Laying Solid Timber

Laying Solid Timber from A1 Flooring

By: A1 Flooring  14-Jun-2016
Keywords: Carpet & Flooring, Timber Flooring, Timber Floors

The natural beauty and timeless style of solid timber floors has made it the premium flooring choice for many years. The modern yet classic look of timber floors will enhance any home and creates warmth and class next to none.

Solid timber floors are easy to maintain, with a simple sweeping and moping. Over time, applying a light sand and re-coating will bring your floor back to its original finish. After the floor is laid it is then sanded and coated with your choice of an environmentally friendly coating of hardwax oil or water based polyurethane.

Visit our showroom displaying the variety of timbers and coating choices available to you. We will certainly help you make the best selection to suit your needs. Some of the timbers available are Blackbutt, Jarrah, Karri, New England Oak, Spotted Gum, Sydney Blue Gum, Tasmanian Oak, Cypress, Messmate, and Chestnut.

There are two options for laying timber floors over a concrete slab, depending on your structural requirements and personal preference. Both methods are a solid and reliable option and take into consideration the natural characteristics of the timber. We do not stick timber direct to concrete due to the numerous problems that may arise with this system.

Solid Timber Floorboards on Battens Over Concrete Slab:
If you are building your dream home or an extension to your existing home and have a concrete slab but would like the warmth and feel of natural solid timber floors then solid timber floorboards on battens is the natural choice. This system is generally used on new homes and additions due to the fact that a set down (rebate) is required for the concrete slab to accommodate floor board and batten thickness.

Builder’s plastic is first applied to the slab as a vapour barrier. Then 32mm thick hardwood battens are securely anchored to the concrete slab using the latest technology concrete fixing tool. 19mm thick floorboards of your choice are then secret nailed or top nailed and glued to the battens. Your floor will then be sanded and coated by our own team of skilled tradesmen.

If the extra height of 19mm floorboards plus battens cannot be accommodated see “Solid Timber on Plywood over Concrete” or “Timber Floating Floors.”

Solid Timber Floorboards on Plywood Over Concrete Slab:
If you are looking for the natural character of solid, natural, tough Australian hardwood timber but don’t have the necessary height to accommodate a solid timber floor on battens, then solid timber on plywood over concrete allows customers the option to install a traditional timber floor due to the lower profile of the product.

At A1 Flooring, The Timber Flooring Centre, we specialize in solid timber floor boards glued to directly to plywood, which has been securely fixed to the concrete slab with the latest technology specialized concrete fixing tool. This is a far more reliable and superior system than direct stick to concrete which can have numerous inherent problems. *

12 -14mm thick floorboards glued to a 12mm plywood underlay is commonly referred to as “Plank on Ply.” Lab tests have shown that floor boards glued to a plywood substrate have a 3 times stronger bond than when glued direct to concrete.

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