Australia is the envy of the world for its access to great-quality, durable and affordable hardwoods. At CCC, we aim to offer our customers a great choice of timber floating floors without sacrificing value or the environment. A floating timber floor is one of the best long-term flooring choices you can make, with good-quality timber flooring lasting a lifetime or longer if well-maintained—without the danger of food stains or tears.
A timber floating floor is fast becoming Australia’s most popular floor covering and it’s easy to see why. Gorgeous to look at, naturally warm and comfortable underfoot and a bonus to any prospective property purchaser, solid wood flooring can outlast your grandchildren, never mind your own generation.
Australian grown and harvested timber is managed sustainably, minimising the long-term environmental impact of this type of flooring. The natural properties of trees such as the spotted gum, red ironbark, Tasmanian oak, Blackbutt and Jarrah make them ideally suited to creating durable floor coverings. These native hardwoods resist staining well, are strong enough for serious engineering projects and look beautiful in the home. Blackbutt is even fire resistant enough to be recommended for use in construction in areas prone to bush fires.
On the downside, solid wood tongue-and-groove flooring, as you would find in a period property, is expensive and time-consuming to install. This natural material can also buckle and separate, particularly in humid environments, and is difficult to install over concrete subfloors.
Many Australian hardwoods owe their properties to slow growth, so although they may be replanted when harvested, it will take decades to create like-for-like replacements. If sustainability is a major concern, CCC offers bamboo flooring, which is one of nature’s most sustainable materials, regrows quickly and is much more water resistant than solid wood.
Engineered Wood And Laminates
Growing in popularity, particularly among DIY enthusiasts, engineered wood floors offer many of the benefits of solid wood flooring, but with a lower price tag and a simple installation method. Most engineered wood and laminate floors are simply clicked together over an underlay, meaning it’s easy to update the appearance of a room in a weekend.
Better still, like solid floors but unlike laminate options, engineered wood floors can be sanded and resealed in the future if the surface becomes damaged. The colour and grain options for engineered wood are also huge, with pale whitewashed effects, on-trend grey tones or completely natural wood tones all available.
Exceptionally resistant to wear and tear, naturally stain resistant and timelessly beautiful, whether you are searching for your home or office, timber flooring meets almost any floor covering needs. Call into our Blackburn or Bayswater store today and see our selection of timber flooring and laminate flooring for yourself.