Timber Floorboards

January 30, 2014
Timber Floorboards

If you plan to build or renovate, Timber Flooring could be the elegant and practical flooring solution for your home.

Along with its good looks, timber flooring can also add considerable value to your home.

A beautiful timber floor will set the mood and create an atmosphere where carpet and tiles cannot.

The first step in choosing a Timber Floor is to decide what type of flooring option best suits the traffic flow of your home and particular rooms and your budget as some options are more expensive than others but last longer.

Solid Timber Floorboards

A Solid Timber Floor is an investment and a purchase for life.

Solid wooden slats are laid side by side, joined together by interlocking tongues and grooves and laid down on bearers or joists.

Although expensive, Solid Timber Floorboards increase the sale value of a house, are ideal for people with allergies as they don’t hold dust, are extremely easy to care for and most hardwoods are now sourced in an environmentally friendly way.

Solid Timber Floorboards will need time to acclimatise to their new environment, so time is an important factor.

Engineered Timber Floorboards

Engineered Timber Floorboards are complete wood flooring, made up of two or more layers.

The top layer is the wood that is visible and hardwood timbers are often used for this such as Oak and Bamboo.

The layer underneath is a non-finished wood, and the result is an extremely stable floor that is pre-finished, can be sanded and can be used in areas where there is light moisture.


Parquetry is a style of flooring that uses solid or engineered timber to create beautiful patterns.

Smaller pieces of wood are used to create a block or mosaic effect.

They are elegant, intricate and a beautiful timber flooring option.