If you are considering having a timber floor installed I encourage you to contact a professional here at Wood Wonders to help guide you through the process from start to finish. We are here to help you achieve your desired outcome with minimal stress and time, with our vast knowledge of timber species, practices and installation methods.
Size, Colour, Species and Grade
Solid timber floors come in a variety of styles - factory finished, unfinished, different sizes, colours, and grades Choosing the style that is best for you is an important decision, and will be based on a your lifestyle, your decorating style, and the area in which you want to install your timber floor. Talk to a professional floor installer at Wood Wonders to weigh the advantages of each alternative.
The solid timber comes traditionally in two sizes 19x80mm and 19x130mm in random length. (Special sizes are available 230mm...etc.)
Colours and species
Probably the two most important things to consider. Timber floors come in a variety of rainbow colours to fit any taste and desires. You can also achieve a unique look with custom stains and finishes. The possibilities are endless. Today's timber floors come in more than 50 species, both domestic and exotic, spanning the spectrum of colour options, and price ranges. No matter the look you want to achieve, there are a variety of species to meet your desires.
The hardness of the timber is another key component in your decision. Durability and resistance against abrasion or indentation is an important attribute of your future floor.
The appearance of the wood determines its "grade". All three grades are equally strong and serviceable, but each offers a different look. Select grade is almost clear, but contains minimal natural characteristics such as knots and colour variations. Natural grade wood has more natural characteristics such as knots and colour variations than select grades, and often is chosen because of these natural features and the character they bring to a room, variegated appearance, light and dark colours, knots, flags, sap lines and some borer holes depending on the species you choose.
Third grade wood is rustic in appearance allowing all wood characteristics of the species.