Hardwood timber flooring is a completely natural flooring material, which makes it best suited for living rooms, dining rooms, and hallways. Because this type of flooring will be effected by its environment, it is best to install wooden floors in open, breathable spaces.
Moisture and extreme temperatures can cause timber flooring to shrink or expand. This makes hardwood timber flooring unsuitable for bathrooms or other rooms that may have moisture issues.
Hardwood flooring will stay as luxurious as the day it is installed; if you diligently clean and protect them from wear. In general, you should prevent situations where the flooring may be scratched or stained.
For cleaning, avoid using wet mops, abrasive products, steel wool, and hard-head vacuum cleaners. Hardwood floors should be swept regularly and a damp mop should be used for a more thorough cleaning every 2 to 4 weeks.
If you are interested in flooring that has been responsibly harvested, you should pay attention to certifications before you purchase your flooring. We recommend visiting ATFA, The Australian Timber Flooring Association, for more information.