Buying timber flooring is like shopping for a diamond ring. First, you’ll be captivated by its appearance, style, shining presence, and durability. From all of these features, you will quickly find out that there’s quite a complex grading system that affects the pricing.
Solid timber floors are very similar. Its attractive finish is the main consideration why our Perth clients love our timber flooring collection. There are four main factors for you to consider when choosing your Australian solid timber floor to make it as unique as you. These are:
- Colour of the timber: From Jarrah’s deep ruby reds to Oak’s light honey tones, timbers can match any décor of your choice.
- Strength of the timber: Solid wood flooring feels incredibly robust underfoot, as their name implies. A measurement known as a Janka Rating is used to classify all timbers according to their strength. An 11.28mm ball bearing is pushed into a piece of wood with an average force that is measured.
- Board size: Timber flooring typically comes in widths between 80 and 130 mm. In most timber species, board lengths range from 4 meters to 0.6 meters.
- Grade of the timber: The amount or presence of “feature” in the board after milling determines the grade of solid wood. There is no select grade available for some woods, such as Marri, which are highly featured. While other species taken from young trees have significantly fewer features.
An all-natural healthy substitute for conventional floor coverings is Australian timber flooring. You can have trendy, environmentally friendly, rich, and simply lovely floors because of Australian timber flooring, but they need to be properly cared for in order to maintain their stunning finish and premium presence.
At Floors By Nature, we offer a variety of Australian Timber Floors for Perth homes. Get in touch with our team today for a free quote.
If you already have an existing colour palette and would like timber floors to match your space, always remember that unlike a tile or carpet, each batch of timber will always be slightly different to what you may have seen in the showroom. Why? Well it was cut from a different tree – and this is what we love about timber. The beauty of the grain and knots are what makes us ‘ahh’ and ‘ohh’ at our timber floors.
The colour of the floor will significantly affect the atmosphere of the space, regardless of how big or tiny the room is. Darker coloured wood floors will help to bring the room in while giving depth and character if you have a large open-plan area with lots of natural light. Timber flooring ranges in colour from the light honey in Oak to the dark ruby reds of Jarrah. At Floors by Nature, we encourage viewing multiple flooring types in different wood species, textures, and colours so that you can see what suits you best. Come and see the big samples in our showroom so that you can get a real feel of what the timber will be like.
A good quality timber floor will last a lifetime which is why solid timber flooring guarantees you a long-lasting flooring choice for your home. Due to their strong nature and durability, people consider it as a good investment in their home which saves them a lot of money. With minimal maintenance, you can easily clean every solid timber flooring in Perth to maintain its sturdy nature.
All timbers are graded according to their strength by a measure called a Janka Rating. The average force needed to push an 11.28mm ball bearing halfway into a piece of timber is measured. The higher the number, the stronger the timber. Hardwood with a high Janka rating like Grey box or Bamboo will dent less if you walk on high heels or drop your keys as compared to timber with a low Janka rating like Tasmanian Oak. The scratching associated with this type of wear depends upon the resilience of the coating that has been applied. Our staff will inform you of the ratings of all displayed timbers and help you pick what timber flooring is best suited for your family and lifestyle.
Oak is a very stable timber and is commonly available in widths up to 220mm. The most common widths of timber floorboards fall in the range of 80 – 130mm. Board length ranges from 4m-0.6m in most timber species. The wider, longer and the thicker the board, the higher the price. See our flooring installation page for more information in board sizes.
Solid timber is graded according to how much or how little ‘feature’ is present in the board after milling. Feature refers to the black resinous gums, holes and borer marks that naturally occur in timber. Some timbers, like Marri, are heavily featured, and select grade does not exist. While other species cut from younger trees have much less feature. Many mills have their own particular names for the grades of their products, but all should be graded in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 2796.2 . Cleaner timber (Select Grade) will be more expensive than featured timber. At Floors by Nature we will discuss what timber grades are possible to achieve the look you like.
Below are descriptions of the basic grades available.
Providing for a floor that contains boards with similar features to Medium Feature – Standard Grade but where the length of features such as gum veins may be longer and past borer activity may be more frequent. Again depending on the species, features will vary and in some instances boards meeting high feature grade may only appear moderately featured.
Once you have decided on the timber and grade then its time to think about installation. Please check out the Installation Guide to choose the installation suited for your project.
Providing a floor that may have significantly more character than a Select Grade floor. To some degree this will depend on the features present in a particular species. In one species gum veins may naturally be prevalent while in another there may be few gum veins but past borer activity may be more prevalent. Therefore, this grade can be expected to have greater character than Select Grade, and contain an increased amount of gum vein, past borer activity, knots and natural discolouration.
Providing a floor where the feature present or natural discolouration will not dominate the appearance of the floor. Features that are permitted still include short narrow gum veins, a limited number and size of past borer activity and small knots.
Floors By Nature provides and installs a variety of Australian timber flooring from species and hardwoods of the finest quality.
We are here to help you make an easy decision about your flooring and give you the assurance that your floor will endure the test of time! Since 1965, Floors By Nature has been supplying and instaling a wide range of solid timber flooring to domestic and commercial properties in the region. Our friendly family service is well known for exclusively offering the finest quality, sustainable woods. With the most affordable prices, Floors By Nature provides you with first-rate service.
Give our flooring experts a call right away for an obligation-free quote!
FAQ – Australian Timber for flooring installation in Perth
Q. What are the benefits of Australian timber floors?
Our Australian Timber floor range is a durable, low-maintenance flooring option for any home. As a visually-enhancing, long-lasting solution, timber floors are a great way to add value to your Perth home.
Q. Is your Australian timber floor range easy to clean?
If you’re looking to install our Australian Timber Floors in your Perth home, we recommend cleaning them only with a small spray of water and a damp (not wet) mop. Once you’ve mopped, ensure you dry the hardwood floors as soon as possible.
Q. What Australian timber options do you stock?
At Floors By Nature, we stock a range of Australian Timber Floor options for Perth. This includes Jarrah, American Walnut, Blackbutt, Kempas, Marri, Tas Oak, Sheoak and much more.
Q. How much do your Australian timber floors cost?
While our floors’ pricing varies based on your selection, either visit our Perth showroom or get in touch with our team online for an obligation free quote. We’d love to help provide the perfect Australian timber floors for your space.
Q. What are your board sizes for Australian timber floors?
The most common widths for our Australian timber floors are between 80-130mm. However, our Perth flooring specialists offer narrower widths for those on a budget or seeking an alternative.
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