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Engineered Timber Flooring
What is Engineered Timber Flooring?
'Engineered' refers to the timber plank's construction. Engineered timber planks consist of multiple layers, opposed to solid timber which is one single 'solid' plank of wood.
Engineered flooring is designed to be more stable than traditional solid timber planks. More stability ensures the flooring is less susceptible to cupping, bowing and warping.
This style of flooring works so that the grain runs perpendicularly, giving the flooring much more strength & stability - making any expansion or contraction with changes in different weather conditions. This type of timber is perfect for Australian building projects due to the volatile climate.
What are the benefits of Engineered Timber Flooring?
Engineered timber flooring is more stable than traditional solid planks, lower in cost of purchase, installation & maintenance, and is available in a much larger range of colours, sizes & finishes. Other benefits include underfloor heating compatibility, eco-friendly construction and warranty satisfaction.
I live in WA, can I order flooring with The Blue Space?
Unfortunately not at this stage.
Please note, at this stage all Flooring products are only available to metro areas, including Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney. This includes Wollongong, Newcastle, Canberra & the Central Coast.
We apologise for the inconvenience to those who are outside of these areas, however we are working on offering this service to greater regions soon.
How long until I can walk on my new floorboards after installation?
After installing Engineered Flooring, you can walk on your new floors immediately. If you have installed raw timber flooring, you will need to allow for polishing and curation time, which can take up to 5 days.
Installing engineered flooring can be simple however we also recommend engaging with a professional flooring layer to ensure installation is correct.
Can you paint timber floors?
Yes! Timber floors are commonly painted, stained and coated in polyurethane. However, you must check the compatibility of the timber with the paint, as some timbers naturally have a high oil content that can affect its coating. The Genuine Oak Raw timber is best for this application.
What is floating flooring?
Floating engineered flooring refers to a type of timber floorboard that does not need to be nailed or glued to the surface layer. Floating floors often operate with a tongue and groove, which click together, making the installation process quick & easy.
One disadvantage to floating floorboards is that is cannot be easily sanded or polished.
Can you put a floating floor over tiles?
While you can lay timber flooring over tiles, there are some things to consider before doing this.
1. If the original layer of tiles come loose, this can potentially damage your new flooring.
2. Tiles are rarely laid perfectly flat, meaning there could be some hollow areas.
3. Glue can become loose over time between tile and timber. To avoid this, clean your tiles with methylated spirits and lightly sand back to ensure the glue can bond.
Is Engineered Timber Flooring real timber?
Yes, engineered timber is real timber. The top layer (also known as the 'wear layer'), is genuine solid wood, and may be anything from 0.6mm to 6mm thick. Therefore, it is confirmed that engineered timber flooring is genuine, real timber and will look no different from traditional solid timber floorboards.
How to clean engineered flooring?
We recommend using non-abrasive mops, such as a microfiber mop, this works to remove debris and dust without damaging your new flooring. Try to use damp mops and nothing excessively wet. Too much moisture can cause damage to the planks, such as warping.
How to install floating flooring?
While our flooring can be easily installed using our helpful guidelines, we also recommend engaging with a professional floor layer to ensure your flooring installatino runs smoothly and is correctly laid.