One of the main attributes of engineered flooring is that it has a face veneer or lamella of solid timber that is bonded onto a more stable base layer, thereby increasing the product’s in-service stability. Every board in an engineered floor is different.
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The long-term success of any flooring installation relies on quality substrate materials being used along with appropriate preparation and selecting fit for purpose products. Whilst we all may be familiaaA question commonly asked by those who have bamboo floors installed in their home is, can my floors be re-sanded and recoated in future years?
The long-term success of any flooring installation relies on quality substrate materials being used along with appropriate preparation and selecting fit for purpose products. Whilst we all may be familiar with the more traditional substrates (and subfloors) such as concrete and particleboard, there are also many other materials that we come across in the construction industry.
When it comes to site sanded and coated timber floors, there are various sheen level options available to choose from. The sheen level refers to the level of gloss or shine on the surface of the floor coating. Different sheen levels can have a significant impact on the appearance and overall aesthetic of the timber floor.
Hybrid flooring has witnessed a notable rise in popularity in recent times, likely due to its lower price point, ease of installation and versatile design options. It is also heavily marketed as being more water resistant than other traditional wood-based flooring types.
Many older buildings in Australia have decks and external spaces that are partially covered by verandahs and the like. Back in the early 1900s, it was common to use tongue and groove flooring for these areas, creating additional living space or walkways that closely resembled internal conditions, though these areas were still exposed to the weather.
As imported timber into Australia and New Zealand is quite prevalent these days, particularly the influx of European and American Oaks, there are many considerations for both the importer and the contractor.
Since 2021, the building sector has witnessed a record number of building company collapses that have seen many residential home builders and commercial builders’ collapse. This has included some of Australasia’s biggest building groups, shocking the market.
An acceptable finished floor will differ to that of solid timber flooring due to differences in product characteristics associated with manufacturing and installation processes.