Choosing a Floor for your Home

Choosing a Floor for your Home

Choosing a floor suitable for you home can be somewhat daunting task as today more than at any other time there is a unending list of choices, like solid timber, engineered timber floors, laminates, decorative concrete, tiles and carpets to mention a few.

The key to a finding the right floor for you is to consider a these few essential points, for example:

It must be fit for purpose: meaning it would not make sense to put carpet or timber into a bathroom, as the moisture will probably affect both in a negative way, however decorative concrete or tiles will perform very well. They are both resistant to moisture but be sure to chose one with an anti slip surface.

Cost and value and quality verses time: Quite often I find that customers are willing to substitute the quality of the flooring to save money initially, but this is often a false economy as they end up having to replace it far sooner than they anticipate costing them a lot more than if they have gone with the correct floor in the beginning, also the right floor will add considerable equity to your property and the wrong floor will add nil or in the worst case take away from you equity. For example: A solid timber floor in the correct timber that has been correctly installed and polished will last many lifetimes so there is no need to ever replace it, the most it will need is a recoat after a long period of wear which is reasonably inexpensive. This type of floor will be warm under foot, ascetically pleasing to almost everyone and will not require much maintenance, it is also excellent for people with allergies so for these reasons you can expect that it will add considerable value to your home and would be a good choice for all living areas aswell as bedrooms and hallways.

Location: The location should play a big part in your decision. A floor located on the 15th floor of and apartment building may require a different type of floor a good choice might be an engineered floor it has similar properties to the solid timber floor but comes in set lengths so getting up there wont be a problem, also there is no need to drill into the concrete so your neighbours wont be upset by the noise and probably the biggest benefit is the floor is prefinished and doesn’t need to be sanded and polished so there is no noise or strong fumes.

At Connollys Timber and Flooring have been helping customers find the right solution to there flooring needs for over 20 years and would be delighted to be able to help you with yours. If you would like more information please call 1300 855 031 or visit our web site at

Our main showroom is located at 148 Gaffney St Coburg 3058.