Floorboards Northern Beaches
We specialize in timber floorboard installations from advice on choosing timber , supply and install through to sanding and finishing. Servicing the Northern Beaches.
The advantages of using Austimber Floors :
- The job is quoted with no hidden extras
- We do all the work from start to finish – no sub contractors.
- This means we are responsible for every process – making sure everything is done properly and to correct Australian standards
Each floor is unique and is often seen as a focal point of the interior design.
Choosing a timber floor is generally made on the following:
- Board width – which also influences how the natural colours are blended
- Grade – Select / standard / feature
- Timber hardness
- Matching to an existing floor
In addition to this, aspects such as the origin of the flooring in terms of country, forest type or recycled, can also be of importance
Blackbutt has an attractive range of colour from cream to pale brown with a faint tinge of pink.
Tallowood features a distinct yellowish brown to olive-green colour. It is extremely durable and resistant to weather
A blend of golden yellows and pale creamy browns, with a soft yet neutral variety of colours and grains
A very hard and durable timber, with colours from dark reddish brown to dark shades of chocolate
Red Ironbark is very hard and dense, with a deep red colour infused with contrasting shades of yellow.
Spotted Gum is prized for its diversity in colours and hues, displaying creams, golden browns, yellows, olives and khakis.
A magnificent, dense hardwood, generally free of gum vein, with a diffusing colour of pale yellowish brown.
Valued for its texture, Brush Box ranges from pinkish to reddish brown, often with hues of grey
Exceptionally durable, Turpentine features a red to reddish-brown colour, through to a pinkish brown.
Jarrah is renowned world-wide for its density, resistance to insect attack and beautiful rich red colour which deepens over time into a soft burgundy.
Sydney Blue Gum has a straight grain that is sometimes interlocked. Its distinctive colour range goes from dark, rich pink through to deep red-brown
Colour varies from straw colour to reddish-brown with intermediate shades of cream to pink. The timber has straight, open and even grain with a texture that is open, uniform and fairly coarse.
American White Oak
American White Oak is pale coloured timber species Golden honey browns, some boards can have hints of soft pink tones. Large distinctive growth rings.
Floorboard Installation F.A.Q.s
Is acclimatisation necessary?
Where the average supplied moisture content of the flooring is near the expected average in service moisture content – acclimatisation is not necessary. Flooring is normally supplied of average of 10-12.5% the equilibrium moisture content for Sydney in general is 12%.
Small gaps appear in my floor boards during dry periods.
Timber is a natural product that expands and contracts with seasonal changes and is affected by the moisture content in the air. It is important to remember that small seasonal changes and movement in the timber flooring are consider normal – and not a defect.
Air condition removes moisture, gas heating adds moisture.
Do I need expansion joints in the middle of my floor.
Expansion joints are always needed around the perimeter of the floor. If the floor is more than 6 meters wide – then an intermediate expansion joint must be used
Can a new floor be laid over an existing timber floor.
Yes Timber is best laid over a timber, ply, or particleboard sub floor. This way the new flooring can be glued continuously along each board or have a full trowel bed.
Why is there a large price difference in select and standard grade timber.
Select timber is graded by its larger and straighter lengths, more uniform colour and grain, and lack of defects such as sap wood, knot holes, worm holes, and strapping marks.
Should I use Solvent based polyurethane to seal a new floor.
The answer is no This type of coating gets between the joints and seals them together – not allowing natural movements. The result is often a clumping of boards with irregular larger and more noticeable gaps between every 5th or 6th board. Sometimes this gluing effect can be stronger than the timbers ability to hold itself together and the board may even split this is called edge bonding/clumping.