Strong timber floors can be laid on top of a wood subfloor or a concrete slab. On a timber subfloor, the procedure is to lay down bit board sheet flooring that covers the entire of the floor location. In the locations where the strong wood floor is going to be installed, the wood is glued and pin down to the sheet flooring and into the subfloor framing. On a concrete piece, there are a number of approved approaches. Probably the most typical is to put a plastic membrane down over the concrete, nail a plywood base to the concrete, then glue and nail the strong wood floor to the plywood base.
Benefits of Strong Wood
- Absolutely nothing looks much better! Quite honestly there is no replica item that looks anything like a real hardwood timber floor. And the minute you step on them you can feel the difference.
- There is a large range of good quality long lasting Australian hardwoods, and obviously imported products, though these are pricey and no much better than what we have below. (Do you spot a prejudice?).
- Wood floors can be re-sanded and refinished for a life time. Normally they would not require refinishing more often than 15 years.
What Are The Downsides?
Strong wood is also your most costly choice. And it is a bit thicker than drifting floor items, normally around 25mm in density rather than the 12 mm of laminates and tiles, or the 12 to 15 mm of carpet, so the shifts between various flooring surface areas will not be rather as uniform.
Which Timber is the finest?
A lot is stated about relative hardness of various timber species. One of more popular solid wooden floors is Tasmanian Oak (which is actually not an oak at all; it is a eucalyptus). It is the softest Australian hardwood we utilize for a wooden floor. Then there’s Sydney Blue Gum, Black Butt, Ironbark, Brush Box, Gum (to name just a few) and all the to Jarrah one of the hardest and darkest of them all. Nonetheless the fact is that in a domestic application, even the softest timber will be more than hard enough.
Be careful when choosing darker timber types!
In samples, a dark Jarrah floor might look terrific, but when it is covering your entire floor it can make your home very dark. Try to see your chosen flooring in as huge a sample location as possible. A Tasmanian Oak, Stringybark, or Messmate floor on the other hand will make your house light and bright. This can have an enormous effect. Dark floors likewise show up the dust. Light colored woods don’t show the dirt or dust marks as quickly.
When you choose a solid wooden floor, you are investing a lot, so take some time to think about these aspects.