Timber Flooring, vinyl flooring, carpet flooring and tile flooring are the most popular flooring materials used in home renovations. Material such as floating timber flooring, polished concrete and laminate flooring are growing in popularity and bamboo flooring is also available. Flooring ideas for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra and Hobart.

Flooring materials come in a range of products including:

TIMBER FLOORING
Baltic Pine flooring was very popular in older houses, however hardwood flooring is now the most widely used timber for flooring. Timbers include : Black Butt, Blackwood, Grey Box, Grey Gum,
Jarrah, Red Gum, Tasmanian Oak and Victorian Ash.

Polished timber floors add a feeling of natural beauty and warmth, combined with rugs a timeless beauty can easily be created.

SUMMARY:
Durable and spill resistant, can be resurfaced.
ComfortTimber floors are low allergenic compared to carpets.

Need to be re-polished every 4-5 years.

FLOATING TIMBER FLOORS
Floating timber floors come in two types, real timber and laminates. Real timber can be sanded back, laminates can not. Laminated timber is usually pre-coated with a long lasting polyurethane to provide durability. Floating timber floors are installed using an underlay and can help provide sound deadening. Floating timber floors may be installed as a DIY project.

CARPET
Carpet is a traditional flooring material with wall to wall carpet being the most popular. Carpet creates a warmth that other flooring material do not.

POLISHED CONCRETE
Polished concrete flooring is a relatively new addition to flooring options. Polished concrete can work well in modern designs.

VINYL
Vinyl flooring is suitable for many wet areas and is economical.

SUMMARY:
Low cost, easy to install, excellent for wet areas

Can suffer from scratches and wear.

CERAMIC TILES
Tiles floors have long been popular in wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.

SUMMARY:
Hard wearing if the right tile is selected, easily cleaned.

Floor needs to be level and stable. In kitchens they can be uncomfortable if you stand for long periods.