What is Engineered Wood Flooring?

Engineered Wood Floorboard

Have you seen ads for engineered wood flooring, but don’t really know what that is and how it differs from regular wood floors? Read on to learn all about it. Engineered Wood Flooring Engineered wood is made by fusing multiple plies (layers) of wood together under very high pressure and heat. Solid hardwood, however, is…

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Stained Timber Flooring vs Natural Timber Flooring

Natural hardwood floors

There are many different kinds of timber flooring and each looks different. Some timbers have a natural dark appearance and some, like pine, are light. When choosing a timber flooring it may not always be possible to select a natural wood colour to match your design – cost and availability amongst different timbers vary significantly.…

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Sealing Timber Floors

Wood floor sealant

Timber floors are often sealed to help preserve the wood and maintain its natural beauty. Wood has tiny pores that allow water to seep through. When using timber flooring, any water spilt onto the floor can cause the wood to rot if it is absorbed – that’s where the sealant comes in. The usual process…

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Non-Toxic Wood Finish

Wood floor staining

Although hardwood floors have been used for centuries, the way the wood is treated with stains, varnish, polish, and various finishes has changed dramatically over that time. The use of chemicals during the 20th century permeated throughout our lives. Lead in paint, petrol, various chemicals in plastics and even wood floors. The ongoing troubles for…

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How to Reclaim Wood Flooring

Reclaiming a floor

Reclaimed hardwood floors have become increasingly popular in recent years, but what exactly are they and why does it matter? When old houses are demolished, the floors are usually also demolished and sent to a landfill. These floors are often hardwood floorboards that are still in fine condition. They may be covered by carpet, vinyl…

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Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Polished floorboards

Hardwood floors have become a classic look around the world for centuries, and Melbourne is no exception. They are probably the most visible and vulnerable blend of form and function in any house. Over time, they inevitably take a beating; and when that happens homeowners usually decide between refinishing what’s there or covering the floors…

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Timber Flooring Melbourne

timber floor

We install new and restore existing hardwood timber floors all across Melbourne and have the best prices. Timber flooring is becoming increasingly popular throughout Melbourne (and indeed beyond). It has a timeless classic appeal to it like no other flooring; it’s versatile, easier to clean and maintain than carpet, allows for area rugs if desired,…

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Hardwood Flooring Care and Maintenance

Floor care products

Properly maintained, hardwood floors can last many decades and well over 100 years. Proper maintenance is the key for making your wood floors last. If you think that your duty ends once the floors are installed, think again. Here are some of the things that you have to do to prolong the life and preserve…

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We offer a wide variety of hardwood floor styles

Hardwood floors

As a leading Melbourne flooring company, Hartnett Flooring offers a wide array of wood floors. Each type comes with its own advantages and disadvantages and the best way for you to make an informed decision is to know the valuable information about each type. Types of Wood Flooring We Offer Laminate Flooring This features many…

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How to choose the right flooring

Living room with hardwood floor

At Hartnett Flooring, we understand that you have many options for your flooring needs. Some factors that could affect the quality of your floors are given below, but, above all, you need excellent quality and a reputation you can trust at a fair and reasonable price. With so many choices available, it is important that…

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