Timber should be well prepared when purchased and installed for flooring. This includes proper drying, so that the individual planks are straight. But homes are exposed to moisture over time, and because of this wooden flooring can suffer at least some warping. Ideally humidity should be between 35% and 55%. Above this level […]
All timber will contain some moisture. When initially cut the green timber will have a higher moisture content. Over time this moisture partially evaporates, till it balances with the surrounding environment. The moisture content of wood should stay as stable as the environment, usually the surrounding air, irrespective of whether the timber is 10 or […]
Australia is lucky to have many quality hardwoods available. As locals we can buy these at a reasonable price as there is minimal transportation cost. These hardwoods have the advantage of being extremely durable – they will last for decades. Hardness As almost any Australian timber is well above average hardness there is little […]
If you install Wooden or Bamboo floors should choose the colours carefully. The floor is fairly permanent, and the rest of the room décor should be chosen to compliment it. If you have a décor in mind before install the floor then the floor colour should be chose to suit the décor. If the floor […]
If you have spent money on some good quality flooring you probably want to decorate your room accordingly. Even if you have the cheapest flooring option available you can still achieve very respectable results with some good advice and creative thinking. Light wooden floors can be quite contemporary looking. They often go well with […]
Creaking in floors is caused by boards moving when we walk over them. These movements are often slight. Sometime nailing a loose board securely back in place is all that is needed. Else, try putting talcum powder between the cracks. Scratches on wooden floors can usually be repaired with the same oil used to initially […]
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