Frequently asked questions

Why choose a solid traditional timber floor over pre finished?

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 replayed.

Can I have a timber floor anywhere?

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

What is the difference between standard and select timber?

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.

What coatings should I have in order to get the best result on my new or existing timber floor?

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.

Can I have a timber strip floor over concrete?

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.

Can I install a new floor over my existing timber floor?

Absolutely! 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.

How durable would my timber floor be compared to other floor coverings?

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.

What guarantee do I have on my floor?

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

How do I clean my traditional timber floor?

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.

What is the time duration for the job completion?

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.

Is it safe enough for me to stay in my home during the process of sanding and polishing?

Because we use dustless sanding machines and some low propellant finishes, you don’t have to be inconvenienced by moving out. Although, we recommend you move out during this process

Is there much dust?

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

What can I expect my floor to look like when it has just been coated?

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.