When it comes to timber flooring on the Gold Coast, Totally Flooring is your go-to. We have a wide range of timber flooring products to suit your needs and help you get the look you want in every room of your house.
With a variety of finishes available, you may be having a hard time picking the one that looks best. We’re here to help.
Use these tips to help you choose the best timber flooring finish for your entire house.
Amount of Foot Traffic
One of the biggest things to keep in mind when choosing a timber flooring finish is how much foot traffic the room gets. The glossier and shiner the finish, the more likely it is that you’ll see dings and scuffs, making it a choice that’s not great for rooms you use a lot.
A more matte finish is better for high traffic areas because it’s more forgiving and doesn’t show every blemish because it doesn’t reflect the light as much as shiny floors will.
Ventilation in the Room
Some floor finishes give off a higher amount of fumes than others and are more flammable. If that’s something you want to avoid, it’s best to choose a water-based finish over an oil-based one, especially in rooms that don’t get a lot of ventilation.
If you don’t have a window you can open to ventilate the space, a water-based finish is your best option.
If drying time is a factor, a water-based finish is a good choice. They tend to dry a lot faster than oil-based finishes so that you can get back to using the room more quickly.
If you have time to spare and aren’t worried about how long your finish takes to dry, a mineral-based or oil-based finish is a choice that you may love as well.
The finish you choose for your timber floors can change the colour so this is something important to keep in mind as you make your selection. If you want to switch up the colour, a finish with a light stain works well. That way you can get the colour you want without having to install all new flooring.