Big look little cost: wood floors

Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

“Ew, I hate hardwood floors,” said no one. Ever.

There’s something about the wood look that just can’t be beat; it’s sophisticated, hardwearing and versatile, not to mention it looks amazing and complements almost any style. Unlike carpets and tiles, wood is timeless and won’t go out of trend. The only big problem with hardwood? The cost. Fluctuating from $40 up to more than $75 per square metre, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners opt for carpet or tiles instead. Depending on the look you want to achieve, along with your budget, there are a few different options around. If you want to get the look of hardwood without the excessive cost, have a look at these great alternatives, along with some local Muswellbrook flooring experts.

Engineered wood flooring

If you’re after the look without spending a fortune, a more cost-effective flooring option is engineered wood flooring. Still using real wood and not laminate, this option is composed of a genuine piece of timber that is (typically) laid on top of multiple thin piles of wood adhered together. Engineered wood flooring is often more stable than real solid wood, as it is less susceptible to contracting and expanding with changes in temperature.

Laminate wood flooring

This option is a synthetic wood look that is fused together with a lamination process. Laminate wood flooring has all the beauty of natural wood, but is a much cheaper alternative and easier to install and maintain than natural hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is versatile, durable and very easy to clean, making this a preferable option for many home owners! If you’re after beautiful floors that look just as good as wood floors, without all the hassle, laminate wood flooring may be for you.

Bamboo flooring

Bamboo floorboards are created by splitting, flattening, drying and laminating bamboo—which is actually more durable than certain timbers. Not only is bamboo much more eco-friendly and cost-effective than timber hardwood flooring, it is also stylish, functional and easily maintained. Talk about a winning combination!

Ready to pull up that old carpet and renew your beautiful floors? Take a look at these local Muswellbrook floor sanding and polishing specialists.


Already have timber floors? Make sure they’re looking their best with a professional sand and polish by ACFineFloors. From a general clean through to polishing, staining and lightening, the team at ACFineFloors will make your timber look good as new! Whether you need a new floor laid or prefer a specific finish for your current floor, you can count on this team to deliver results. No job is too big or small for this dedicated team. Simply give them a call today to discuss your needs.
Servicing: Newcastle, Central Coast, Hunter Valley Region, Muswellbrook and surrounding areas

Mark Trueman

Are you after a brand new floor, or just need to give your current floors some TLC? Call Mark Trueman for high-quality workmanship at a very competitive price. Mark is your go-to flooring specialist for a range of projects, whether you’re looking to update your floors or want a new one altogether. From sanding and polishing to laying new floors and even constructing a deck, you can count on Mark Trueman from start to finish. Give the team a call today!
Servicing: Muswellbrook NSW


Have you recently updated your floors? What material did you choose? We’d love to know!