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Timber Flooring

Timber brings a unique look like no other hard flooring product as it is a natural material grown from mother earth up. Each timber plank has its own individual pattern that is formed by the natural knots and grains, creating a masterpiece when planks are joined in a larger space.

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  • Determine what timber species suits your home first, then search the range for the perfect choice.

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Understanding Styles - Choices FlooringUnderstanding Timber Styles

1 Strip

One piece of timber, typical board width is 134 – 145mm wide.

2 Strip

Two pieces wide, shorter lengths within the board, typical board width is 186mm wide.

3 Strip

Three pieces wide, shorter lengths again within the board, typical board width is 190mm wide.

Multi-Strip

Multiple pieces wide, can be shorter lengths mixed with longer lengths to provide that random pattern.

Pricing Tips - Choices FlooringHow does Timber pricing work?

Low

$0 – $79 per square metre.

Does not include installation.

Medium

$80 – $99 per square metre.

Does not include installation.

Luxury

$100+ per square metre.

Does not include installation.

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Timber FAQs

ARE SOME TIMBER FLOORS HARDER THAN OTHERS?

Yes, different species have different molecular structure and different hardness. All species are subjected to a Janka test. This test measures the force required to embed an 11.28 mm steel ball into wood to half the ball’s diameter. This method leaves an indentation; the more force required, the harder the timber and the higher the Janka rating.

CAN I INSTALL MY OWN TIMBER FLOORING?

Yes, but remember that not all timber flooring is the same. It is important to select a high quality joining system and a reputable brand to ensure that the flooring is easy to install and that warranties will not be affected.

SHOULD I INSTALL SKIRTING BOARDS DURING THE CONSTRUCTION STAGE, BEFORE INSTALLING TIMBER FLOORS?

No, it’s best to leave the installation of skirting boards until after the floating floor installation.

WHY ARE SOME OF THE SAME SPECIES PRICED DIFFERENTLY?

Some products are produced as one strip, two strip and three strip formations. The more strips used, the easier it is for the manufacturer to source product as they can use smaller off-cuts which lowers the cost.

WHY IS IT CALLED A FLOATING FLOOR?

Floating floors are held down by their own weight so they aren’t nailed down (they can be glued) but instead are laid on a thin layer of foam underlay. In effect, they are floating on underlay, not attached to the sub floor.

DO I NEED TO REMOVE EXISTING SKIRTING BOARDS?

Installing timber flooring requires a small gap (expansion gap) to be left between the timber and the walls, which is generally covered by skirting board, or Scotia , so ideally skirting boards should not be present prior to installation. If skirting already exists, installers may leave a gap between the floor and the skirting and later cover it with a Scotia.

WHY ARE VARIOUS SPECIES PRICED DIFFERENTLY?

Some products, such as Pine, are from plantation timbers that can be readily grown and sourced, and generally have a fast growth cycle. Timbers such as Merbau, Jarrah, and Tasmanian Oak, have longer growth patterns and are more difficult to source, and subsequently, are more expensive.

CAN I INSTALL TIMBER FLOORS IN MY BATHROOM OR LAUNDRY?

Timber floors are not suitable for wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries as moisture may cause joins to expand and buckle. If timber is installed in these areas it will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.

CAN I INSTALL A TIMBER FLOOR OVER CONCRETE?

Yes, you can lay timber over concrete. If the concrete slab is less than five years old, a membrane between the slab and the timber can be applied so the moisture from the slab doesn’t damage the timber.

CAN I INSTALL A NEW TIMBER FLOOR OVER MY EXISTING TIMBER FLOOR?

Yes. As long as the existing floor is level, you can lay a new timber floor over the top. However, bear in mind that the new flooring will raise the total floor level from between 12 and 19 mm (depending on the thickness of the flooring type you have chosen).

CAN I PUT HARDWOOD FLOORS IN MY BATHROOM?

Hardwood floors are not recommended for use in high moisture areas such as a bathroom with a shower or tub.

CAN FLOATING TIMBER BE GLUED DOWN?

Floating timber can be glued down but can cause problems if boards are damaged and need replacing. The other problem with gluing is that it does not allow the boards to move as floating floors are required to. Customers are generally concerned with the hollow sound of floating floors but we would recommend using acoustic underlay.

DOES TIMBER FLOORING SCRATCH, DENT AND AGE?

Yes it does, just like real timber floors. It’s recommended you protect the floor from furniture with felt tips which you can purchase from hardware stores such as Bunnings and Safeway etc.

CAN I SAND FLOATING TIMBER FLOORING?

Yes you can—up to at least three times in its lifespan.