Solid timber flooring is a traditional style hardwood floor which is a solid piece of wood all the way through. ... Solid timber flooring looks amazing, ages well and can be re-sanded and polished numerous times which makes it a great long-term option.
Solid timber flooring is a renewable resource with a low manufacturing environmental impact and when compared to new engineered timber flooring solid flooring is still king and generally more durable. Solid hardwood flooring can be re sanded and stained many times allowing owners too easily change the colour and appearance of their floors.
Solid timber floors carry superior environmental credentials over the rest. Timber actually stores carbon and will continue to do so for its life as a floor. Timber flooring produces five times less carbon emissions than ceramic tiles (source: CRC for Greenhouse Accounting).
Timber floors actually sequester (store) carbon. Up to 50 per cent of the weight of dried timber is carbon that has been absorbed from the atmosphere by the tree as its growing. Lowering the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is one of the most important things we can do to reduce the damage associated with climate change. According to the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting (2007), the carbon footprint of timber subfloor framing is approximately 10 times less than a concrete slab or steel subfloor frame. Similarly, the carbon footprint of a timber floor surface is five times less than a ceramic tile floor.
Solid timber floors have many long term and intrinsic benefits good quality solid timber floors last for decades. A timber floor of standard thickness (20mm) can have a service life of approaching 100 years. The largest competitor to timber flooring – carpet – is regarded as having a service life of approximately 10 - 15 years due to the accumulation of stains and high wear in trafficable areas. By comparison, and often with a minimal maintenance program, solid timber floors will not only last longer but actually look better as the years go by
Our solid timber French Oak Floors are wide planks 220mm milled from a single piece of oak responsibly sourced from French forests that hold PEFC certification. Our solid French oak floors have a thick wear surface and can be sanded and finished many times.
Solid timber French Oak Floors are hypoallergenic, durable, easy to maintain and will add value to any home. The natural tones, textures, and grains work together to enhance the atmosphere of your home and wide planks will add a touch of luxury. Our floorboards are manufactured locally in Australia so you can be assured of immediate supply.
While some timber flooring options may be more expensive upfront, they carry more additional benefits than the other options, and with minimal maintenance will look better for longer and be more economical in the long term.
Carefully weigh up the benefits of the various flooring options before you make a final choice as not only is it a big investment but it affects your family’s health, the aesthetics and value of your home.