Strong wood floors can be laid on top of a timber subfloor or a concrete piece. On a timbered subfloor, the procedure is to set fragment board sheet flooring that covers the whole of the floor area. In the locations where the strong wood floor is going to be set up, the wood is glued and nailed down to the sheet flooring and into the subfloor framing. On a concrete piece, there are a variety of approved techniques. Most likely the most usual is to put a plastic membrane down over the concrete, nail a plywood base to the concrete, then glue and nail the strong timber floor to the plywood base.
Advantages of Solid Wood
- Absolutely nothing looks much better! Quite honestly there is no replica item that looks anything like a true hardwood timber floor. And the minute you step on them you can feel the difference.
- There is a massive variety of good quality long lasting Australian hardwoods, and of course imported products, though these are costly and no much better than exactly what we have right here. (Do you detect a predisposition?).
- Wood floors can be re-sanded and refinished for a life time. Normally they would not need refinishing more often than 15 years.
Strong timber is also your most costly option. And it is a little bit thicker than drifting floor items, usually around 25mm in density as opposed to the 12 mm of laminates and tiles, or the 12 to 15 mm of carpeting, so the transitions between various flooring surface areas will not be quite as uniform.
Which Timber is the finest?
A lot is stated about relative hardness of different wood species. One of more popular strong 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 couple of) and all the through to Jarrah among the hardest and darkest of them all. Nevertheless the truth is that in a domestic application, even the softest timber will be more than hard enough.
Be careful when selecting darker timber species!
In samples, that dark Jarrah floor might look fantastic, however when it is covering your entire floor it can make your home really dark. Try to see your chosen flooring in as big 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 do not show the dirt or dust marks as quickly.
When you go with a strong timber floor, you are investing a lot, so take some time to consider these factors.