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These are the questions we get asked most often about our floors and their features.
Nothing beats solid wood for a timeless natural texture, and a robust feel beneath your feet. It suits both contemporary and traditional interior design, an is long-lasting with each board precision machined from a single section of timber. Tongue and groove joints make for a tight and strong installation.
Here each board is made from multiple layers of wood pressed together. The solid top layer is what matters as it displays the colour and pattern you’ll see and feel. In the middle of each board is a central core and below that there’s a backing board for stability. Engineered board is available in a wide range of wood types, finishes and thicknesses.
Though bamboo is actually a type of grass, when made into flooring its characteristics are similar to hardwood. Bamboo takes just five years to grow before it can be harvested, and is 100% sustainable. It comes in two styles – traditional, and the more durable strand woven version, which is extremely tough.
Stratex is next generation flooring. The mineral/resin composite core gives the Stratex range high stability, making it a very strong and durable choice, particularly within spaces with high humidity and temperature variation. Each board benefits from a built-in underlay and Easiloc joints which result in an easy to fit range, perfect for modern spaces.
This grade looks natural yet consistent, with few knots. Up to 10% sapwood can be found in Select boards, along with considerable grain and colour variation, but only small knots.
More of the wood’s character shines through in rustic floors – including large knots, dark streaks, filled knots and colour variation. Again, up to 10% sapwood is likely in this grade.
Very little is graded out in the extra rustic category. Large knots, splits, cracks and any amount of sapwood make this a fun choice, and mean that your floor will be all that more distinctive.
Knots occur naturally in wood where a branch grows out of the main trunk. They can go deep into the timber’s core. In terms of flooring, there are two types of knot. A dead knot is where the core of the knot has fallen out or been removed, and then filled. With a live knot, the core remains in the board. The rustic and extra rustic grades contain both types of knots.
UV Urethane Finish
UV Matt Urethane Finish
Choosing a floor
Checking the Subfloor
Choosing a System
Testing the Heating
Fitting the Floor
1 – Floor mats
2 – Rugs or carpet runners
3 – Be careful with furniture
4 – Shoe rules
5 – Clean up spills
6 – Pet patrol
7 – Sunshine
8 – Light cleaning
9 – Mopping
Long Term Care
Cleaning Oiled Floors
Cleaning Urethane Floors
Restoration Treatments for Wood Flooring
A Quick Test
Re-Urethaning and Repairs
Re-oiling and Repairs