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Australia’s forests have a huge bearing on the types of flooring that are made available. Australian forests feature plenty of species of trees that are specialized in low-growing, high-quality timber. But what these forests and the species they house don’t contain is the kind of varnish additive that often gets used to make flooring products.

Today it is not uncommon for manufacturers to manufacture timber flooring products which include both solid wood slabs and laminates. A great deal of ingenuity has gone into creating these products.

Heavy timber floor is quite simply a hardwood and laminates of this nature are solid boards or slabs laid in a matrix. But hardwood flooring is available at an economical price. The range of hardwood products is broad and the choices are essentially endless.

As well as solid flooring materials, such as laminates and panels, you also have the option of composite products, a cheaper alternative. These are quite attractive but do not live up to the prices of hardwood or the durability of a laminate.

Most of the thin laminates that have been produced are relatively thick and therefore more suitable for use as flooring. It is worth noting that some of the thin laminates are now able to be laminated, this is a further saving on the cost of flooring products and it has become a common practice.

Slate tiles are a flooring choice that is available at many home improvement retailers and even a number of DIY shops. These slabs of slate can be laid in a matrix or cut to fit. Whether you wish to go down the bespoke route or want to purchase a ready-made piece of slate flooring, it is worth having a look around before committing.

Slate is a very natural-looking material and when inhaled into wood they really add a finishing touch to the room. If you’re lucky enough to have a log room, why not choose slate flooring over wood. Not only is it harder than wood but it is a little less expensive too.

Some people enjoy using area rugs on their floors, although it may be more convenient to simply cover the floor with carpet. However, if you’ve already covered your floors with carpet it may be useful to add a rug, especially if the room has a lot of hardwood. A rug can help to hide stains and improve the appearance of the room.

Area rugs come in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles. When buying an area rug for your home, remember that size is not necessarily size is one of the most important things to look at. It is also important to think about the shape of the area rug, but remember that small area rugs are sometimes more comfortable than large ones.

It is worth thinking about the costs of flooring installation if you want to purchase flooring. Flooring installation can be a major expense, especially if you live in an area with high levels of water resistance, so check out prices before making a purchase.

Wood flooring is always going to be more expensive than other types of flooring. But when you consider the number of years a hardwood floor will last it really is well worth the cost. Another advantage of hardwood is that it can be installed by a skilled craftsman rather than being left to the least experienced tradesman.

Contractors are always capable of repairing damage to your flooring, and they will have the expertise to do so in an affordable price. They’ll also be able to replace it if necessary and to guarantee that the work done is of a good standard.

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