Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Fabulous Floating Floors

A rich, timber floor adds an element of warmth and depth to a room. Perfectly suited in both older style homes homes and contemporary homes, the richness and uniquesness of individual timbers add wonderful character.

Once upon a time the only option for timber flooring solid tongue and groove, an expensive option. These days however, there's a number of more economical options that can achieve the same look and feel.

Floating timber floors are the most common option. These are designed with a click in system, similar to the old tongue and groove, and are laid straight on a slab or sub floor with layer of flooring underlay.

Engineered timber flooring has the look of a solid timber floor, without the premium price tag. Made with a plywood core, the top is usually a solid hardwood layer finished with multi layer coating. The result is a hardwearing floor that is easy install.

A more budget option is laminate flooring. Hardwearing and practical for high traffic areas, they are designed to replicate the appearance of hardwood and are easy to install and maintain.

Believe it or not, there are vinyl "planks" available these days that can replicate the look of timber floors. They're not the lino of old, vinyl planks come in a multitude of timber looks and are just as hardwearing as laminate and engineered floors.

There are some wonderful timber options when it comes to floating floors. From the clean lightness of Tassie Oak to the red hues of Jarrah and the dark richness of mahogany, there is a timber and floating floor style to suit every home and budget.

If you are considering a floating floor for your home, speak to one of the designers at Windemere Interiors for inspiration or professional advice.


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