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The time has come when you’re ready to do Melbourne’s timber flooring installation or a remodel you’ve always dreamed of for quite some time!

You’re now excited to course through with the planning until you realize how overwhelming it can be when choosing the right timber flooring. It’s not too late to learn all the facts about installing timber wood flooring.

Experts make it easy for you to make your choice among the many that will surely overwhelm you. It’s normal to get overwhelmed by choices because most people aren’t familiar with the options that will look best for their aesthetic. Nonetheless, we try to stay in style and hold up to the use and wear of your entire household.

The truth is, it’s easier than you think. We can check with the latest trends on timber flooring this 2020!

Don’t buy the wrong wood for the area

What could go wrong when you buy the wood that doesn’t fit the needs of your space? 

There are so many ways you can make mistakes on installing timber flooring

Here are some of the ways that could happen if you aren’t careful: 

Cupping

Cupping is when the edges of a board are higher than its centre. It most often appears after the floor has been installed and in some cases, the floor will cup even if it was installed correctly. This can happen due to the moisture that can make the wood expand. The wood is wetter on the bottom of the board than on the top surface. As the wood expands, compression can result as the boards are being crushed together. So the boards deform at the edges, instead. Cupping is caused by any form of moisture imbalance through the wood’s type of thickness. 

Crowning

Crowning is the opposite of cupping. This occurs when a board’s centre is higher than its edges. A common cause is moisture exposure or imbalance. When the floor’s surface area is left to expose to water or within humid conditions, the moisture can saturate the wood flooring and cause crowning. 

Another cause is that the floor has previously gone through cupping, and has been sanded before it returned to its normal state. In this case, the floor should be given time to dry before sanding. 

Buckling

Fortunately not a common occurrence, floor buckling is the most extreme reaction to moisture. If identified a little earlier, a spot repair and replacement may solve this issue. It usually occurs when the wood flooring pulls up from the subfloor. You can see how it would lift several inches in one or more places within your area after it’s been flooded for an extended period. You will need to wait for the floor to dry out for repairs to happen.

Check the humidity and temperature of a room before installation

This prevents the following undesirable occurrences when you do due diligence:

  • Prevent mould growth

The growth of mould not only causes damage, but it is also associated with a variety of health problems. With this, you ought to keep your home’s environment within the EPA’s recommended indoor humidity levels.

  • Improve your sleep conditions: Comfortable sleep conditions are also dependent on the humidity and temperature of the room. It’s important to understand, monitor and maintain ideal conditions throughout your home, especially during the summertime. 

Don’t Limit Yourself When It Comes to Colour

The exciting part about getting wood flooring is choosing the colours! Do note that wood floors can increase your home’s market value, and are high on the ranks of a buyer’s wish list. 

Normally, you can’t go wrong with installing the new hardwood floors until you choose the wrong colours. Those colours need to complement your furnishings, walls, furnishings, shelves, overall architecture and colour scheme. If you randomly choose the wood floor colour you like best without much consideration of a second opinion, you might end up disappointed.

Thinking about staining your existing floors with a colour you’re eyeing on? You’ll want to apply swatches before you commit to one. What can appear as a light neutral stain can end up looking different when installing in your place.

Don’t Overpay

The choice of flooring is one of the most basic, but important decisions a person needs to make when undertaking any remodelling or renovation. While there are plenty of different options, one material a standard: hardwood flooring. You don’t have to spend so much on the material, you just need to be practical. 

You need to know that not all hardwood flooring is created equal. So selecting a product will be tricky when done on your own, considering wide range factors that can have an impact on both aesthetics and structural results. 

Let Kustom Timber guide you through this process. Visit timber flooring installation Melbourne now.  Check out our showroom and take a look at the range of products we have on offer. Let us transform your staircase today!

About author

Drake Hallway is a content marketing professional at Kustom Timber. His writing skills involves with home improvement, insurance, real estate and travel for 6 years now. He has been writing for Kustom Timber in Melbourne and dedicates much of his time with his niches. He is also managing other blog pages whenever have time.
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