Bonnie’s flooring before and after

Supported by Flooring Xtra

Another reno job we just ticked off the ‘to do’ list at Bonnie’s house is her flooring.

We ripped up the original 70s style lino in the kitchen and brown carpet in the living areas and hallway to make way for new engineered Blackbutt timber from Flooring Xtra throughout.

By using the same flooring throughout, her home now feels larger as there isn’t the visual break between her kitchen and living spaces. And the timber has definitely lifted her interior, making it feel more contemporary and luxe while also adding warmth.

Here’s Bonnie’s flooring before and after!

Flooring before

Old carpet
Bonnie’s flooring before… pretty brown right?!
Flooring before
Flooring before

Flooring after

Flooring from entry
New flooring creates an inviting first impression
Living room flooring
Flooring after
Dining flooring
Kitchen flooring is seamless with rest of open plan living space

Talk about a transformation, right?!

We considered a lot of timber and timber-look solutions before settling on the engineered Blackbutt you see here, and you can find our tips to select the right timber flooring for your home here.

If you love the real timber finish of this flooring, without the solid timber price tag, you can check out more of Flooring Xtra’s timber range here.

Big thanks to the team at Nu-Lay Flooring Xtra in Canberra for doing such a fab job installing this flooring. We couldn’t be happier!

What do you think of Bonnie’s new flooring?

‘After’ photography credit: Thorson Photography


  1. Thanks Jane, we’re so happy with how the house has totally changed from the drab and 80s interior it once was! We had a great experience with the team at Flooring Xtra, can definitely recommend them!

  2. Wow, it’s looking 1000 x better! I like the flooring choice. My parents have just bought a small home up north and need to replace their flooring – I’ll show them this.


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