Strong timber floors can be laid on top of a timber subfloor or a concrete slab. On a wood subfloor, the procedure is to lay down bit board sheet flooring that covers the entire of the floor location. In the locations where the solid wood floor is going to be installed, the timber is glued and nailed down to the sheet flooring and into the subfloor framing. On a concrete piece, there are a number of authorized techniques. Probably the most usual is to put a plastic membrane down over the concrete, nail a plywood base to the concrete, then glue and nail the strong timber floor to the plywood base.
Benefits of Strong Wood:.
- Nothing looks better! Quite honestly there is no replica item that looks anything like a true hardwood wood floor. And the moment you step on them you can feel the distinction.
- There is a large array of good quality long lasting Australian hardwoods, and obviously imported products, though these are pricey and no better than exactly what we have here. (Do you detect a bias?).
- Timber floors can be re-sanded and refinished for a lifetime. Usually they would not require refinishing more often than 15 years.
Strong wood is also your most costly option. And it is a bit thicker than drifting floor products, normally around 25mm in density as opposed to the 12 mm of laminates and tiles, or the 12 to 15 mm of carpeting, so the changes in between various flooring surface areas will not be rather as uniform.
Which Timber is the finest?
A lot is said about relative hardness of different timber types. One of even more popular solid wood floors is Tasmanian Oak (which is really not an oak at all; it is a eucalyptus). It is the softest Australian hardwood we utilize for a wood floor. Then there’s Sydney Blue Gum, Black Butt, Ironbark, Brush Box, Gum (to name just a couple of) and all the through to Jarrah one of the hardest and darkest of them all. Nevertheless the reality is that in a domestic application, even the softest timber will be more than hard enough.
Beware when choosing darker wood types!
In samples, that dark Jarrah floor might look fantastic, but when it is covering your entire floor it can make your home very dark. Try to see your picked flooring in as large a sample location as possible. A Tasmanian Oak, Stringybark, or Messmate floor on the other hand will make your house light and bright. This can have a huge effect. Dark floors likewise appear the dust. Light colored woods do not reveal the dirt or dust marks as easily.
When you choose a solid wooden floor, you are investing a lot, so spend some time to