Timber Flooring Supply Services
As part of Our Services we supply a wide variety of Australian and Imported timber flooring Products. Our ranges includ Solid T&G timber flooring, Overlay T&G timber flooring, Engineered flooring & Parquetry flooring. We have a plethora of colours and options available, visit Our Species page or click the link directly to the pages of some of our more popular, locally grown, Australian Hardwood species; Blackbutt, Brush Box, Grey Ironbark, Spotted Gum, Tallowwood, Tasmanian Oak, Turpentine & More. Some of our Imported products are also proving very popular with Architects & Designers, they include American Oak & European Oak.
Timber Flooring Installation Services (‘direct stick’)
As part of our timber flooring installation services we apply the ‘Direct Stick’ installation method. This method has been used for many years with parquetry. It’s also used with solid timber flooring and is becoming more commonly used with engineered flooring and bamboo. It is considered more cost effective than other methods, although due to greater requirements in assessing the concrete slab, it is more difficult. Project in focus: Blackbutt Overlay flooring Hunters Hill SYDNEY NSW. To learn more visit our direct stick page.
Installation Services (ply or particle board)
As part of our timber flooring installation services we do installation of timber flooring over Plywood or Particle Board. Plywood can be utilised as a substrate over concrete or tiles and both structural plywood and particleboard are used as sub-floors on joists. This enables any timber or related flooring product to be installed on top. Substrates or sub-floors provide a better laying environment and an extra layer of protection from moisture uptake.In the case of installation over concrete, a plastic sheet moisture barrier is recommended or alternatively an applied moisture vapour barrier may be used. Installation of the flooring product is then laid using beads or a full bed adhesive & either secretly fixed or top nailed depending on product width and the desired look.
Timber Flooring Installation Services (over joists)
As part of our timber flooring installation services we do installation of timber flooring over Joists; this is the more traditional method generally used with solid timber flooring and is being performed less and less – with the preference being for overlay floors. Solid timber flooring comes in mixed lengths with smaller lengths no shorter than 900mm so they can be supported by two joists. Flooring is generally end matched which enables the boards to be joined at any point on the floor, not just over joists. Installation of the flooring product is laid using adhesive and nailed (either top nailed or secret nailed depending on the product width) directly into the joists.
Timber Flooring Installation Services (over battens)
As part of our timber flooring installation services we do installation Over Battens; fixing solid timber flooring onto battens installed over a concrete slab is an option where there is sufficient ceiling height. This method gives the floor a softer feel than when installation is direct onto concrete or ply. It also produces a floor that when walked on gives a sound similar to that of a timber floor laid onto joists. Project in focus: Solid Blackbutt flooring Middle Cove SYDNEY NSW. To learn more visit our Over Battens page.
Flooring Installation Services (over other surfaces)
As part of our timber flooring installation services we do installation over Other surfaces; there is always some level of risk when installing new flooring over an existing flooring surface such as tiles or an old timber floor. This process does occur and is generally successful, however some factors need to be considered up front. If the floor is tiled and the tiles are quite old, it’s likely that the adhesive used for the tiles has weakened over time. If the bond under the tiles is not secure, the forces holding down the floor will let go at the weakest point – the tile adhesive.
Timber Floor Sanding and Polishing Services
As part of Our Services we do sanding and polishing of both old and new floors. We use penetrating oils & waxes, hard wax oils, oil based finishes, oil modified urethanes, solvent-borne polyurethanes & water-borne polyurethanes. The market offers a very broad range of options and it can be difficult to decide which finish is right for you. We will run through these options with you so you can make an informed choice on what finish will work best for you. You can learn more about Coating Choices by downloading Australian Timber Flooring Association’s Information Sheet. We use a wide array of products from several different manufacturers, in particular we use and recommend Synteko and Bona timber floor coating systems.
Timber Floor Staining and White (Lime) Washing Services
As part of Our Services we do Direct Staining and White Washing. Direct staining or white washing is a method of changing the natural colour of timber by applying an artificial colouring agent. This is proving to be a very popular finishing method for both old a new floors of late. Increasingly, we are seeing specifications call for the application of a stain or wash, particularly to new Oak floors and existing Pine floors. Most Australian Hardwood species take stain well, but there are a few that have trouble due to their extreme density, we can help guide you through the process to ensure the system that is chosen will be a successful one.
Floating Flooring Installation Services
Floating floors are installed very differently from the methods above as they are not physically secured to the surface below, instead they are laid over an underlay and left to ‘float’. This method involves foam or rubber underlay that allows a softer feeling underfoot as the surface flexes. As with the direct stick method, evenness of the concrete slab beneath is essential. If there is too much movement with a floating floor, damage such as cracking of click together fittings may occur or floors may squeak excessively. As such, concrete grinding or levelling may initially be required. To learn more visit our floating flooring page.