The type or species mix is elected for a floor are usually determined by the required look of the floor, hardness requirements, the availability and price. Table 1 provides a guide for color, hardness and size availability of Australian timbers in general
used for flooring.

The sapwood of many hardwood species is much easier than between adjacent heartwood. If a species with lyctid susceptible sapwood is selected, then each sapwood, which are conserved in the boards. Treatment with CCA will usually give a green color to the sapwood.

The character of the floor is influenced by the nature and characteristics of the timber class. A recent trend towards natural feature such as gum veins and knots in many manufacturers have been provided with their own qualities and not only in the Australian standards.

Hardness gives an indication of some kind of "resistance to indentation and, to some extent wear. Floors, possibly under high traffic and high point loads, as they may, by high-heeled shoes specifications require difficult species. May be soft wood to indent under these conditions expected.

Not improve resistance of floor coverings collection, but abrasion resistance influence.

Reference: TRADAC Technical Data Sheet 11

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Hardwood Floor is one of the best options for owners of land because of its beautiful appearance and long lasting characteristics. You can add value to your property by using them in your current or new home. You will be surprised to find a wide variety of colors and shades
wooden floor that is coming and will surely find one that can mix well with your home color scheme. A good feature wooden floor is their natural look which blends well with any style of home decor.

One of the best qualities of wood floor is its function free of cleaning problems where the particles of dust can be cleaned easily with a mop or a vacuum on them. It spills over them can also be quickly and conveniently removed in just seconds, without any stain or mark uneven.

Hardwood Floor looks elegant in every room of a house if it's your kitchen, dining room or bedroom. It's good for the kitchen and dining area, which are prone to food spills, and can be cleaned in secondsand give a shiny appearance. However, it can be easily kept very clean, not reflected as a vinyl paint that can be very hard on your eyes. It is also a good choice for TV room, which can be kept very clean, without reflecting on the eyes.

Hardwood Floor looks good in the bedroom and goes well with bedroom furniture. You can also put a mattress next to his bed on the floor, so that when you get down after a nap, you can get a soft feel underfoot. You can also use in bathrooms and laundry, provided it is well to hold moisture. People who are prone to allergies can safely use wood floor in your home as dust particles that commonly cause allergies are not stacked on it, which are usually present in carpet.

Wooden floor is ideal for both winters and summers, and it's great to walk during the summer and at the same time providing an excellent insulation during the coldest winter. There is a huge range of options for natural tones of wood floor, ranging from the color of sand or euro pale shades darker, richer brown. Wood Flooring is a natural product, so that the colors or designs are not spread uniformely throughout the area, and this is the beauty of the product itself. The best part is that when you see the top floor of a house, the mix of light and dark shadows to perfection with each other and show great respect to the surface.

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Wooden floor boards come in two main varieties – solid and engineered.

Solid wooden floor boards are available in either structural (19mm) or non-structural (13mm) varieties. "The 19mm product has structural strength and can be laid over backing," explains Dave Angus from Boral. "The 13mm product has to be laid onto a solid flooring base because it doesn't have any structural strength. By 'solid flooring base' I mean concrete, particle board or plywood." The 19mm product is sometimes called 'tongue and groove' flooring, while the 13mm version is sometimes referred to as 'overlay'.

Engineered flooring

Engineered timber flooring features a hardwood top layer, and then the rest of the structure is either plantation pine or plywood. "The beauty of this type of flooring is that it's a pre-finished board, so the sanding and the coating have already been done. You can literally lay the product onto a floor and be moving in furniture and walking on it in a couple of hours," says Dave.

Engineered flooring uses either a 'floating' or 'direct stick' installation method. With the floating method, a foam underlay is put on top of the floor. This generally has a moisture barrier, and the engineered floor can be placed directly on top of that underlay – no sticking down is required. The 'direct stick' method involves sticking the wooden floor boards onto old timber floors or concrete.

There are pros and cons to both solid and engineered timber flooring. Solid floors are very durable, come in a wide range of finishes and are easy to replace. On the down side, they tend to shrink and expand due to variations in humidity levels. Engineered floors are very easy to install and humidity does not affect them greatly, but they are less durable and more difficult to replace.

Sources of wooden floor boards

Popular timbers include the Australian species blackbutt, and there is also a trend towards lighter timbers such as New England oak, stringy bark, spotted gum and Australian beech. "These woods are reasonably hard and relatively easy to work with. They're not going to show the indentations in the floor too easily," says Dave. Timbers that show the grains and knots in the woods are also becoming popular.

The most durable species for wooden floor boards is ironbark, but because of its hardness it isn't easy to install. "You really need a high level of professionalism for that," says Dave.

The cost of timber flooring depends on the availability of timbers and the installation method. Generally speaking, timber flooring starts from about $50 per square metre and can be anything up to $200 per square metre.

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Timber flooring is one of the best flooring choices for homeowners because of its beautiful looks and long lasting features. You can enhance the look of your property by using them in your existing or new house. You will be amazed to find the wide variety of colors and shades that timber floor comes in, and you will surely find one that can blend well with your home color scheme. A good characteristic of timber floor is its natural look that can go well with every style of home decoration.

One of the best qualities of timber flooring is its trouble free cleaning feature where the dust particles can be effortlessly cleaned by mopping or vacuuming over them. Spills over them can also be quickly and easily wiped in just a short span of time, without any stain or patchy mark.

Timber floor looks elegant in every room of a house be it your kitchen, dining area or your bedroom. It is good for your kitchen and dining room which are likely to get food spills, and you can mop them in no timeand give a sparkling look. Although, it can be easily kept sparkling clean, it does not reflect like a vinyl paint that can be harsh on your eyes. It is also a good option for entertainment room which can be kept sparkling clean without reflecting on eyes.

Timber flooring appears good in bedroom as well as it goes well with bedroom furnishing. You can also put a small mat next to your bed over the floor, so that when you get down after your nap, you may get a soft feel under your toes. It is also used in bathrooms and laundry, only if they are properly taken care to keep out the damp. People who are prone to allergies can safely use timber floor in their house as dust particles that generally cause allergies are not loaded in it, which usually are present in carpets.

Timber floor is a perfect choice for both winters and summers as it is cool to walk on during summer and at the same time give a very good insulation during cooler winters. You can get a huge range of choices of natural shades of timber floor, ranging from sand color or pale euro to darker and richer shades of brown. Timber floor is a natural product, so the colors or designs are not uniformely spread all over the surface, and this is the very beauty of the product. The best part is that when you see the flooring laid on a house, the lighter and darker shades mix together perfectly with each other and give a great look to the surface.

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