Timber Flooring In Melbourne
Timber Floors are the elegance of any home. There is a wide range of colors and styles to choose from, and you can be sure nothing is compared with its natural feeling. Timber Flooring is one of those options that stays trendy for many years to come. It gives a contemporary feel and a sophisticated look to the space, as well as a lift in value. For many reasons, this is the professional choice you are looking for. One thing you should consider about Timber Flooring is that no matter which type you choose for your place, it will get more and more appealing as time passes.
Different Types

Timber Flooring Types

Solid Timber Flooring and Engineered Timber Flooring are the main types of Timber Flooring. Engineered Timber Flooring has the same natural look as the Solid Timber Flooring, and it’s suitable for those who love the look of timber but need to be cautious about their budget.

Solid Timber Flooring

Also known as Hardwood Flooring, it is made from solid hardwood planks. This type of Timber Flooring is the most popular one. These Hardwood planks are made from slow-growing trees, therefore they have a more natural look. Based on the species of the trees, this type of Timber Flooring comes in a wide range of natural colors; As mentioned before, Hardwood Flooring is made up of wood, so in comparison with other types of flooring, it is more durable and has a longer lifetime. Another benefit of this production process is that Solid Timber Flooring is hypoallergenic, and it is completely safe for children, the elderly, and those with health conditions, such as asthma.

Engineered Timber Flooring

Engineered flooring is made of a hardwood plank on top of a supporting board. In other words, it is a layer of hardwood installed on top of plywood. The hardwood layer is something between 2 to 6 mm thick; the thicker the layer of hardwood the more durable the flooring. It is worth mentioning that, just like Solid Timber Flooring, this type of flooring could also be sanded and polished too. Engineering Timber flooring comes with a dimensionally stable base, therefore it is more resistant to moisture and temperature changes. Most of Engineered Floorings come pre-finished, which makes the installation process quicker.

Sanding and Polishing Solid Timber Flooring

Solid Timber Flooring has a long lasting appearance, and you can enjoy this look for a long time with the right amount of care and maintenance. From time to time, you can give your Hardwood Flooring a fresh look by sanding and polishing its surface.

Sanding is basically removing a very thin layer from top of the floor, which fixes all of the scratches and indentations of the floor. This will refresh your flooring to its original look.

Of course, the next step is to polish the flooring. Hardwood Flooring should never be left unpolished and raw. Polishing will add a protective coat on top of the hardwood planks.

When it comes to choosing the finishing coat, there are a lot of options available. Evidently the best possible option we recommend is water-based Polyurethanes. Non-toxic, low in VOC, durable, and wearing are just a few of its benefits.

Solid Timber Flooring Installation

The most common method for Solid Timber Flooring installation is nailing down. This method is only used if the subfloor is wooden, since nails need to be clutched into something. The nails go into the tongued edge of the planks, so they are not visible on the surface. That is why they are called “secret nailing”.

Engineered Timber Flooring Installation

Gluing is one of the installation methods used for Engineered Timber Floorings. Engineered Timber Planks often come with tongue and groove joints, These joints are glued together, as they are laid on the subfloor.

You can use glue as an underlay for Engineered Timber Flooring too, which means using an adhesive or glue directly on the subfloor, before laying Engineered Timber Flooring; This method is particularly suitable for concrete and wooden subfloors. We have to mention that, in the case of concrete subfloors, plywood must be used as underlay to prevent the dampness causing damage to the Timber Planks.

Another installation technique, which is more common, is the floating system. In this installation method, the Engineered Timber Flooring is not fastened to any part of the subfloors. Tongue and Groove joints are glued together. It is recommended to use a thin underlayment between the wood flooring and the subfloor.

Floating System technique gives you the opportunity to choose the pattern of the flooring based on your desire, providing a lot of choices including: Straight, Diagonal, Random, Herringbone, Chevron, Brick, and Basketweave patterns are the most common ones.

Random pattern is achieved by using planks with different lengths in a linear design, randomizing the joints.

Diagonal patterns show that planks shouldn’t always be parallel to the walls. You can place planks at an angle. This way the room space looks more open.

Chevron pattern is more durable in spaces with higher foot traffics because the planks are in line with the traffic.

Herringbone is very similar to the Chevron pattern. The only difference is that, in this pattern, the boards overlap each other. A benefit of this pattern compared to the Chevron pattern is that it doesn’t have the increased cost of mitering.

Timber Flooring Cost

The Color (which determines the type of species or species mixed), grade (related to the character of the wood, the number of knots and veins), width, and finish of the boards are the main factors in the cost of Timber Flooring.

Generally speaking, Solid Timber Flooring is more expensive than the Engineered Timber Flooring, but it is also more durable. So, you have to consider more factors in your choice.

Our experts are ready to help you with the cost estimation of Timber Flooring. We welcome the opportunity to introduce the latest products in the market to our clients.

Areas We Serve

We offer our products and services all around Melbourne. Call and make an appointment to have our experts at your place.

Mobile Showroom

We offer Mobile Showroom to our clients. Our Mobile Showroom will present the full range of our products at your place.. Our clients are able to choose their desired flooring from a range of product samples at their own place. All you need is to call and make an appointment.

Is Timber Flooring the right choice for you?

Timber Flooring has a very wide range of colors, materials, and styles. This factor enables you to match the flooring with the style of your home, and your preferences. This product is one of the most durable products in the market. With the right maintenance, this flooring can last for a lifetime.

Timber Flooring instantly adds value to any property. Because of the warmth and posh look and feel of it, and the natural wood used in production, it is valuable both economically and spiritually.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Timber Floors change over time?

Due to aging, Timber Flooring colors fade over time, which is mostly because of the sunlight. It is recommended to use rugs in the areas of direct sunlight, or use shades to redirect the sunlight.

How many years does Timber Flooring last?

Timber Flooring is a long-lasting and durable material. This product can last for decades, and they are easy to maintain.

How should I maintain the Timber Floors?

It is wise to protect Timber Floors from direct sunlight by using a mat or carpet. You can collect the dust of the shoes using a mat on doorways. For cleaning, you can use a vacuum, broom or wet mop with no chemical product. Timber Flooring must be protected against scratches by using pads under the furniture.

Is the Hardness of all Timber Flooring Types the same?

No, because different Timber Floorings are collected from different types of trees, their hardness is not the same.