TIMBER FLOORING INSTALLATION MELBOURNE
Timber flooring has always been popular, the unique shades of the timber itself coupled with its grain and other figures such as knots, and burls offers a truly unique aesthetic to any space. However, timber flooring installation comes with significant cost, so it’s important to understand what you’re getting.
If you’ve not run up against the term “solid” and “engineered” timber before, fret not! Eco Timber Group is here to help!
Solid timber refers to timber that is a traditional style of hardwood timber. It is formed of a single, solid piece of wood, with no artificial core or base in order to enhance certain properties of the wood. Solid timber flooring installation is often done with the timber in its raw form, meaning that when installation is complete, a full sanding and polishing is required. When done well, solid timber flooring can last for decades, but it can come with a number of drawbacks due to increased maintenance, limited choice, and long installation time averaging around 4-6 weeks.
Engineered timber flooring is timber that’s been enhanced artificially through the use of a core material supplemented with a veneer of the desired timber. Eco Timber Group’s Heatwood is a prime example of this, consisting of a composite stone base with a hardwood veneer. This means that, unlike solid timber, Heatwood is perfect for buildings with in-floor heating. Engineered timber is also pre-treated, meaning that installation is quicker, available in a huge range of species, and performs better against fluctuating temperatures and humidity. Furthermore, when compared to solid timber flooring, engineered timber flooring installation is slightly cheaper!This is largely due to the fat that engineered timber is pre-fabricated, meaning that no time is spent measuring individual planks to be installed into your room.
Regardless of your preference, both solid and engineered flooring provide beautiful options, and when you buy from Eco Timber Group, your timber flooring installation will not only be efficient with a beautiful finished product, but will also help you do your bit in helping the planet recover from global warming.