidity levels in your area before purchasing a particular type of timber.
8. Check for the reputation of the industry which provides the flooring services
Some of the Colours available:
- Blackbutt – blondish to pale brown
- Brush Box – pinkish grey to rich reddish brown
- Blue Gum (Sydney) – dark pink to red-brown
- Forest Reds – red in colour
- Grey Gum – rich red in colour
- Jarrah – dark red
- Mahogany –rich, brown-red colour
- Red Gum – red to reddish brown
- Red Iron Bark – dark red
Types of timber flooring:
- Hardwood – Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, etc.
- Softwood- Pine, Fir, Cedar, etc.
Applications of timber flooring, Parramatta:
- Residential buildings- For home interiors, farmhouses and basements
- Commercial buildings – For offices, restaurants, halls, schools, shops, and galleries