Timber flooring adds that distinct cosy atmosphere to the environment in which it is laid. It will last a long, long time With proper care and maintenance. Apart from this, it is more energy efficient as its production uses less energy and generates less green house gases. There is also the health benefit attached to this form of flooring, and strictly enforced laws ensure that the raw material comes from a renewable resource.
Light timber flooring
While timber flooring comes under the definition of wood flooring, it differs from ordinary wood floor tiles in that a “true” timber floor is built with recycled or reclaimed wood boards. In many cases, this wood was originally cut and milled to the side of a barn, house, shed, or another similarly utilitarian structure.
Sometimes known as barn-board flooring, or plank flooring, timber flooring is desirable for the weathered appearance that is the singular aspect of its appeal. Darkened nail holes, saw kerfs, wormholes, a stained patina, slight cracks and even the occasional ancient graffiti all contribute to the aesthetic appeal of a genuine antique wood floor. It is very commonly called planking due to the width of the boards used. Old barn boards are usually 10, 12, or even 28 inches in width. Usually, timber flooring is available at specialty lumberyards.
Darker timber flooring
In addition to this wholly original appearance, which is also conferred by brand new timber flooring, using timber as a floor covering adds warmth to the room, evoking a welcoming atmosphere. For example, a room painted stark white might appear cold and sterile, but the addition of a timber floor covering transforms it into a room that looks bright, modern, yet cosy. Being a natural product, there is also a degree of elasticity available to timber flooring that would not be found with non-porous flooring choices such as cement or ceramic/porcelain/marble floor tiles.
Timber flooring appearance
When sourcing for suppliers, a supplier with an extensive and readily available inventory is a better choice than one who does not, as you would be able to visualise how your floor will look. Opting for a supplier that has an extensive network of outlets will save you on the trips if you are unsure as well. It’s also important to ensure there is after-sales support services, as intricate work will require regular touch ups, and that all floor tiles have pre-finished protective coatings.