Timber flooring trends and finishes: top tips

Timber is famous for its sustainability and beauty when it comes to interior flooring. More and more, timber is being used to express personality and style—of both the homeowner and the home itself. While durable clear finishes are still very popular, interior stylists and enthusiastic D.I.Y.ers are exploring new and exciting ways to turn the floor into a talking point of the modern home. Feast Watson takes us through some popular interior flooring trends.

Black is the new black

Feast Watson Black Japan Floor Finish offers users the most on trend colour, while giving piece of mind with its durability and scuff resistance. It’s a traditional oil based stain, combined with a professional grade clear polyurethane, to enhance and protect timber flooring. 

White on trend

At the other end of the spectrum, Feast Watson Liming White Floor Finish allows users to modernise and brighten any interior area. This water based finish is perfect for any D.I.Y.er, with its quick recoat time and easy water wash up formulation. It can be tinted to dozens of colours including pastels and greys, meaning that this is the perfect product for your interior styling expression. 

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3 is the magic number

All flooring projects require three coats in order to properly protect your floors from usual wear and tear. In the case of Black Japan, if you’re happy with the colour of your floors after two coats, one coat of a compatible clear will be required. From the Feast Watson Range, Floorclear is the perfect companion to your Black Japan Finish. If you’re happy with the colour after one coat, you’ll need two coats of Floorclean. Conversely, if you’re happy with the colour of three coats of Black Japan, no additional top coat is required. For Liming White, the same system applies, however being water based, you’ll have to use a water based clear.

Find the perfect finish for your deck

Discover the full Feast Watson range available at your local Bunnings Warehouse.

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Bedroom D.I.Y. copper and timber bedside table This copper bedside table will add a modern touch of style to your bedroom and it is easy to make.

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Bedroom Cut the clutter with a closet clear out Cut the clutter with these expert storage tips to help you get more from your wardrobe.

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Bedroom How to update window mullions It may not be in your vernacular just yet, but a window mullion is the aluminium that holds your window to its frame! They’re super easy to update, just follow these steps and they’ll look good as new in no time.

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Bedroom D.I.Y. copper jewellery stand Keep your jewellery all in one place with just a few spare plumbing parts and a bit of timber. You can make this stylish copper jewellery stand. Read more at Bunnings.

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Bedroom How to assemble a wardrobe insert unit Learn how to assemble a shelf and drawer unit for a wardrobe. Just follow our step-by-step guide.

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Laundry How to install a laundry cabinet Learn how to measure and fit a laundry cabinet. We’ll show you how to cut holes for pipes and drainage and attach the cabinet to your wall.

Workspace

Study A workspace fit for any room Whether you need a nook to do family admin or a room for running your fledgling business empire, it’s possible to carve out a great workspace in any home.

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Planning & Projects How to create a low-water garden ‘Dry’ or ‘low-water’ gardening is a real art and, when done right, will provide you with an inviting landscape that uses very little water.

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Planning & Projects How to create a green wall using artificial hedge Green walls are all the rage at the moment, but buying and maintaining one can be costly. Why not have a go at creating your own using pieces of artificial hedge – it looks great and will last the distance. Here’s how.

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How To Save Water How to reduce water usage Whether indoor or outdoor, there are lots of ways to be smart about water usage. And there are some simple actions that can make a big difference to your water bill.

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Doors How to install a ring doorbell The Ring video doorbell is a wireless doorbell which allows you to see who is at your front door. Find out how to install the Ring video doorbell yourself.

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Garden Lighting How to install solar lights in your garden Solar lights are a great way to illuminate your pathways and highlight your garden beds at night. Install them yourself with these easy steps.

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Shelving & Storage How to organise your pantry Create an organisational system in your pantry with these handy storage hints. Trust us – its life changing!

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How To Paint How to paint your front door Make an entrance every darn day of the week by painting your front door a bold, enticing colour!

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Walls The best way to hang pictures on a wall Learn the tricks to hanging your wall decor so it looks good – and doesn’t damage the plasterboard. Create an effortless-looking display by taking the time to consider spacing, proportion, frame styles and colour palettes.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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