Strong wood floors can be laid on top of a timber subfloor or a concrete slab. On a wooden subfloor, the procedure is to lay down bit board sheet flooring that covers the whole of the floor location. In the areas where the solid wood floor is going to be set up, the timber is glued and pin down to the sheet flooring and into the subfloor framing. On a concrete slab, 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 Timber
- Nothing looks better! honestly there is no imitation product that looks anything like a true hardwood wooden floor. And the minute you step on them you can feel the distinction.
- There is a large variety of good quality resilient Australian hardwoods, and naturally imported items, though these are costly and no much better than what we have below. (Do you discover a predisposition?).
- Timber floors can be re-sanded and refinished for a lifetime. Typically they would not require refinishing more often than 15 years.
Strong wood is likewise your most expensive option. And it is a little bit thicker than drifting floor products, typically around 25mm in density as opposed to the 12 mm of laminates and tiles, or the 12 to 15 mm of carpeting, so the shifts in between various flooring surfaces will not be quite as uniform.
Which Wood is the finest?
A lot is stated about relative hardness of different timber species. Among even more popular solid timber floors is Tasmanian Oak (which is in fact not an oak at all; it is a eucalyptus). It is the softest Australian hardwood we make use of for a wood floor. Then there’s Sydney Blue Gum, Black Butt, Ironbark, Brush Box, Spotted Gum (to call just a couple of) and all the through to Jarrah among the hardest and darkest of them all. Nevertheless the reality is that in a domestic application, even the softest wood will be more than hard enough.
Be careful when choosing darker wood types!
In samples, a dark Jarrah floor might look fantastic, however when it is covering your entire floor it can make your residence extremely dark. Attempt to view your picked flooring in as huge 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 massive impact. Dark floors also show up the dust. Light colored woods do not show the dirt or dust marks as quickly.
When you choose a strong timber floor, you are investing a lot, so take a while to consider these aspects.