Bosch Timber Floors are experts when it comes to solid timber flooring in Perth. And, when we say timber floors, almost everyone is thinking of a solid timber floor, which adds value to any home. Solid timber floors are the top of the tree (excuse the pun) when it comes to timber flooring, however, as timber is a natural product every floor is unique and it's important to know what the variables are that will determine how your floor looks, and what to take into consideration when choosing the right timber flooring for you.
Colour - Photos and samples generally provide a good representation of colour or grade but it's important to realise that floors of the same species can differ markedly in both colour and appearance. Grading rules don't apply to timber colour so it is important that you are not relying on a single board or an absolute guarantee of specific colour in your timber floor.
Grade - Grading significantly influences the appearance of the floor, higher grades such as "select" or "standard & better" grades minimise the amount of appearance blemishes in the timber, whereas lower grades such as "standard" or "feature" grades allow a greater proportion and larger sizes of appearance faults such as gum veins, surface checking (cracks), insect marks, knots and other similar appearance blemishes.
Board Width - Typically, solid timber floor boards are available in 3 main widths 80-85mm, 105-110mm, and 125-130mm. The wider boards are growing in popularity as they help to create a more open feel to a space. However, it is important to remember that wider boards are more susceptible to having noticeable shrinkage when conditions in the home environment are dry.
Coating System - Different coating systems change the appearance of a timber floor dramatically. Some systems are more suitable than others for home environments. Your timber flooring consultant will be able to explain the difference between, solvent based polyurethanes, waterborne polyurethanes, mixed coating systems and oil modified systems to ensure that the coating system you choose provides the right look and functionality.
Over the last 30 years at Bosch Timber Floors, we have worked hard to become the Perth Timber Floor supplier of choice. So you can feel comfortable when choosing us to supply your timber flooring needs. We are a family owned and operated company specialising in the supply of Australian species of timber floors as well as the wide ranges of products required to install and finish timber floors to a very high standard.
We also understand cost is also a major factor when considering the right type of flooring for you, so contact the professional team at Bosch Timber Floors today for timber flooring in Perth prices or an individualised quote.
Timber overlay product is solid timber generally of a thickness between 10mm and 14mm. The most common thickness is 13mm. This is the most popular type of timber floor that is installed in homes today. Its key advantages are;
1 It looks fantastic and provides a traditional timber floor style for your home
2 It provides excellent value for money and can be re-sanded in the future providing a very long product life
3 It enables better use of timber resources by utilising less timber per m2 than a traditional 19mm T&G
There are two methods for installing timber overlay onto your floor;
It can be installed using the direct stick method (direct to concrete or other substrates) which is cost effective and results in the floor being a similar level to other floor coverings in your home such as carpet or tiles.
It can be installed using the plank on ply method which involves fixing of a ply base to your floor. This ensures when the random length boards are glued and nailed the whole length of timber is sitting flat in the adhesive. This results in a structurally superior floor. The cost of this method is approximately $30 per m2 higher than the direct stick method which includes the cost of the materials and labour.
Overlay timber can be supplied in either a raw or pre-Finished format. The raw format is more common and generally results in a better looking final finish with less noticeable lines or gaps between individual boards. Prefinished boards however do provide a good-looking finish and are more suitable for smaller areas where it may be difficult to get a sanding machine access. Sanding and coating of raw timber boards occurs after installation and generally takes around one week to complete, however prefinished timber flooring does not require this process and is ready to be walked on one day after installation.
Traditional 19mm Solid T&G Timber Boards
19mm timber flooring is generally used in applications that require the floor to be installed onto joists where there is no concrete slab or similar substrate. Laying onto timber joists is the traditional installation method and can be found in many older homes. The 19mm thickness is required in this application process because of its structural properties.
With a trend towards wider timber boards in recent times, it is becoming more common for wider board profiles of 130x14mm, 130mmx19mm and occasionally 180x19mm to be used in direct stick or plank on ply applications. It is important to know that wider boards are more susceptible to expansion and contraction in changing climatic conditions, however they provide and outstanding presentation in modern or contemporary designs.
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