Select Grade Timber Flooring
Select Grade is a subtle feature grade of timber flooring which provides a limited variation in natural characteristics. It has been carefully graded, floorboard by floorboard to ensure that it meets strict quality standards. It has a sleek, uniform look that is well suited to modern, minimalist and traditional styles.
Standard Grade Timber Flooring
Standard Grade is distinguished by highlighting selective gum veins, spirals, burls, insect trails and other natural variations that give timber floors a unique character as individual as a signature.
This grade is a visual chronicle of forest history including bush fires, floods, drought, insect travels and the natural variations that appear in the grain of Australian native hardwoods.
Standard grade is carefully graded to include the most interesting variations and distinctive timber markings to enhance the look of a timber floor.
Your new Timber Floor. The things you need to know!
This web page provides some simple guidelines to assist you in maintaining your timber floor and to give you an understanding of what is reasonable to expect from a professional installation.
Installation of your new floor boards
- The best time to install your floorboards is straight after the installation of plaster and before the fix (doors and skirts) at this point of your project the houses is sealed. Kitchens and skirts can then be installed on top of the floor.
- Cover windows to defuse direct sunlight on the floors. This will help to prevent shrinkage in boards
- Endeavour to keep conditions as close to your normal living conditions as possible.
- After the floorboards are installed
- Sanding and Coating of Timber Floors
Preparation for the sanding and coating
- If building or renovating, the start date for sanding and coating floors is critical particularly in relation to other trades.
- Carpentry, electrical, plastering, plumbing and glazing must be completed before work on the floor can start.
- Any silicone or silicone based product which comes into contact with the floor after sanding but prior to any of the 3 coats will cause rejection of the coating. Silicone is often found on the footwear of plumbers and glaziers.
- It is recommended that all painting except the final coat on skirting boards be completed. The final coat can be applied to the skirting after completion of the floors.
- Carpets should be laid after the floors are finished.
- Unless specifically agreed to and quoted for, all furniture should be removed together with all floor coverings including staples, tacks etc.
- Gas and electrical appliances are to be disconnected by qualified personnel and removed. All pilot lights (including hot water system) are to be turned off. Dishwashers removed.
- Adequate lighting and power to be available. (Sanding machines require significant amounts of power therefore there should be no other trades using power at the same time)
- Arrangements made for clear and safe access to the site.
- In most instances arrangements should be made for alternative accommodation, bearing in mind the wet floor areas which cannot be walked on and the likelihood of strong fumes. Any movement in the house will stir up dust particles that can be deposited on the floor.