Traditional Australian Solid Timber Flooring

Solid Timber Floors, or traditional wood flooring, offer an unrivalled level of beauty, warmth and durability. Solid timber is the perfect flooring choice for high-traffic homes and business, featuring low level maintenance and damage resistance. Solid timber floors can be re-sanded and stained allowing owners to easily change the colour and appearance of their floor.

When compared to new engineered timber flooring, solid timber is still king and generally more durable and is able to be sanded and finished over time. Solid timber flooring is hypo-allergenic as it does not have fibres to trap in these things that can be harmful to our children, elderly, or those with existing health conditions such as asthma.

Solid timber flooring can be installed in most situations; however there are specific installation and fixing procedures that must be followed to ensure the long term performance of the timber floor.

Features and Benefits

Solid timber flooring provides a long lasting and beautiful appearance. It can be sanded and finished as the years go by, so longevity is built into the product. Below are just some of the key features and benefits of a solid timber floor.

  • Largest range of species, colours and grain patterns
  • Long lasting and hard wearing
  • Easy to maintain
  • Installation over existing timber, sheet floor, battens and concrete*
  • Can be re-stained to change the floor colour
  • Solid timber - a renewable resource
  • Low manufacturing environment impact
  • Can be laid early in construction and finished at completion for damage prevention

* Please speak with us on the conditions and availability of this type of fixing method.

Timber Species

We supply a huge range of performance tested Australian hardwood timbers.

Selecting your timber species for your new Solid Timber Floor comes down to an aesthetic choice. The timber species will determine the general look, such as colour and grain patterns, however with timber being a natural product even within one species there will be variations. Some species exhibit only small variations while others vary greatly in colour and features.

Popular Species

  • Blackbutt
  • Blue Gum
  • Brushbox
  • Sommerset Oak
  • Ironbark Red / Grey
  • Mixed Hardwood
  • New England Blackbutt
  • NSW Spotted Gum
  • QLD Spotted Gum
  • Stringybark
  • Tallowwood
  • Tasmanian Oak
  • Turpentine
  • White Mahogany
  • American Oak* (non-Australian species)
  • Urban Swedish Oak* (non-Australian species)

Other Species

  • Grey Box
  • Grey Gum
  • Messmate
  • Northern Beech
  • Red Mahogany
  • White Stringybark
  • Can't see the species you are looking for? At NS Timber Flooring we supply so many species it is hard to list them all - contact one of our Design Consultants today to enquire on the species you are wanting in your next timber flooring project.


Board Sizing Width and thickness of the individual boards (mm) 80 x 19
130 x 19
180 x 21
Board Length Length of the individual boards (mm) Various lengths
Grade Grades are based on the surface appearance Select
Durability Based on the timber's ability to resist decay and degradation Species specific
Surface Durability Based on the timber's ability to resist surface damage and degradation Very durable
Wear layer The amount of timber that is above the tongue and groove (joints) 6mm
Sanding Whether the surface can be sanded Yes
Fixing The methods of fixing available Top Fixed
Secret Fixed
Installation Sub-floor The type of sub-floor the flooring can be installed on to (note: requirements may vary) Over Existing Timber
Over Sheet Floors
Onto Battens
Over Concrete*

* Please speak with us on the conditions and availability of this type of fixing method.

For more information of the how to select your timber floor and additional general information on flooring specification and installation, please visit our Selection Process page.

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