The original, and some would say, the best timber flooring. Solid Tongue & Groove Hardwood Timber Flooring has been used since the 19th Century as a structural flooring material, which means is can be laid directly over floor joists that create the sub floor and once sanded and polished create a beautiful finished product. However with modern construction of mainly concrete floors today it is recommended that a sub floor of 15mm ply be installed first.
It’s unique and varied appearance ensures its looks are timeless and will always have a place in both modern and traditional interior design.
As the finished product needs to blend with your décor its important to choose a species that will suite the colour palate of where the product is being installed. Essentially Australian hardwoods come in a colour palate of creams, browns and reds which generally reflect the following species:
Creams: Blackbutt, Mixed Whites, Satin Ash, Stringybark, Tallowwood, Tasmanian Oak, New England Oak
Browns: Brushbox, Brown Iron Box, Grey Box, Grey Gum, Grey Ironbark, Spotted Gum, Turpentine
Reds: Blue Gum, Jarrah, Karri, Mixed Reds, Red Ironbark, Rose Gum
Once you have chosen the species that best suits your colour scheme the choice of the grade of the board and the width of the board will then determine the product you require. See “Grading Timber Floor” for grades available.
T&G Flooring generally comes in the following widths:-
Narrow generally 60 – 65 mm
Normal generally 80, 85 mm
Wide generally 130, 150 mm