Practicality of Using Timber Flooring in Your Kitchen
Timber flooring brings warmth, elegance and practicality around the home. But, what about in the kitchen – a high traffic area, which has a high chance of spillage as well as moisture from cooking? In the past, it was common to find wooden floors in the kitchen and is now back in demand, with timber flooring becoming a popular choice for Australian interior design. There are practical reasons as to why this is the case and becoming the preferred choice compared to tile or vinyl.
A major factor to consider with anything we do in our current climate is sustainability. Timber flooring is an organic material and is usually more environmentally friendly than synthetic materials. It’s also the most ecologically responsible option as it is the only genuinely renewable building material. While this does mean a particular amount of maintenance and care is required to sustain its longevity, the benefits certainly outweigh this drawback.
Timber flooring is robust and resilient, and can last a lifetime when well maintained. With its natural characteristics, timber also ages more gracefully than tile or vinyl. Even if dents and scratches appear over time due to its softness, it can all add to the texture and rustic feel of the much-loved kitchen space. You may even find that these scratches become unnoticeable as they blend in with the hardwood pattern.
Timber Look Flooring
If you are looking for something with less maintenance, you may like to give this alternative a try. Timber look flooring may not be the real thing but one of the main benefits is that it is very hard to tell the difference between the two. Timber look flooring tends to be stronger and more scratch resistant as well as more resilient to moisture.
Often, the kitchen becomes more than just a place to make your next meal. It is a place for entertaining, laughter and bringing the family together, so every aspect of it certainly matters, including your flooring choice. Timber flooring can provide you with the cosy and elegant look you’re after and if you’re considering making the switch, why not visit us at your nearest store? We will be delighted to help.
If you need any help, find the nearest Tile Wizards store and come chat with our staff – they’re always happy to help you make sure that you purchase the right products for your project. You can also browse through our range of timber flooring products in-store.
Tile Wizards stores are located across Australia:
- In QLD – Bokarina, Brendale, Capalaba, Springwood, and Toowoomba
- In SA – Lonsdale, Richmond, and Para Hills West
- In NSW – Coffs Harbour
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