Engineered Timber floors ARE REAL TIMBER floors, that have an extra supportive layer that offers many advantages aside from what genuine timber flooring entails. Engineered timber flooring consists of a 3mm – 6mm real hardwood timber veneer, pre-laminated to an engineered backing board (Plywood) which forms the tongue and groove. They are commonly pre-finished on a factory coating line, with 7 – 9 thin layers of coating. The final coat often includes a hardening additive (Aluminium Oxide) to increase the durability of the finished product. This hardening additive makes engineered timber flooring very durable and resistant to movement.
As with solid timber, the hardness of an engineered floor (Janka Rating) is dependent only on the top timber, not the backing. Engineered boards come in packs and therefore boards are usually about 1.8m long. Some of these lengths are made up of 2 shorter planks which really help us to achieve a random pattern when we install your floor. This makes it an increasingly popular substitute for traditional solid timber flooring. Engineered flooring can be either floated on an approved underlay, or glued directly to a suitable subfloor in order to achieve a more solid feel underfoot.
At Floors By Nature, we have large samples of the Engineered Products on display so you will know exactly what your floor will look like. For engineered Australian timber flooring installation guidelines, please see our flooring installation page or talk to our flooring specialists.
Compared to a solid board of the same width an engineered installation can be $20 -$40 cheaper /m2
The boards arrive at your home already coated. Once they are installed you can move straight in – No waiting for sanding and finishing. It’s easy to see why this is a popular choice for renovations and apartments.
The boards are coated in the controlled conditions of a factory spray booth so the finish is of an extremely high standard.
Just like a solid timber floor, your engineered floor can be re-sanded and coated where it lays if it is ever damaged.
All the timber is sourced from sustainable forests through the FSC Chain of custody. Using only a thin layer of timber means that one tree goes much further.
The Manjimup Jarrah Engineered Australian Timber Flooring collection features high-grade Australian timber popular for its dark and red-stained looks and very durable structure. Locally sourced from Manjimup, Western Australia, this engineered Australian timber flooring is a popular choice for heritage properties due to the durability of the flooring. WoodPecker Flooring offers a lifetime structural warranty for domestic installations and 10 years structural warranty for commercial installations.
The NSW Blackbutt Engineered Australian Timber Flooring collection features high-grade Australian timber popular for their charred black and dark stains which looks absolutely stunning in any installation. Locally sourced from Coffs Harbour in NSW, Western Australia, this engineered Australian timber flooring is one of the highest-valued timber products in the local industry. WoodPecker Flooring offers a lifetime structural warranty for domestic installations and 10 years structural warranty for commercial installations.
The Spotted Gum Engineered Australian Timber Flooring collection features high-grade Australian timber demand for their back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant colour palette which ranges from light brown through to dark red-brown hues. WoodPecker Flooring offers a lifetime structural warranty for domestic installations and 10 years structural warranty for commercial installations.
FAQ – Engineered Australian Timber Range
Q. What are the benefits of engineered Australian timber flooring?
Alongside offering a contemporary aesthetic, engineered Australian timber is more durable than real timber. Additionally, ease of installation and cost-effectiveness make engineered timber a popular choice for many!
Q. How durable is engineered Australian timber flooring?
Our engineered Australian timber flooring is extremely durable making it a suitable solution for houses across Perth! A hardening agent is added to our engineered floorboards during manufacturing that makes them hard-wearing and long-standing.
Q. Will engineered Australian timber flooring scratch easily?
No! Engineered Australian timber has various coatings that make them scratch-resistant. While it’s a hard-wearing option for most, especially young families, we still advise practising proper floor maintenance such as adding stoppers to your chairs so that regular movement doesn’t mark your floor.
Q. How do you install engineered Australian timber flooring?
Our installation is conducted in alignment with manufacturing directions to ensure your warranty remains valid. For more information, please get in touch with our team on (08) 9331 5004.
Q. How much does engineered Australian flooring cost?
If you’d like a quote for our engineered Australian Timber flooring, please contact Floors By Nature via (08) 9331 5004 or complete an online request for a price estimate.
Q. What are your board sizes for engineered Australian timber floors?
We provide a range of different board sizes for our engineered Australian timber. For information on sizes, please get in touch with our team on (08) 9331 5004 or schedule a visit to our showroom in O’Connor (6163) to browse our available floorboards.