Australian hardwood timber floors range in colour from pale pinks to rich dark browns depending on the hardwood timber species. Rather than one bland uniform colour, in contrast, they are usually are a multi-colour spread in random patterns. They tend to offer a home a warm inviting feel, especially when sanded and polished to a high standard. Some common hardwoods include Blackbutt, Brushbox, Ironbark, spotted Gum and Tallowwood.
About Polished Hardwood Timber Floors
Polishing your hardwood floors will highlight the multiple colours in your unique floor. Every floor is random, and different in pattern and colour. Timber floor finishes not only protect the raw surface but also enriches the colour. Whether you like your floors glossy, low sheen or matt finish, choosing a level of sheen will impact on the overall look of your home.
Repairing Hardwood Floors
Repairing your hardwood timber floors is as easy as ABC. First, we identify your timber species. Next we remove the damaged floorboards and replace them. Finally a touch of stain helps to match your exact floor colour. Of course this will depend on the age of your floor.
Staining Hardwood Floors
Staining hardwood timber floors may be an option depending on circumstances. Remember that stain will tend to uniform the floor colour overall. As mentioned, this is not as appealing as a multi-coloured look. On the other hand, adding a small amount of stain can be an overall appealing effect. In any event, stain will enrich the existing colour to match your vision.
The Benefits over a Pine Floor
Hardwood timber floors have a benefit over a pine floor. For one thing, they are definitely harder, therefore adding to durability. For example, if you dropped something, a pine floor may indent or more easily. Repairing scratches and indentations will include costs to blend in repairs and uniform the surface. In addition, hardwood floors offer a sense of opulence over a pine floor. A good example is how pine furniture is often stained to look more expensive like hardwood.