General Timber Flooring Questions

Hardwood floors are durable, long lasting and beautiful. The natural colors and patterns found in natural wood create a comfortable and inviting living environment.

A solid timber floor is more sound because it is fixed to your sub- floor. It can also be sanded numerous times without having to be relayed.

When properly maintained, hardwood floors can last a lifetime. The average carpet needs to be replaced every 10 to 12 years.

Standard timber means that you are more likely to get 2nd grade timber or timber that may have imperfections such as gum veins, holes and cracks. This type of timber works well in older style houses, creating a more natural look and feel to the home.

Select timber means that you are getting the best selection of timber that has minimal imperfections or no gum veins at all.

Absolutely. Carpeting attracts and holds many allergenic spores, dust-mites, bacteria, fungi, animal dander and other unhealthy microbes. These disturbing irritants are dispersed every time you vacuum.

Generally most installations or refinishing jobs are started between 8:00 am & 8:30 am in the morning. Smaller jobs are sometimes started in the afternoon. The application of polyurethane varies from day to day.

To maintain your timber floor is simple. All you need to do is give it a quick vacuum, a swift going over with a dust mop or when you have any spills or dirt on your floor, using cleaning product in warm water that is suitably recommended for timber boards.

Yes. We can give you a quote over the phone or we can travel to your site.

Timber Floor Installation Questions

We generally visit your site to give you an accurate time and quote for Hardwood Floor installations.

Yes you can lay timber over concrete. If the concrete slab is less than five years old, we can apply a membrane between the slab and the timber so as the moisture from the slab doesn't damage the timber.

Tasmanian Oak is the preferred hardwood for use in homes.

A timber floor can be installed in all areas however; we try to avoid installing timber floors in wet areas for obvious reasons.

Absolutely. Carpeting attractsAbsolutely! As long as the existing floor is level, you can lay a new floor over the top. However bare in mind that the new floor installed will raise from 12mm to 19mm depending on the thickness of the floor you choose to have installed.

Timber Floor Sanding and Polishing

When choosing a coating for your floor you must take into consideration the traffic in which will be entered. A polyurethane finish is the most durable and will stand up to any heavy traffic. Whereas a water base finish, although, minimal smell when applied at first, is less durable and wears a lot quicker. This particular finish is more popular in department stores and restaurants because of the minimal smell it distribute out and the time frame in which it dries. However, a recoat is applied regularly to these floors due to the heavy traffic they endure.

We have the latest up to date machines on the market that minimize dust distributing throughout the areas we do.

Normally sanding & finishing is a three day process, but allow four in case the finish isn't dry from one day to the next, depending upon weather conditions.

Compared to carpets, tiles and lino floor coverings that have to be replace after a few years, a solid timber floor can last you a life time.

There will be a fine film in the sanded areas. To keep dust from penetrating other areas of your home, we recommend applying plastic to doorways using 3M blue tape and thin plastic film. The plastic and 3M blue tape is available at your local hardware or home supply store.

Yes, however access to the floors will be restricted because of the need for a certain amount of drying time each day.

Providing your floor has not been water damaged or damaged by others, your floor is guaranteed to out last you and generations to come.

A coat of oil base poly takes 8-12 hours to dry ? a coat of water base poly takes 4-6 hours to dry.

We can finish a floor within three days. We recommend you give the floor a little longer to dry before you start putting any furniture in, however, if you need to do this, we recommend you apply protective adhesive strips on the bottom of all your furnishing to avoid unnecessary scratches on your floor.

Recommended 24 hours after the final coat is applied (with protective felts under all furniture). Large area rugs need to be kept off the floor for the first 30 days.

There are always fine dust particles floating in the air which eventually fall to the floor but are not visible when certain coating are applied, however, if your floor has been applied with a polyurethane base finish then you may notice fine dust particles through your floor after it has just been coated. You shouldn't be alarmed as this is because polyurethane is a high solid material which makes fine particles bigger than they really are and will eventually smooth out over time.

You have a choice of a satin, semi-gloss or high gloss finish for your floor.

Moisture cured polyurethane is the most durable finish for domestic and commercial purpose.

Yes, We can help if needed.

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