When you want to build that ‘perfect’ deck, nothing can beat the classic timber look. If you think about it, how many decks have you seen? Surely, until now, the lasting impressions are probably still fresh in your mind, especially if those were timber decks you’ve seen? Over the years, alternative materials have come into the market that are meant to mimic timber flooring for decks, to reduce the overall cost of decking, but at the expense of lower quality.
However, although there are alternatives to timber flooring decking, timber is still the best choice, here is why:
1) Aesthetic Value
Considering the composite of other deck flooring materials, although these are designed aesthetically to appear to look exactly like timber, they’re not. And, people who cherish natural timber know it. Basically, there is nothing better than the real thing – natural timber flooring. Timber’s natural texture, colour and feel are next to impossible to recreate, and that is exactly why people are drawn to it because it’s stunning, irrespective of where you install it in the house.
Decking around a home is an investment, which is why it is important to use hardy material like timber, so it will last for many years to come, and hardwood flooring will do just that – last for many, many years. Hardwood is well-known to be extremely strong and durable for decking purposes, and is resistant to wear and tear. And, when sanded and properly sealed, timber flooring for decks can be made to look like new, and kept that way when maintained properly.
3) Wide Choice Selection
There is actually a wide range of choices in terms of wood types, textures, colours and hues. Your local timber expert can help pick just the right type that will not only meet your needs, but that will also fit into your budget.
4) Ease of Maintenance
Timber flooring for decking will eventually become worn with use, that’s normal, but its luster is not lost, permanently, that is because nicks and scratches can be removed easily by professional timber flooring experts. In fact, even if timber flooring becomes seriously worn, wood flooring experts can sand and seal these back to a new state, it’s amazing and one of the main reasons why people choose it as deck flooring.
If you have a timber flooring, and you want to have it restored to look like new again, then MAB Timber Floors can help. The company specialises in sanding and polishing timber floors for domestic and commercial clients, in and around Melbourne.