Engineered timber gives you a durable, sustainable flooring option and is able to stand up to Australian conditions thanks to its ability to withstand humidity. Here at Kustom Timber, we provide engineered timber flooring in Melbourne and across the country, and we love the stunning aesthetic it gives our customers’ homes. However, there are a few mistakes that people can make when it comes to their wooden flooring – let’s take a closer look so you
can avoid them!
Settling for poor quality floorboards
One of the main mistakes we see people make is when they choose a flooring material based on price rather than quality. Although in some instances you may be able to find engineered flooring at a price that’s too good to be true, this often means just that, and the quality simply isn’t there. Timber flooring is an investment and if you want it to last, you need to choose a high quality product so it’ll last the distance. When choosing your engineered flooring, ask some specific questions around the quality of the product – don’t just focus on price.
Choosing the wrong finish
One of the decisions you’ll need to make is the finish of your flooring, which comes in gloss, satin or matte options. Make sure you take your time when choosing your finish and take a look at real life examples by visiting showrooms – online pictures aren’t enough. For example, you might love the look of a high gloss finish and it’s true that this can look very striking. However, it also shows up dirt and marks much more readily than satin and matte finishes and can wear unevenly.
Not getting professional installation
If you’re investing in beautiful new wooden floors, you might think it’s a good idea to save money by installing them yourself. 99 times out of 100, it’s best to get the professionals in to take care of installation to ensure that the job is done perfectly. Incorrectly installed floors can lead to issues such as cupping and warping, which can ruin the look of your lovely new floorboards.
Failing to maintain correctly
Once your new floorboards are in place, don’t forget to maintain them! Don’t worry, it doesn’t take much work, but the most important thing to remember is that moisture is the enemy of wooden floors. If there are any spills, make sure you wipe it up straight away to avoid moisture damage to the floors. Other than that, all it takes is a quick vacuum and the occasional mop with specialised wood floor cleaner.
At Kustom Timber, we take a holistic approach and source, produce, sell and install our flooring. Made from European oak, our engineered flooring solutions are designed to last for generations and offer timeless appeal to your home. As testament to our focus on sustainability, we use only renewable FSC approved oak trees. We pride ourselves on our end-to-end services and also offer expert installation for the perfect final result.
For engineered oak flooring in Melbourne, speak with the team at Kustom Timber today on (03) 9645 3857.