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Combining Timber Flooring with Carpeting: Pros and Cons That You Should Consider

There comes a time while renovating a home when the decision about flooring, needs to be made. There is one tricky question most property owners have, and that is to figure out when one flooring type starts and one ends? Some flooring is used in multiple rooms and flows seamlessly from one room to the next. However, some rooms require different types of flooring material to achieve the desired design theme.

Two of the most common types of flooring material, timber flooring and carpet, often ‘run’ into each other between rooms, such as the kitchen and living room. If done right, combining timber flooring and carpet can complement each other in an appealing way that makes its comfortable to go from one room to another.

When there is a drastic, noticeable, or awkward difference between these two flooring types, it becomes painfully obvious at the point where these meet, such as a doorway between the hallway and a bedroom, or between two open rooms like the living room and dining room.

Pros and Cons of Combining Timber Flooring with Carpeting

Both carpet and timber flooring have their own pros and cons, and these should be considered before making the decision to ever combine them as a transition between rooms.

Carpet – it is comfortable, soft, comes in various heights, and is available in various colours, and it helps to keep rooms warm. However, carpets do get dirty, and frequent vacuuming and cleaning these can be expensive to upkeep, especially when steam cleaning is required.

Timber flooring – adds value to any home, it is aesthetically appealing and matches with nearly limitless design ideas. Also, when timber flooring becomes worn, it can be sanded, sealed and polished to look as good as new. Timber floors are durable, and easy to maintain, all that is needed is simple sweeping and mopping, and only resealing when necessary. The only real downside to timber floors is the cost when compared to most carpets.

Pros and Cons of Combining Carpet and Timber Flooring

The only time timber flooring and carpeting conflict with each other is when long or shaggy carpet is used and awkwardly towers above timber flooring. This draws undesired attention to where these two flooring material join. Ultimately, a smooth or comfortable combination of timber flooring and carpet which does not draw too much attention should have the same height and near the same colour shades.

Combining wood flooring and carpet is nothing new, it can be aesthetically appealing if done ‘right’, and both flooring types are in good condition and clean. It’s much easier to find a carpet cleaning company than it is to find timber flooring restorers, but thankfully, there is a name you can trust if you want to have your timber floor look like new again – MAB Timber Floors.

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Emergency Tips to Protect Your Timber Floor from Water Damage

A timber floor is one of the most prized possessions for any homeowner. The natural beauty and appearance of timber flooring is unique among all flooring materials, and it is becoming increasingly popular, for all the right reasons. It’s durable, authentic, good-looking, and it is easy to maintain.

However, water is probably the only substance that can create troubles for hardwood flooring. So, knowing what to do in an emergency to protect your timber floor from accidental water damage is important. Here are some tips to help do that.

1. Remove Water Immediately

No matter how much water has been spilled, the first step is to remove it as soon as possible, don’t let it sit for long. Although timber floors are installed with a top layer sealing when installed, if the floor hasn’t been maintained and resealed in a while, water can seep into and under the wood and cause damage. If no mop is available, use clothe such as towels to remove the water.

2. Ventilation

Open all the windows in the room and other areas of your home to create airflow, or increase the air temperature to help evaporate any remaining moisture quickly. Turning fans on also helps to ventilate the area, and then use a dehumidifier after all water has evaporated.

3. Contact a Timber Flooring Expert

Even though water has been removed, it is a wise choice to contact timber flooring experts to inspect your floor, to make sure no moisture is trapped underneath it. Moisture trapped under timber flooring can cause mildew and mold to flourish, and can cause flooring to warp.

Other Helpful Tips to Protect Timber Flooring from Water Damage

It can be disheartening to witness water damage on your precious timber floor, but right decisions taken at the right time can save it and a lot of money in repairs. It is important to always act quickly in case of flooding or when water spills on your timber floor. Also, always wear gloves when removing water off wet flooring as moisture breeds bacteria and mold that can cause ski infection and sickness.

If you not sure who to call to inspect your timber floor, not to worry, MAB Timber Floors can help you in an emergency to protect your flooring. Other services include repairs, sealing, sanding and maintenance of hardwood timber flooring, Parquet floors, and cork flooring.

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