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. 

Dark grey timber floorboards

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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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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