When building new or home renovating, the flooring choices are numerous. The Australasian Timber Flooring Association [ATFA] advises that by choosing timber floors, you are choosing a timeless and one-of-a-kind look, because no timber floor is completely the same. Timber floors are a timeless addition to any room and won’t go out of fashion any time soon. Timber is a great addition to any home renovation because not only do timber floors create a level of sophistication, they also help reduce carbon dioxide. Timber flooring sequesters carbon dioxide and boosts air quality through its ability to moderate humidity levels. With Australia’s forest management being one of the best in the world, you can trust that by using timber floors sourced from local forests, your environment-impact will be marginal. Not only do timber floors emit less greenhouse gases, but when they are maintained properly a timber floor of standard 19mm thickness has a service life of approximately 100 years.
There are different types of grades of timber to consider when looking at the overall aesthetic of any area. Timber choices are many with varying features such as: gum veins; past borer activity; knots; checking; gum pockets; and grain feature. All of these can influence the character of the floor and its end product; which is not only part of the beauty, but also the uniqueness of timber.
Expert commentary by ATFA CEO Randy Flierman.
- Image A: Borthwick Floors
- Image B: Coastal Flooring
- Image C: Floormania
- Image D: Adelaide Flooring Company
Australasian Timber Flooring Association
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