Hardwood floors are durable, long lasting and beautiful. The natural colours and patterns found in timber flooring create a comfortable and inviting living environment. Importantly they suit the south-east Queensland climate perfectly.
A solid timber floor is more sound because it is fixed to your sub-floor. It can also be sanded numerous times without having to be relayed.It can handle a lot more moisture/water than a pre-finished floors.
Standard timber means that you are more likely to get 2nd-grade timber or timber that may have imperfections such as gum veins, holes and cracks. This type of timber works well in older style houses, creating a more natural look and feel to the home. Select timber means that you are getting the best selection of timber that has minimal imperfections or no gum veins at all.
Absolutely. Carpeting attracts and holds many allergenic spores, dust mites, bacteria, fungi, animal dander and other unhealthy microbes. These disturbing irritants are dispersed every time you vacuum.
To maintain your timber floor is simple. All you need to do is give it a quick vacuum, a swift going over with a dust/static mop or when you have any spills or dirt on your floor, put a cup of methylated spirits in a bucket of warm water to mop with.
When choosing a coating for your floor you must take into consideration the traffic in which will be entered. A solvent based polyurethane finish is the most durable and will stand up to any heavy traffic. Whereas a water-based polyurethane although minimal smell when applied at first, is less durable and wears a lot quicker. This particular finish is more popular in department stores and restaurants because of the minimal smell it distribute out and the time frame in which it dries. However, a recoat is applied regularly to these floors due to the heavy traffic they endure.
There will be a fine film in the sanded areas. To keep dust from penetrating other areas of your home, we recommend applying plastic to doorways using 3M blue tape and thin plastic film. The plastic and 3M blue tape is available at your local hardware or bunnings.
We can finish a floor within three days. We recommend you give the floor 2 full days to dry before you start putting any furniture on it, we recommend you apply protective adhesive strips on the bottom of all your furnishing to avoid unnecessary scratches on your floor. Avoid putting rugs back down for 30 days.
There are always fine dust particles floating in the air which eventually fall to the floor but are not visible when certain coating are applied, however, if your floor has been applied with a solvent based polyurethane finish then you may notice fine dust particles through your floor after it has just been coated. You shouldn't be alarmed as this is because solvent based polyurethane is a high solid material which makes fine particles bigger than they really are and will eventually smooth out over time.