Timber Flooring: an Overview

If you are looking for timber flooring on the Sunshine Coast, you are not alone. We have provided a lot of hardwood flooring to homeowners in the Brisbane area. Most structural flooring is going to be hardwood flooring. We also have pine and particle board flooring. Here is an overview of timber flooring.

Timber Flooring Overview

Usually a Structural Component

A majority of homes in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast are built in variations of the European style, in which hardwood flooring helps provide part of the home’s structure. Timber flooring is used as the walking surface and is very attractive when maintained correctly.

When timber flooring is used to support the weight of the household, it is supported by battens or joists. Structural flooring can be made out of a structural sheet product, such as pine or particleboard flooring. However, traditional flooring is made out of tongued and grooved hardwood or pine boards. It provides the traditional look and feel of a timber floor and becomes an integral part of the house.

Decorative Flooring

Decorative flooring is flooring that provides no structural support. That means support must already be provided. In many cases the support will be a concrete slab, but in some cases decorative flooring is placed on top of structural flooring.

Parquet flooring is a great example of decorative flooring. There are also overlay systems that are made to go over structural flooring and provide a decorative finish.

Which is Best for You?

Generally, if you are building a new home or an addition to an old home, structural flooring is more appropriate because it can easily and naturally be incorporated into the structure of a new building. If you are trying to update, modernise or repair the floor of a home that is already built, the structural floor is already there. Consequently, it is easier to use an overlay such as parquet or particle board.

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