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Why Choose Timber Flooring For New Homes?

Building your new dream home can be an overall thrilling experience. It is an exciting time to start thinking about interior designs and decorations. It is also the best opportunity to personalise elements to your new home.

With this comes the ability to tailor your flooring to meet your exact taste and style. Flooring is the artistic detail that can enhance the beauty and perfection of your new home. It is important to consider all your options and find the perfect floors for your brand new home!

Different Types Of Flooring

Flooring plays a crucial role in adding functionality and aesthetics to your dream house. But when it comes to choosing the best flooring to suit your style the whole process can be intimidating. While there are many choices in flooring, you need to make some considerations when deciding. These include the style you want to achieve, durability and ease of maintenance.

Polished Concrete

Polished concrete floors are gaining popularity as they are long lasting and can handle any amount of foot traffic and also are resistant to corrosion. Even though they are durable, they are not free from hairline cracks and they can cause a problem with bearing high temperatures in Summer. This is something to consider when building a new home in the Sydney area where temperatures can rise dramatically over Summer.


Tiles are known for their wide range of colours and patterns. They are resistant to stains but are not slip-resistant.  You may also have to buy a few additional tiles at the start to match the shade of existing tiles just in case a tile breaks or cracks.  

Linoleum Floors

Linoleum floors are known for their resilient cushion-like effect. Being made from all-natural ingredients makes them an eco-friendly option. But they are not resistant to scratching and denting.

Carpet flooring

Carpet flooring offers comfort and luxury but also comes with a fair share of cons. They are resistant to sound but not to stains and dust. Carpets can require a high level of maintenance, however, and are difficult to keep in pristine condition over the years.  

Bamboo Timber Flooring

Although bamboo flooring is considered contemporary hardwood flooring, it offers only a limited choice of shades. They are also more susceptible to dents and scratches.

Engineered Timber Flooring

Engineered timber flooring are durable, resistant and are easy to maintain. However, you cannot sand them as often as solid timber floors. If you have a thin solid wood on the top layer, it is more likely to be less durable.

Parquetry Timber Flooring

These decorative floors are incredibly expensive but prefabricated parquet tiles are a great option if you are in savings mode. The good news is you can do sanding and polishing to maintain their superior quality.

Hardwood Timber Flooring

Hardwood timber floors have been the most popular flooring option in the market for many decades. They are easy to install, and it improves the natural beauty of your new home. Timber floors can make your home feel rich and cosy. They feel warm in the winters and keeps you refreshing in the summers.

Benefits of Timber Flooring

  1. Timber floors are easy to maintain.
  2. They are versatile and leaves you spoilt for choice.
  3. They are sturdy and durable.
  4. These are the most suitable floors for sensitive people as they do not attract dust, pollens, and any sort of allergens.
  5. They do not fade and wear out over time.
  6. These floors have the best acoustic properties.
  7. You can refinish them.
  8. Improves the overall aesthetic.

Why Are Timber Floors Ageless?

Timber floors require less maintenance and can be a lifetime investment. Timber floors can remain in their original lustre through professionally sanding and polishing to keep them looking their best.

With the right floor sanding and polishing techniques, you can maintain your floors brand new look for many years. As experts in refinishing, Abacus Flooring’s sanding and polishing consultants will give you the best advice on timber flooring services.