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Baseboards

Baseboards and the Timber Floor Sydney The baseboard covers the corner edge where the floor meets the wall. They are there partly for aesthetic reasons, to hide joint between the wall and floor surfaces. But they are also there to protect the lower wall, which can easily be damaged by shoes or vacuuming. A base […]

Vinyl Floor – For and Against

Vinyl flooring is a fairly economical choice for flooring, yet it lasts fairly well. And if it is properly installed and looked after with some basic precautions it will prove a good flooring choice for many situations, free from issues with expansion and humidity. Stains and Sun Damage Any type of flooring can be stained. […]

Bamboo Myths

Bamboo Flooring Sydney Bamboo is one of the popular modern flooring materials. It has a major advantage of many other modern materials in being quite natural. In fact, bamboo is perhaps the most environmentally friendly flooring material. Bamboo has another advantage in being quite variable. Natural looking bamboo is quite austere and attractive, but it […]

Outdoor Porches

Porch Timber Floor Sydney Outdoor living areas like porches add usable space to your home. And they can be an advantage in many weather conditions. If the porch is covered with a roof then the area is usable in the rain, so you can spend some time outdoors. And it is useable in the summer […]

Natural Timber Natural Environment

It is a mistake to think that the environment will always be compromised if we use trees for building material. It is actually possible to use timber in ways the benefit the environment. And natural materials like timber and bamboo will, even under the worst circumstances, still cause less harm than the mining and processing […]

Laminate

Laminate Timber floor Sydney Laminate floorboards are a good options for many floors. Laminate combines layers of different timbers to produce a final product that is better than the sum of its parts. It has a top layer of fine quality timber for the sake of a pleasing appearance, with several layers of strong timber […]

Hard Rooms That Echo

Rooms with hard floors and walls can sound very lively, especially if the room has no furniture or curtain. Any sound in the room will bounce off the hard surfaces. This can be very aggravating. A sound that bounces off one hard surface (usually a wall) is an echo; it will be a weaker version […]

About using of polyurethane for timber floors

Polyurethane coatings will provide protection for timber floors. This coating can dry to be almost perfectly clear, or be slightly tinted. It will protect against scratching while providing a fair degree of water resistance. There are two general types of polyurethane coating, both of which give a hard glossy coating for wooden floors.  There is […]

Steam Mops

Steam mops appeared around the year 2000. They were marketed as an effective and environmentally safe tool for cleaning floors. Unfortunately, they are not appropriate for all flooring materials. But they are very useful for cleaning some floor surfaces. Part of the appeal of steam mops is their ability to clean mites, mould and bacteria […]

Timber Kitchens

For the past few generations, most homes used vinyl or tiles on the kitchen floor. This was mostly due to the water proof qualities of these materials, though tiles and good vinyl could also look quite stylish. Some more expensive homes used stone flooring because of the improved appearance and the fact that sealed stone […]

Grain and Cut

Timber Floor Sydney Timber can be cut from a tree in several different ways.  The angle that a timber plank is cut relative to the centre of the tree affects the grain pattern. Plain Saw Timber planks can be in parallel from one side of the tree trunk to the other. The grain pattern of […]

Sanding Hardwood

Timber Floor Sydney Hardwood is one of the oldest flooring options. It has remained popular because of its pleasing appearance and because it is extremely long lasting. The appearance varies with both the variety of timber used for the flooring and the colour stain that is applied afterward; there are suitable options for almost any […]

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