Although solid timber flooring is generally more expensive than laminate flooring it creates a certain warm and luxurious feeling to areas where it has been utilised. Unlike decking where durability is the major factor for considering a suitable timber, the choice for interior flooring is largely based on the colour and aesthetic features of the wood.
Herewith a number of our more popular flooring timbers.
This light coloured local softwood is inexpensive and mostly used for mezzanine areas. Available in various widths with lengths ranging from 1800mm – 6000mm. After installation this timber would often be stained to the desired colour.
Saligna is an attractive reddish Pink colour with moderate hardness and durability. It is reasonably inexpensive and have been used as flooring material for many years especially in school halls. Available in various widths with lengths ranging from 600mm – 2700mm. This timber should be avoided in areas where higher than normal humidity or moisture exposure is a concern.
Meranti is a moderately durable hardwood with a reddish brown colour. Imported from Malaysia and widely used in the building industry it is well known and versatile. Available in various widths with lengths ranging from 900mm – 4800mm
Being both hardwearing and stable Teak has been a very popular flooring timber for many decades. Often used in public areas with heavy traffic. It is red-brown with a beautifully distinct grain. Available in various widths with lengths ranging from 500mm – 1500mm.
Hevea is an evenly light coloured timber with little variance in density and grain. Being stable and reasonably priced it is often used for gym/dance floor applications. Available in various widths with lengths ranging from 600mm – 1500mm
American Red or White Oak is a popular flooring timber due to its beautiful grain and long lengths. Is has been used as flooring timber for many decades. Relatively expensive and used mainly for high end applications and shopfronts.
THERMO TREATED TIMBER
Thermally modified timber flooring is growing rapidly in popularity as the thermo treatment process enhances the stability of the timber resulting in less expansion and contraction of floorboards between seasons. The thermo process results in the timber adopting a beautiful deep brown colour similar to Walnut. Thermally modified timber prices vary per m2 according to the “base” timber used before treatment. Available in various widths and timbers.