When it comes to renovating, there are so many things to consider so we’ve come up with some useful tips that will serve you well when laying new timber floors…..
1.Take off all your skirting boards prior to laying the new floor boards. This way you won’t have an extra layer of unsightly trim running around the perimeter of your rooms. Aesthetically it is a much nicer finish and worth the effort.
2.Take off all the kick boards in your kitchen prior to laying the new floor boards. For the same reason as no.1.
3.Lay your boards in the direction down the longest space in your main living space and follow through for the rest of the house. It gives the illusion of a larger space by elongating it!
4.Ask advice from us at Aria Flooring on which coloured boards to chose based on your colour scheme. Bring in samples if you have any to help with the process. Things like tiles and carpet are great.
5.Chose timber boards to suit your foot traffic as different timbers have different hardness ratings…..we can help you there!
6.Very important to check that your sub floor is level. You don’t want to start laying new timber flooring on an uneven base. Talk to us about this. We can help.
7.Carpet and tile height differences play an important role as to whether you need to increase your subfloor before laying your timber floor or selecting a different thickness of timber floor. Please make sure you speak with us about this before purchasing your timber flooring!
8.Remember that timber flooring is not compliant in wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries.
9.If you chose a Prefinished timber floor you won’t have to move out of your house…..just move around a lot of furniture.
10.By choosing a Solid timber floor expect to move out of your house for at least two days whilst the coatings are drying…pending weather.
11.Try to install your timber floors towards the end of your renovation as otherwise you will need to put flooring protection down over them to keep them in top condition with all the other trades trampling all over them!
Good luck with your renovations and hope that we were of some help to you!