Adelaide Timber Floor Installation: Services To Expect From Us
We at Australian Construction can do all the things necessary for Adelaide timber floor installation. Today, we will share with you these things. By the end of this article, you will realise why we are the premier choice as far as timber floor installation is concerned.
Timber floor installation is not a simple thing to do. There is a lot of measuring and gluing, sanding, and even polishing. As such, you should only look for a contractor who can do all these things. This way, the contractor will do the job from start to finish—saves you a lot of headache and money.
Service 1: Engineered timber flooring
There are several types of engineered timber flooring. When we say engineered, we are referring to boards made of softwood, and then sandwiched between two layers of hardwood.
We source all of the timber flooring and finishing products for you so you can avoid lengthy time researching and shopping around. The benefit of this is that we are also able to purchase straight from the manufacturer.
Engineered timber flooring can last up to 30 years. It is a good alternative to hardwood because it is durable and affordable.
Here are the pros of using engineered timber flooring:
- They are stylish—there are so many variations of engineered timber flooring; it is up to you to choose what design you like. Because of this, it is easy to match it with your interior design.
- They are durable – some of these are made of high-quality plywood. Manufactured with durability in mind, they can last decades. They are easy to find, so it is not a big problem should some areas need to be replaced.
One thing you may not like about this is the maintenance. Well, all kinds of timber flooring are a tad difficult to maintain. Also, some brands may fade fast. If these are serious issues to you, we are here to help you choose the best manufacturers so you will get your money’s worth.
Service 2: Overlays
An overlay is a solid strip of flooring. This is primarily used if the substrate was never prepared to accept typical solid timber. Also, if you need a thinner floor, this is the best option.
What happens with an overlay is that the strips of wood are glued to the flooring. If your flooring is concrete, we will glue the strip on it.
Here are some types of the floor where you could use overlays:
- Sheet floor
For as long as the substrate can accept glue, we can use the wood overlay. There are many types of wood strips that you can choose from. Also, we can do this outdoors and even indoors.
Service 3: Parquetry
Parquetry is an art where you create patterns with wood. It is often used in hotels and houses. Parquetry is a great choice if you want your establishment to stand out from the rest.
Here are the pros of parquetry:
- Versatility – your imagination is your limit. With parquetry, you can choose from many designs, and even make your own. Just remember that the design was to accommodate the square or rectangular shape of the wood.
- Durable – parquetry is glued to the substrate. There are modern parquetry systems that have locking mechanisms, and no glue is required. Whatever method is used, it is durable and will last for decades.
On a side note, parquetry has a significantly higher cost than normal wood flooring. Also, some are easy to maintain and some are not. If you need advice on how it works and what your responsibilities will be, just give us a call and we will give you guidance about this flooring system.
Service 4: Sanding and polishing
Sanding and polishing come hand in hand. At the beginning of the timber floor installation, we need to prepare the substrate by sanding. This is the only way we can guarantee a perfect fit for the planks.
Depending on the wood you buy, you may not need sanding and polishing on some occasions. However, real timber wood flooring comes in rough cuts and shapes. Hardwood also needs to be prepared. We need to cut them to size if they are already customised before moving onto the sanding process.
Once they are sanded, they have to be stained, which we will discuss in the next section. Polishing is the final step where the wood flooring will get a sheen.
If you already have your flooring installed and it is old, you can still give us a call and we can discuss how we can help you bring back your wood flooring to its original lustre.
Service 5: Staining and liming
If what you bought is unstained hardwood, we can do the staining for you. There are many types of stains to choose from, including oil-based and water-based stains.
Liming, on the other hand, is a process where the goal is to lighten the colour of the wood. Sometimes, old wood can get dark after staining—even if both the wood and the stain are light in colour originally.
Liming creates a paler look than your typical wood. Although some people call it whitewashing, these two processes are actually different. Liming provides a finish that still retains the character of the wood.
If you need staining and liming services, give us a call. If you are going to use any of our full timber wood flooring installation services, staining and liming shall be a part of our project discussion.
Summary: Adelaide Timber Floor Installation
The suggestions listed above are just a few of the services and products we can offer. If you ever need Adelaide Timber Floor Installation, the company to call is Australian Construction. We have over 20 years of experience, and we know everything there is about timber floor installation.
Give us a call on 1800 155 881 so we can discuss your project. We have engineers and specialists on standby to go to your location. We will measure the area of the flooring, and then we can discuss the other details. From there, we will give you a price quote and then we can get the job started.