Floorboard Guidance in Australia

Flooring is an important investment in your home. It can be time-consuming to find the perfect flooring for your space and shopping around can be a hassle. The flooring industry in Australia is a booming and competitive market. There are many types of flooring materials to choose from, including carpet, laminate, wood or vinyl. With such a huge range of options available it can be difficult to know what the best type of flooring for your needs is. If you're looking for help deciding which type of flooring might suit your home best then select one of our flooring resources below...

Australia has many different types of hardwood floors that come from Tasmanian Oak, Jarrah, Ironbark or Kauri trees. These beautiful wood grains range from light tan to deep browns with hints of purple in them. There are also many colours available, such as Victorian Ash, Grey Gum, Blackbutt and Australian Red Cedar.

Flooring used to be made from the salvaged timber of old buildings, but now, most flooring is made out of recycled wood or new wood. When wood is recycled it means that the wood has been chopped down and the chips have been pressed together to make a new product. Wooden flooring can be sanded down, making it thinner and more smooth. It is then painted on top of or sealed with a varnish that dissolves into the wood pores, creating an even finish that gives the floor style and beauty. All of these finished products are resistant to water and can be installed in most homes.

Wooden floors have different benefits for homeowners about their hardwood floor solutions. Wooden floors create a warm, comforting atmosphere that has been shown by tests to promote healthy sleep patterns. Wood is also strong against humidity changes, which makes it good for re-sale potential when you decide to move. Wooden flooring has three main types; solid hardwood, engineered and composite. There are many types of solid hardwood, each having its own characteristics depending on the weight, colour and grain pattern.

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Hybrid Flooring Pros and Cons

Here at Specifier you can read all about hybrid flooring, its advantages and disadvantages, installation and prices.


Hardwood Flooring Cost

Hardwood flooring comes in many different types, such as the standard solid hardwood, parquet-style with a smooth finish, and engineered wood with a laminate or bamboo top coat. Read about the different types and the prices


How to Install Skirting Boards on Brick Wall?

The skirting boards, their installation and the cost of skirting boards in Australia. Are skirting boards the best option for your house?


PVC Skirting Boards in Australia

PVC skirting boards, how common are they in Australia, what is the best to use and how to measure the perimeter to install them in your home.


Yellow Tongue Flooring

The explanation of yellow tongue flooring, advantages and disadvantages, and different types of this kind of flooring.


Vinyl Flooring vs Floor Tiles

The difference between vinyl flooring vs tile floors and what is best to choose. Here at Specifier, you can read about the pros and cons of both.


Engineered Flooring vs Floor Tiles

Discover the differences between floor tiles and engineered hardwood flooring to help your decide when is more suitable for your home or business


Laminate Flooring vs Floor Tiles [2021]

We write about laminate flooring vs floor tiles, their advantages and disadvantages, their difference and the installation of both.


Luxury Vinyl Flooring vs Carpet [2021]

Luxury vinyl flooring vs carpet, the pros and cons, the cost of installing them in your house in Australia and what is the better choice.


Engineered vs Vinyl Flooring (Differences & Benefits) [2021]

Engineered vs vinyl flooring, cost in Australia, advantages and disadvantages of both types of flooring and common flooring in Australia.


Underfloor Insulation [2021]

We write about underfloor insulation, its benefits, common use in Australia, and the type of underfloor insulation used for timber floors.


Polished Concrete Floors on Existing Slab [2021]

Polished concrete floors and concrete topping, and the possibility of pouring concrete on existing polished concrete floors and the benefits.


Bamboo Flooring (Ultimate Guide) [2021]

What is bamboo flooring, the types of bamboo flooring, its cost, advantages and disadvantages of bamboo flooring, and its installation.


Screed vs Concrete [2021]

We show you the difference between screed and concrete, their mixture and aggregates and where is better to use it, indoors or outdoors.


Laminate Flooring vs Hardwood Flooring [2021]

The comparison between laminate flooring and hardwood flooring in terms of types, availability, costs and advantages and disadvantages.


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