Selecting Your Timber Flooring

Timber flooring is a perfect complement to the natural decor of many Brisbane homes. At Narangba Timbers, we go to great lengths to provide you with a plethora of choices while providing you with all of the information you need to choose the perfect materials for your project.

Particle Board

We recommend using two layers: particle board on the bottom or substrate layer and tongue and groove hardwood on the top. Particle board is made of fine particles of wood which are first bonded together. Then, they are sealed with a resin which is moisture resistant. The last step in the sealing process is wax. The particle boards that we have in stock for flooring measure 3600mm x 900mm x 19mm and can be cut to your exact requirements.

Selecting Timber Flooring

Tongue and Groove (T&G) Flooring

T&G flooring is supplied in random lengths to give your floor a natural appearance. The important factors for you will be the hardness and appearance. T&G flooring is best finished with a clear protectant such as oil or varnish. Some people like to use modern finishes such as polyurethane. Timber flooring can be stained, but tends to look better with a clear finish which allows the natural colour and beauty of your timber to show through.

Hardness and Appearance: the Determining Factors

Hardness and appearance are going to be the two factors that determine what timber you would like for your hardwood floor. Harder timbers work well for floors that are going to get a lot of traffic, especially a home with children. Grey Ironbark is the hardest, measuring at 14.0 on the hardness scale, with Red Ironbark right behind at 13.0.

Colour also matters. Red Ironbark has an attractive dark red colour, while Spotted Gum is brown and Blackbutt is a blonde colour.

Whatever your needs, we have the timber that is right for you.

Call Narangba Timbers Today

Are you ready to install a new hardwood floor in your home? Call Narangba Timbers today: (07) 3888 1293.

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