Timber Products - Wooden & Other Flooring

Choosing a floor type is a mix of balancing practical, financial and aesthetic considerations.The flooring industry has produced many types of floors made from a combination of materials to achieve a variation of solutions to suit individual requirements.   

 

Floors are specifically designed to suit different rooms, working environments and public areas.There are various types of wood flooring such as solid wood flooring, engineered wood flooring, laminate flooring, and vinyl flooring.

Solid wood flooring is invariably hardwood that has been carefully cut and treated to create a pure natural floor. Each board is made from a single piece of wood, typically 18-20mm thick. An advantage of solid wood is that it can be refinished many times over its lifespan. Solid wood flooring presents beautifully and it is best laid in areas with a relatively constant atmosphere, particularly in hallways and living areas.

 

Common flooring hardwoods are Beech, Black Walnut, Cherry, Chestnut, Idigbo, Maple, Meranti, Merbau, White Ash, White Oak, Sapele, Teak, and Wenge. European Whitewood softwood (Pine) can also be used for flooring.

Engineered wood flooring is a man made product where multiple layers of wood are placed perpendicularly on top of each other and are then treated and finished to give the final look. It has a top layer veneer of real wood, usually 3-7mm thick, that can be sanded up to five times. It has the advantage over solid wood that it is much more stable and much less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity than solid wood.

 

Engineered wood is a good choice for kitchens and basements, as well as for installation over under-floor heating systems and over concrete floors.

Laminate flooring is a synthetic, man made product that is made up of various layers that are fused together using a lamination process. It is a compressed fibreboard plank, covered by a photographic image of wood, stone or tile, with a protective overlay.

 

Laminate flooring is low maintenance and offers an enormous variety of styles, colours and patterns. Most are floating floor systems, meaning they can be installed directly over old existing flooring. However, laminate flooring cannot be refinished and can be scratched easily. Some laminates include a waterproof core for installations in high-moisture rooms. It is important to select laminates designed for this use.

 

Vinyl floor tiles are composed of coloured PVC chips formed into sheets of varying thickness by heat and pressure. Vinyl flooring is frequently chosen for high-traffic areas because of its low cost, durability, and ease of maintenance. The tiles can resemble wood, stone, or concrete in varying patterns and colours. They also have a high resilience to abrasion and impact damage and can be repeatedly refinished with chemical strippers and mechanical buffing equipment.

 

In installation the floor tiles are applied to a smooth, levelled sub-floor using a specially formulated vinyl adhesive or tile mastic that remains pliable. In commercial applications some tiles are typically waxed and buffed using special materials and equipment.

We can provide a vast range of attractive flooring options to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. Our range includes solid flooring, engineered flooring,  laminate/parquet flooring, and luxury vinyl tile flooring.

Examples of Hardwood Floors