Timber flooring has been in use for longer than almost any other type of flooring in the world, and many different cultures from around the world have used it at different times. There is just something about timber flooring that attracts people to it more than synthetic options that are much cheaper but still less popular in today's market. Perhaps it is because timber flooring is great in virtually every season of the year, whether it be spring, summer, autumn or winter. Here are a few reasons why timber flooring is the best adaptor to each new season and how that can benefit you.
Unlike some materials, particularly tiles and cement, that are freezing cold in winter, timber flooring does not have that same chilling effect when you step onto it during the colder months. Its organic make-up is more insulative than most other flooring options, and that doesn't just make it great for winter either. During summer, your timber flooring will help reduce the amount of air conditioning that escapes by acting as a thicker barrier than, say, vinyl or tile. When it comes to passive insulation, there are few flooring options that are better than timber, and none that look as good doing it!
Can Handle Active Summers With Ease
Summertime in Australia is rife with sport on television and, most likely, a lot of activity in your daily life — whether that be in your own sporting league, getting excited about it on television, having friends over to enjoy the warm weather or simply playing around with your kids. Summer is an active time, and you want a flooring material that can keep up with you and not be so delicate that it will need constant repairs throughout its lifetime. Timber flooring can last for decades with minimal maintenance, and when it comes time to refinish it, it is a very quick process that leaves you with a floor that looks brand-new.
Suits Any And All Decor
One great feature about timber is that it seems to be a kind of chameleon of sorts. Whatever type of decor you are going for, whether it be a rustic look or something more modern, timber blends in. You could have minimal furniture and allow the timber to be the centre of attention, or you could have barely any space on your floor at all and have the timber as the backdrop and it still will be just as enticing. There are so many lookbooks and style catalogues out there for timber that it is impossible to box it in like so many other flooring options out there. Whether you are spring cleaning or battening down the hatches for winter, timber floors look great and lasts even better.
Contact a company that sells timber flooring to learn more.