Timber Floor Installation
Our team at millennium floors can provide Timber floor installation services for residential and commercial, we are QBCC licensed and insured and we are members of the Australasian timber flooring association.
As nowadays there is such a large variety of timber flooring available to choose from. From Solid T & G, overlay to a pre finished engineered product with over 20 years in the Timber flooring industry we can provide the right advice to suit your timber flooring project.
T&G Solid flooring
Flooring with a tongue to one board edge and a groove to the other. End-match flooring additionally has a T&G profile to board ends. The tongue and groove fit together, enabling boards to join and align. Profiles may be ‘standard’, usually for top (face) nailing or a ‘secret nail profile’ for either top nailing or concealed fixing. Structural flooring for laying direct to joists or battens is a minimum of 19mm thick.
Prefinished solid timber flooring
This is T&G Solid Flooring where the boards have been factory pre-coated. The flooring is
often manufactured 18mm thick and installed as an overlay floor.
Block parquet is the main type manufactured in Australia with a common block size of 260mm x 65mm. However, larger parquet often with tongued and grooved edges and ends is also available, particularly in Oak. Mosaic finger parquet (small pieces adhered to a backing layer to form a tile) is now less common.
Flooring is generally supplied within the moisture content range of hardwood manufacturingstandard AS 2796 and at an average moisture content of between 10 and 12% For verylarge jobs in specific environments (e.g. art gallery), a different range may be specified. Note
that imported timber flooring is often manufactured to a lower average moisture content.
Strip flooring and parquet is to be supplied to the specified AS 2796.2 grade, or amanufacturer’s grade. The grade relates to the number and size of features in the flooring. Agrade with less natural feature has a cleaner appearance and a grade with higher amounts
of feature provides a floor with more character. Imported grading rules generally differ bothin concept and board appearance, to that within the Australian grading standard.
Features are the natural characteristics of the wood including gum veins, past borer activityand knots present in the flooring.
The subfloor is the structural element that the flooring is fixed to. It includes joists, concreteslabs and sheet flooring of plywood and particleboard over which the flooring is installed.
Floorboards installed direct to joists or battens need to have minimum thickness of 19mmand the joists and batten spacing permitted will depend on the species, grade, profile and fixing method of the flooring.
Overlay flooring is installed over a continuous structural subfloor (e.g. plywood to joists) and is often non-structural flooring (less than 19mm thick).
Underlay is a non-structural layer between the flooring and a continuous subfloor. It is often a foam for floating floors (and not applicable to solid timber floors), sheet (e.g. thinner plywood) or an acoustic sound absorbing product.
An underlay designed to provide a floor system with the required acoustic sound performance and is particularly important in multi-level apartments.
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