Different Types of Wood Flooring
When choosing what type of flooring to go with, make sure to consider the different benefits that each type has. Solid wood flooring, for example, is a good choice if you want natural-looking floors that can go well with everything; while engineered hardwood would be good for installations that require extra durable floors such as in commercial areas that receive heavy foot traffic. At Floors By Nature, we can help you decide on what flooring to get by explaining the different types of wood flooring available in the market. Our flooring wood flooring specialists are experienced, especially when it comes to choosing types of wood flooring required in each environment.
Entirely made from raw wood but treated with the best features to serve as the best flooring material, solid or natural wood flooring is often used in domestic installations, especially since natural hardwood provides stable footing and projects an ageless quality that can last for generations.
Engineered wood flooring is perfect for commercial installations that require extra durable floors. Made from natural hardwood that’s been mixed with a hardening agent and manufactured into new boards, engineered wood flooring can withstand heavy foot traffic and provide solid footing.
Parquetry flooring can either be made from solid or engineered hardwood. This type of wood flooring is characterised by piecing together multiple boards to create a pattern, thus allowing for design flexibility that can suit any installation. Parquetry can also be refinished and coated after several years.
Bamboo flooring is an eco-friendly building material that is very versatile but durable and can be installed over most subfloors including heating and insulation. Bamboo is also more abundant and less expensive than aged hardwood, therefore perfect for massive domestic and commercial installations.
Some of the best types of wood flooring used in domestic and commercial installations are of the following species:
Blackbutt or Eucalyptus pilularis is a type of Australian timber known for its straight and cylindrical trunk with darkened portions. Blackbutt is also commonly used to produce plywood and other light building materials.
Jarrah or Eucalyptus marginata is another type of timber flooring native to Australia and is most known for its light or deep red to brown hues that give character and creates a striking feature in any installation.
Karri or Eucalyptus diversicolor is native to Western Australia. Its hardwood is characterised by heavy density and high-quality floorboards. Karri floors are mainly red with overtones of pale pink to rich reddish-brown.
Marri or Corymbia calophylla is a specie endemic to the southwest of Australia. Marri floorboards are available in light-coloured timber with distinctive black gum veins that reflect natural-looking timber floors with character.
Spotted Gum or Corymbia maculata is a popular type of wood flooring that’s endemic to eastern Australia. Spotted Gum has one of the highest Janka Ratings that can create durable floors with stable footing.
Brushbox or Lophostemon confertus is native to Australia. Its even textures with tight interlocking or wavy grains create a natural shimmer within the floor. Brushbox is usually available in brown with tinges of red or pink.
Oak flooring is one of the best types of wood used in building due to its natural-looking features, durability, warmth and moisture-resistant capability that allows the wood to either shirk or expand to create stable floors.
Other types of wood flooring used in buildings include Acacia, Ash, Bamboo, Beech, Birch, Blue Gum, Cedar, Cherry, Eucalyptus, Fir, Hickory, Kempas, Mahogany, Maple, Merbau, Narra, Pine, Poplar, Teak, Walnut and many more.
Floors By Natures Installs Different Types of Wood Flooring in Perth
Having been in the flooring industry since 1956, we have seen all types of wood floorings and know which types suit different installations. We source our stocks of wood flooring from trusted manufacturers such as Aspire, Preference Floors, Trex and many more. For wood flooring supply and installation services in Perth, please get in touch with Floors By Nature today!
We have a team of experienced flooring specialists ready to conduct flooring installations throughout Perth’s residential and commercial properties. We have mastered the different flooring installation methods required for each type of wood flooring and always complete each project to the highest standard.
For efficient flooring supply and flooring installation services in Perth, call Floors by Nature n (08) 9331 5004 or send us an online enquiry for questions or to request a flooring quotation. You can also visit our flooring showroom in 2/291 Stock Road O’Connor to see our available stocks of the different types of wood flooring.