These days, timber flooring has become one of the most popular flooring options. You can install timber floors anywhere in your home including in kitchen and bathroom. Timber is environmentally friendly and a good choice for more modern flooring. These floors can be a little expensive and their installed cost per square foot can be close to a good quality ceramic tile floor.
Timber comes from the bark of the cork oak, which is grown in places like Spain and Portugal. And it comes from seven countries including Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Morocco and France. The bark is removed from the cork oak approximately every nineteen years. So this is the timber that is used to manufacture the flooring. But, it is only removed when the tree reaches the age of twenty-five or older. It is a good choice for the environment if you choose timber floors. It is environmentally friendly, soft on the feet, stylish, and cheaper than most other wood floors.
Timber flooring is durable and long lasting, and much less likely to crack or scratch like classic wood floors. If you want a floor that can outlast you, timber flooring is a great option but you have to make sure that it is well maintained. Timber floors can last many years, which makes it great for businesses and places where a lot of people visit.
Timber flooring is one of the most comfortable options for flooring in your home. The air trapped inside the cellular structure of timber provides a natural shock absorbing feel to the floor. There is not as pliability under a wooden floor as there is with a timber floor, so when you take steps every time you set your foot on a timber floor helps absorb the shock of the step. It’s great for applications where you are standing a lot such as in a kitchen providing relief for your feet, back and legs.
In short, timber flooring, personally speaking, will bring many benefits to you once you choose to install in in your home.