Flooring is often one of the last things you think about when renovating because it is challenging in nature. When deciding to upgrade your floors, there will be many decision to make to can be the turning point of your dream home. From interior design, colour schemes, types of materials to use throughout the house will all alter the appearance and overall liveability.

When investing in new flooring, as an investor or homeowner should consider the ease of maintaining the floors and their durability. Also, the weather of where the house is situated should be considered as well as the budget to accommodate such things.

However, the ultimate consideration is how well these factors will affect the overall future of the home and the value it adds to the house.

Flooring Choices:


There is nothing better than the feel of beautifully, soft carpet underfoot, which is why it is one of the most popular sources of flooring in Australia market. Everyone should be able to enjoy the luxury of carpet, especially if you have little ones or babies that will be moving about the floor.

Carpet prices differ based on the materials are made of, the quality and texture. Carpet selection needs to be based on your preferences and budget. A soft carpet is more likely to be on the expensive side that a courser feel underfoot. However, despite this, it is still considered as a cost-effective flooring option, particularly compared to wooden floors.

Without a doubt, carpet doesn’t have the same type of appeal that you get with natural floors; however, the comfort and variety of colours make up for this. On the plus side, carpet can be installed within a couple of hours that you can use straight away.

One of the many benefits of installing carpet is that if you need to do some DIY, some of the most modern carpet tiles can be installed by the most inexperienced of carpet layers with their self-adhesive backing. All that is required is for you to stick them down in the way that best suits your interior. This welcomes a whole new level of simplicity, especially when it comes to insurance, as one carpet tile can be pulled up at a time rather than needing to do the whole house.

At Silvertrading Timber flooring, we stock some of the most popular carpets in our Silver water showroom. Godfrey Hirst Eco+ carpets being one of the star ranges are on hot sales, come check out the range yourself.

Laminate Flooring

If you enjoy the look and feel of natural wood or stone, the most popular type of manmade, synthetic flooring is made out of laminate. Each of its three layers has a purpose and is the optimal choice for anyone looking at renewing or updating their floors.

The layers include:

  • A lower layer for resisting moisture and damp;
  • A middle layer that is the inner core so is the thickest and hardest part;
  • The top layer is the imitation of natural materials which gives it an authentic wooden appearance.
  • And, often laminate flooring features a protective layer that protects the design from general wear and tear.

While this type of floor may seem like an expensive option, it is, in fact, a lot cheaper and easier to install than a lot of different floor types because the planks click together. Never laid flooring before? This is perhaps the easiest floor to lay which is why home renovators often make this choice.

Easy instalment shouldn’t be the only reason to choose this flooring type, but the way they resist wear and tear and can stand up to the elements also should be factored in. Also, if for whatever reason you need to replace or repair your flooring, due to the popularity of this laminate, it will always be available. 

We stock a range of popular laminates in our showroom, so pop in and take a look at how realistic and sturdy our designs are.

Wooden Flooring

Natural wooden floors have been popular amongst homeowners for many hundreds of years. They always look great, but their natural beauty and durability don’t come cheaply. Even though they are quite expensive and can be susceptible to moisture if they are exposed, generally wooden floors will stand the test of time and are a valuable asset to the home. 

The only time you really need to worry is if your area is prone to flooding or continual rainfall which can cause warping and damp. Otherwise, hardwood floors usually do quite well in wet weather and will generally last a lifetime before needing repair or replacement.

If you choose any type of natural wood or hardwood flooring, you can feel confident knowing that real wooden floors go unrivalled and you are getting the very best both in quality and hygiene. When sealed correctly, wooden floors are quite desirable because they require little upkeep other than the occasional brush, mop and vacuum.

What more? Natural wooden floors rarely need replacing because they can be refinished to a near-new impeccable look and a small cost.

Hybrid SPC Flooring

There is a new product on the market, and it’s one that will become more popular for homes in the coming years. They will become the choice that you have no regrets of choosing for your floor. Some of the top reasons this is the choice amongst people include:

  • It’s 100% waterproof. When a timber look floor is waterproof, there are many positives. One of the significant advantages is that there is no stress when your children or pets have little accidents because they are easy to clean up.
  • Durability is vital, especially in a family home or busy commercial office. This is on top with all the durable types of flooring, and you won’t have to worry about damaging the floor. It is what peace of mind looks like.
  • It’s easy to clean and maintain without the assistance of special cleaning products or equipment. A regular routine of vacuuming and mopping to keep the floor clean is all that is required for its upkeep. It’s the perfect solution for a busy family.

Choosing the Right Flooring

When making your ultimate choice of flooring, it’s determined by your budget and any requirements you have for specific rooms. Aside from money, you will want to ensure you choose something with the right feel, its longevity and the atmosphere you’re trying to achieve.

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