They fall into 3 types
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Probably the most beautiful hard floors are made of solid hardwood timber, installed, sanded and polished in situ. Various tree species are available but the list is quiet short. Each species has its own colouration and artistic bueauty features which are uncopiable. But the price fully installed can range from $100.00 per square metre to $300.00/sq. metre.
Only 10% of first home buyers purchase such a floor with second buyers over 50%. Third and over nearly all go for such a floor.
The limitations of such a floor are the limited colour ranges that they afford you andthe style that they impose upon your interior design scheme. The colour ranges are mainly yellows, oranges, beiges aand reds. The style is skewed to the country look or period look. One can experience difficulty in making a modern style, interior design look.
It is raw, but, dressed, seasoned (dried), full-bodied timber floorboards, sanded and polished. All one has to do is install them on the floor by gluing them or otherwise affixing them to the floor or floating them on the floor.
A solid timber floor when installed as seasoned raw timber and sanded and polished on site creates the ultimate beauty in the interior of your home. This beauty is unparalleled and surpasses any other prefinished, whether solid or floating timber flooring or laminates. With the fall of the Australian dollar it is cost effective without compromising quality.
The Australian timber species are by far the most appealing to this domestic market. There is a richness and warmth in the timbers natural coloration, the hues starting with yellows and creams and progressing through to oranges, pinks and reds.
The timbers have natural markings and character, and this combined with the variations of the timbers natural colouration produces a fascinating and sophisticated floor surface.
The sanding and polishing of such a surface highlights and enhances this natural beauty even more.
When such beauty is incorporated properly into to your interior decor scheme (professionally or otherwise) the result is a stunning home that impresses everyone (see our section on interior decor-help to you is available in this area by Concord Floor Coverings Pty Ltd). From a health point of view the low antistatic and dust properties are better for avoiding allergies and asthma. Of all floors they are the easiest to clean and maintain.
The timber is delivered on site by truck and carried into the house. It is aclimatised in situ for the timber moisture content to stablise. Two methods of installation are followed:
The timber's surface hardness can be important to people as it dictates the indentibility of the surface when furniture is dragged over it. This hardness is quantified in its "JANKA RATING". The higher the number the harder the timber surface.
Examples are: AUSTRALIAN BEECH 7.1, BLACKBUT 9.1, BRUSHBOX 9.5, NSW SPOTTED GUM, IRONBARK 14, TURPENTINE 12.0, ROSE GUM 7.5
All the timber classes exude a feel and style when one looks at them.
For a discussion on colors, styles and home interior design, should you be interested, please go to our home interior design section. Here you should find readily understandable principles and rules for building a pleasing balanced harmonious interior color scheme. But the right color scheme and carpet style for you is the one that you find the most appealing. Please click on HOME INTERIOR DESIGN
Measure the length aand width of a room in metres and simply multiply the two figures. Then for wastage multiply by 5-7%
In the year 2004 the government of Victoria passed in the Victorian Parliment, an Act called " Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004". This name is abbreviated often to "OHS". You can purchase or download this Act
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