Loved for its timeless charm, versatile style and underfoot warmth, timber flooring has long been an Australian favourite. While it is beautiful, timber does require regular maintenance, and isn’t suitable for some styles of home such as apartments, where noise from foot traffic can be a factor. The cost of timber flooring can also be prohibitive. The good news is, there are some great new timber alternatives to consider that can deliver a similar look and feel.
Carpet Court has a huge range of modern hard flooring to suit every budget and lifestyle including timber, laminate, vinyl and an exciting new range of multilayer hybrid planks. So whatever your style of home, you’re bound to find the perfect one to suit your needs. Here, we take a closer look at the options.
The natural grain of bamboo pairs perfectly with rattan and wicker furniture, both of which are timeless furniture trends. Bamboo is extremely durable and resists wear well, thanks to the hardness of the strand-woven construction which is laid in plank format, much like timber or timber veneer. Carpet Court’s Arc Bamboo collection comes in a colour palette ranging from Dark Onyx to Champagne and Pale Ivory in a gloss or matte finish, so whatever your home décor style, bamboo makes a great eco-chic flooring option for traditional and contemporary homes.
Hybrid flooring is just that: a combination of timber’s good looks with the most practical features of laminate and vinyl, so it’s little wonder it has become one of the most popular hard flooring solutions to hit the market this year. Hybrid flooring is highly durable, practical and ideal for every indoor area of the home as it is completely waterproof. It expands and contracts less than traditional vinyl, so it’s perfect for wet rooms like laundries, and can also be used in areas that have extreme sunlight. Available in a wide range of colours to suit any home’s style.
Forget the vinyl flooring of decades gone by. In recent years, vinyl has experienced a reinvention that’s led to a global renaissance, making it the fastest growing flooring category on the market. Available in a huge range of designs and colours, vinyl is more forgiving to walk on, can reduce noise compared to traditional timber flooring and is perfect for a home that has young children and pets. The Modular Living+ collection of timeless timber designs gives any room a contemporary feel that will transform your home with the vibrant colours and textures of natural timber with years of low maintenance, easy care family living.
There is a lot to love about laminate flooring – from an easy click-together installation that doesn’t require glue or nails to the ever-growing range of options available. The new timber-inspired laminates are a triumph of modern manufacturing, with surfaces that often replicate timber perfectly with deep embossing and natural textures. Head into your local Carpet Court store to see the ranges for yourself, and ask for advice from our experienced friendly staff