How to Choose the Right Timber Flooring

Are you looking at purchasing a timber floor? Perhaps you have already made your decision. Either way, it’s  a good idea to understand the plethora of choices you will soon have to make before you install your timber floor. For example, you will have to consider the type of wood, the colour,  as well as where the wood has been sourced from. Making the right decisions will ensure that your timber floors will stay looking good for longer.

Not All Timber Flooring is the Same

It sounds obvious, but many homeowners don’t understand just how many types of timber flooring there are. For example, you can choose between:

  • Solid Plank Timber Floors (laid on bearers or joists)
  • Parquetry Designs (a unique blend of warmth and design)
  • Floating Timber Floors (overlaid on existing solid floors)


There are also over 20 varieties of species to choose from including:

  • Brush box
  • Blackbutt
  • Spotted Gum
  • Jarrah
  • Bamboo

Which variety you choose will depend on a number of lifestyle factors so it’s a good idea to speak to your timber floor specialist about which variety will best suit you. There are also environmental factors to consider, and you may wish to investigate sustainable flooring options.

Have You Hired a Timber Flooring Specialist?

Installing Timber Flooring is an investment and should only be trusted to a timber flooring specialist. Many people think installing a timber floor themselves will save money, however, the opposite is usually the case. It is not unusual for us to receive a call from a customer who is halfway through a disastrous DIY job begging for assistance! If you are installing timber flooring in Wollongong, give Guy Linnette Timber Flooring a call. We have been in the industry for over 20 years and provide a wide range of services. Timber floor repairs, timber floor installation, sanding & restoration, as well as staining & polishing are just some of our areas of expertise.