Selecting the right timber floor for your new home or renovation with all the style, timber and colour choices can sometimes seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. At NS Timber Flooring we take the confusion out of the selection process and help you make the right choice. Along with all types of timber flooring products, we offer a complete timber flooring solution, supporting you from concept through to completion and beyond.
- What are you applying your floor to:
- Do you want to be able to sand, re-sand or change stain colour in the future:
- What grade (surface appearance) of timber are you wanting:
- What width of the timber boards are you wanting:
- What timber colour tones are you wanting:
- Stains, waxes and finishes
The simple selection process below can be used to guide to to the right flooring choice. If you aren't sure on any of the options, our friendly consultants are available to assist you.
What are you applying your floor to:
- Direct to concrete - the direct fixing method of gluing solid timber, engineered timber and other forms of timber flooring products to concrete invovles using specially formulated adhesives to glue the product directly to the concrete subfloor. It is important to note that many species of solid timber products are not suited to this form of installation as the movement in timber can be too strong - we can assist in selecting a species that suits this method.
- Plywood over concrete - using this method, a plywood sheet floor is fixed to the concrete slab over a .200um polythene moisture barrier. The floorboards are then fixed to the plywood base by secret nailing. This method has a total profile depth of about 34mm for the 19mm thick flooring.
- Battens over concrete - this method is a series of timber battens fixed with masonry anchors to the concrete slab, over polythene sheeting at a spacing to suit the particular flooring product used. Solid timber tongue and grooved floorboards are then fixed to the battens. One method has a total profile depth of 54mm wide boards, 19mm thick. Another is a cost efficient 19mm batten for a total floor height of 38mm. A sill may be required at the junction between the boards and lower profile flooring products (Carpet/Ceramic Tiles) used in the building. In a new building this difference can be more easily accommodated through a set down in the concrete.
Based you your answers we recommend you look at the following products - if you would like one of our consultants to assist you further, please contact us by clicking here.
Stains, waxes and finishes
Stains, waxes and finishes are what give that final touch of character to your new timber floor. Whether you are changing the colour of your timber's surface or simply adding a glossy shine these products are an important part to any timber floor, new or old. These products also help to seal the floor, providing long term protect against many unwanted accidents.
When choosing how to finish your floor it is important to select a quality product that provides the best results and long term performance. For the more information on the best products currently available please contact a NS Timber Flooring Design Consultant on (07) 3881 1158 or by clicking here
Elegant Oak, a new pre-finished timber flooring product boasting a beautiful character in the timber's appearance. Available in colours to suit the designer within.