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Pre-Finished solid flooring, Bamboo, Timber Veneer/Engineered, Floating Floors, Laminate Flooring

Pre-finished solid flooring

What is a pre-finished solid floorboard?

Pre-finished solid flooring is one solid piece of timber that has a tongue and groove construction. It is pre-finished and does not need to be sanded and polished after it is installed.

How thick is pre-finished solid timber flooring?

Most pre-finished solid timber floorboards are 18mm thick. This may vary so please check the dimensions of your chosen flooring.

Can I install pre-finished solid myself?

The installation of pre-finished solid flooring is complicated and should always be done by a professional timber flooring installer.

How much does installation of pre-finished solid timber flooring cost?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre does not offer an installation service. The cost of professional installation of a pre-finished solid floor will vary from installer to installer, and will depend on your sub-floor. As a guide installation should cost $35.00 per square meter on timber or chipboard and $55.00 per square meter on concrete.

What is the process for installing solid timber on concrete?

Because solid timber needs to be glued and nailed it cannot be installed directly on concrete. If you wish to have pre-finished solid flooring installed over concrete it may be installed on ply board or with special rubberised glue. Both these options are similar in cost. Please discuss your installation options with your installer prior to purchasing a solid timber floor to be installed on concrete.

Does the cost of installation cover carpet removal?

The cost of installation as described above is for install only. This will not cover carpet or tile removal. If you require carpet removal please speak to your installer about a quote.

Can you recommend someone to install my pre-finished solid floor?

We are unable to recommend a flooring installer, however we are able to give you contact details of installers based in Melbourne upon request.

Are solid timber floors waterproof?

Pre-finished solid timber flooring is not waterproof and is not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries and toilets. Solid timber flooring is suitable for use in kitchens when installed correctly.

Is solid timber flooring water-resistant?

Solid timber flooring is not water resistant, and is not suitable for use in wet areas.

How durable is solid timber flooring?

The durability of your Solid Timber floor will very much depend on the hardness rating of the timber. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to discuss hardness ratings of individual floors in our showroom.

Can solid timber floors be re-sanded and polished?

Pre-finished solid floors can be sanded and polished. How many times you can do this will depend on how much you take off in a sand. Generally 18mm pre-finished solid floors can be sanded and polished 3-5 times.

Can pre-finished solid timber flooring be used outdoors?

Pre-finished solid timber flooring is not suitable for use outside.

Can solid floorboards be used in laundries?

Pre-finished solid flooring is not suitable for use in laundries.

Can solid timber flooring be used in bathrooms?

Pre-finished solid timber flooring is not suitable for use in bathrooms.

Can Solid timber floors be used in Kitchens?

Installed correctly solid flooring is suitable for use in Kitchens.

Can Solid timber floors be used in wet areas?

Pre-finished solid floors are not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries and toilets. Solid timber flooring is suitable for use in kitchens.

Can pre-finished solid flooring be used in commercial environments?

The suitability of pre-finished solid timber flooring for use in commercial environments will depend on the hardness of the timber. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to discuss hardness of individual floors in our showrooms.

Generally, in a shop or commercial environment a laminate with a commercial warranty is a better choice.

Can solid timber floors be used in high traffic areas?

How durable a pre-finished solid floor is and how well it will stand up to high traffic conditions will depend on the hardness of the timber. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to discuss hardness of individual floors in our showrooms.

Can solid timber floors be used in a rental or investment property?

Solid timber flooring can be used in rental or investment properties.

Laminate flooring is a popular choice in rental properties as it is both more durable and cheaper than solid Timber. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre staff are happy discuss rental and investment property flooring needs.

Can solid timber flooring be installed in an apartment?

Pre-finished solid Timber floors may be used apartments, however some Body Corporates may have specific rules about what flooring and underlay can be used in their building. It is best to check with your Body Corporate what their requirements are regarding floors before you purchase.

Also remember that solid timber flooring cannot be installed directly over concrete.

Can solid timber flooring be used on stairs?

Pre-finished solid flooring is suitable for use on stairs. The installation is a little more complicated, and as such your installer will charge you more for stairs than their standard square meter rate. Please discuss this with your installer.

Is there a warranty/ guarantee on pre-finished solid floors?

The nature of solid timber flooring means it does not come with a warranty. Timber is a natural product that will expand and contract with changing conditions.

If you require a warranty on your floor please look at our range of timber veneer, laminate, and bamboo floors.

Will pets scratch pre-finished solid flooring?

How scratch resistant a pre-finished solid timber floor is depends on the hardness of the timber. Some timbers are very hard while others are relatively soft. You will need to check individual timber types for hardness rating. The Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to help you with this.

Will children scratch solid timber flooring?

How scratch resistant a pre-finished solid timber floor is depends on the hardness of the timber. Some timbers are very hard while others are relatively soft. You will need to check individual timber types for hardness rating. The Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to help you with this.

Is pre-finished solid flooring scratchproof?

How scratch resistant a pre-finished solid timber floor is depends on the hardness of the timber. Some timbers are very hard while others are relatively soft. You will need to check individual timber types for hardness rating. The Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to help you with this.

Is Solid timber flooring more durable than a floating floor?

A solid timber floor is not necessarily more durable than a floating floor, and floating floors may be better for some applications. The Timber Flooring Clearance Centre staff are happy to discuss your flooring requirements to help you find the most suitable product for your needs.

How do I clean pre-finished solid floors?

It is not recommended to steam clean solid flooring. Supermarket floor cleaners with a mop and bucket will be fine. Some supermarket floor cleaners may leave streaks. Our insider tip is to clean pre-finished solid floors with a small amount of dishwashing liquid in a mop bucket of warm water. Streak-free floors!

How do I maintain pre-finished solid floors?

Use protective pads under your furniture, keep your solid floor free from sand and dirt, mop up any spills on solid timber flooring immediately, Move floor rugs around occasionally.

You may wish to sand and polish your pre-finished solid floor if it shows significant signs of wear. How many times you can do this will depend on how deeply you sand.

Can solid timber floors be installed on concrete?

Because solid timber needs to be glued and nailed it cannot be installed directly on concrete. If you wish to have pre-finished solid flooring installed over concrete it may be installed on ply board or with special rubberised glue. Both these options are similar in cost.

Please discuss your installation options with your installer prior to purchasing a solid timber floor to be installed on concrete.

Can pre-finished solid floorboards be installed on tiles?

In most cases solid timber flooring can be installed over an existing tile floor, if the tiles are even and not lifting. Check individual product instructions to be sure.

Can pre-finished solid flooring be installed on carpet?

Solid timber flooring should not be installed over carpet. Your carpet should be removed and your solid floorboards should be glued and secret nailed directly to the subfloor.

What if I spill something on pre-finished timber flooring?

If you spill something on your pre-finished timber flooring wipe it up immediately. Solid timber will be significantly damaged by flood.

Can pre-finished solid flooring be walked on in high heels?

How scratch and dent resistant a pre-finished solid timber floor is will depend on the hardness rating of the timber. Some solid timber floors are quite hard and some are relatively soft. The hardness varies greatly between species of Timber. It is generally best not to walk on solid timber flooring in high heels.

Timber flooring Clearance Centre staff are happy to discuss the hardness ratings of the floors in our showroom.

Will my sub-floor need to be levelled before installation of pre-finished solid floorboards?

Your sub-floor will need to be fairly level (no more than a 3mm height difference over a 1 square meter area) before solid flooring can be installed.

What is the hardness rating of solid timber flooring?

The hardness rating of solid timber floorings varies depending on the species of timber used.

What is the Hardness/ Janka rating of spotted Gum?

The Janka rating of Spotted Gum is 11.0

What is the hardness/ Janka rating of Blackbutt?

The Janka rating of Blackbutt is 9.1

What is the hardness/ Janka rating of Jarrah?

The Janka rating of Jarrah is 8.5

What is the hardness/ Janka rating of Kempas?

The Janka rating of Kempas is 7.5

What is the Hardness/ Janka rating of Tasmanian Oak?

The Janka Rating of Tasmanian Oak is 5.5

What is the hardness/ janka rating of Sydney Blue Gum?

The Janka Rating of Sydney Blue Gum is 9.0

What is the hardness/ Janka rating of Merbau?

The janka rating of Merbau is 6.7

What colours are available in pre-finished solid flooring?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre has a range of pre-finished solid timber floors. We suggest you come into our showroom to view our range.

What is the difference between solid and engineered flooring?

A floating Timber Floor has a 3-4mm of real timber on the top of ply board.

A solid timber floor is one solid piece of timber all the way through. Engineered floors will be installed as a floating floor, over an underlay. Solid timber flooring will need to be glued and nailed to the subfloor.

Because solid timber is glued and nailed to the subfloor cracks may appear on or between boards as the timber expands and contracts with changing conditions. This is rare in a floating floor.

Does pre-finished solid flooring need to be installed on an underlay?

Pre-finished solid flooring needs to be glued and nailed directly to your subfloor and should not be installed on an underlay.

Can I use an underlay with pre-finished solid timber flooring?

Pre-finished solid timber needs to be glued and nailed to the subfloor and is not suitable for use with underlays .

Can pre-finished solid timber floorboards be installed on under-floor heating?

Floating Flooring can usually be installed on underfloor heating. You will need to turn the heating up slowly over a week-10 days at the beginning of winter, and down again slowly at the end of winter to prevent cracking of your solid timber floor.

Does the price include GST?

All prices at Timber Flooring Clearance Centre include GST.

Does the price include quads?

Our prices do not include quads or trims. We do sell a range of these products, though most installers will include these as part of their price.

Laminate Flooring

Can I install laminate flooring myself?

Pre-finished solid flooring is one solid piece of timber that has a tongue and groove construction. It is pre-finished and does not need to be sanded and polished after it is installed.

More questions

Laminate flooring is a click system and requires no glue. It is designed to be DIY, however it does require some skill and the use of some tools. Instructions for installation are included in the pack. Whether you will be able to install your floor yourself will depend on how handy you are.

How much extra should I allow for wastage and off cuts of laminate flooring?

How much extra you need will depend on the shape of your room, and can vary from 3-10%. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre staff are happy to discuss your individual requirements.

What tools do I need to install laminate floorboards?

You may need a saw, a pencil, a ruler, a measuring tape, spacers, a block, a pull bar and other items. You will need to check individual products for installation instructions.

How much does installation of laminate flooring cost?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre does not offer an installation service. The cost of professional installation of a laminate floor will vary from installer to installer. As a guide, an installer should charge between $25 per square metre, and supply your quads/ scotia and trims.

Does the cost of installation cover carpet removal?

The cost of installation as described above is for install only. This will not cover carpet or tile removal. If you require carpet removal please speak to your installer about a quote.

Can you recommend someone to install my laminate floor?

We are unable to recommend a flooring installer, however we are able to give you contact details of installers based in Melbourne upon request.

Do laminate floorboards require glue to install?

Laminate Flooring is a click system and does not require glue to install. It must be installed on an underlay.

Is laminate flooring waterproof?

Laminate floorboards are not waterproof. They are water resistant and can be mopped. If something is spilled on your laminate floor clean it up as quickly as possible.

Laminate flooring is not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries, and toilets. Laminate floors are suitable for use in kitchens.

You may wish to check if your insurance covers damage to laminate floors caused by flooding etc.

Is laminate flooring water-resistant?

Laminate flooring is water resistant. Laminate flooring is not waterproof. It is not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries and toilets, and will be damaged if it is flooded.

You may wish to check if your insurance covers damage to laminate flooring due to flood.

How durable are laminate floors?

Laminate is very tough, and has many applications. The durability of your laminate floor will depend on several factors including level of gloss, AC rating etc

Each flooring manufacturer will have their own guidelines for the use of their floors.

You will need to check the floor you have chosen for it’s specific durability and warranty information.

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre is happy to answer your questions regarding durability of individual floors in our showroom.

Can laminate flooring be sanded and polished?

Laminate flooring is not real timber; It’s just a picture. As such, it cannot be sanded and polished. Repair kits are available to fill small scratches in laminate flooring.

Can laminate floors be used outdoors?

Laminate flooring is not suitable for use outside.

Can laminate floorboards be used in laundries?

Laminate floors are not suitable for use in laundries.

Can laminate flooring be used in bathrooms?

Laminate floorboards are not suitable for use in bathrooms.

Can laminate flooring be used in Kitchens?

Laminate flooring is suitable for use in Kitchens.

Can laminated flooring be used in wet areas?

Laminate floors are not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries and toilets. Laminate flooring is suitable for use in kitchens.

Can laminate flooring be used in shops?

Many laminate floors can be used in shops, offices, and commercial environments. Laminate floors are a popular choice for commercial applications due to their durability and comparatively low cost.

Many laminate floors will come with a commercial warranty. This warranty will show whether the floor is suitable for light, moderate, or heavy commercial applications.

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre is happy to help you select a laminate floor that will fit your commercial needs.

Many laminate floors have an AC rating which will help you choose what the floor is suitable for.

As a quick guide:
AC1 is suitable for lighter and fairly infrequent traffic such as a bedroom.

AC2 is suitable for general residential use such as living and dining areas.

AC3 is suitable for high traffic residential and light commercial use.

AC4 is suitable for moderate-high commercial applications such as restaurants and offices.

AC5 is suitable for heavy traffic commercial applications such as department stores and public buildings.

Can laminate floorboards be used in restaurants?

Many laminate floors are suitable for use in restaurants. You will need to check the specific durability and AC ratings of individual products. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre is happy to discuss AC ratings and commercial applications of their flooring ranges.

Can laminate flooring be used in commercial environments?

Many laminate floors can be used in shops, offices, and commercial environments. Laminate floors are a popular choice for commercial applications due to their durability and comparatively low cost.

Many laminate floors will come with a commercial warranty. This warranty will show whether the floor is suitable for light, moderate, or heavy commercial applications.

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre is happy to help you select a laminate floor that will fit your commercial needs. Many laminate floors have an AC rating which will help you choose what the floor is suitable for.

As a quick guide:
AC1 is suitable for lighter and fairly infrequent traffic such as a bedroom.

AC2 is suitable for general residential use such as living and dining areas.

AC3 is suitable for high traffic residential and light commercial use. AC4 is suitable for moderate-high commercial applications such as restaurants and offices.

AC5 is suitable for heavy traffic commercial applications such as department stores and public buildings.

Can laminate floors be used in high traffic areas?

Many laminate floors can be used in high traffic areas. This will depend on the AC rating and/ or specific applications of the flooring you choose.

Can laminate floors be used in a rental or investment property?

Laminate Flooring is a popular choice for investment and rental properties as it is both cheap and durable. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre is happy to discuss the durability and suitability of specific laminate floors for use in rental properties.

Can laminate flooring be installed in an apartment?

Laminate floors are suitable for use in apartments, however some Body Corporates may have specific rules about what flooring and underlay can be used in their building. It is best to check with your Body Corporate what their requirements are regarding floors before you purchase.

Can laminate flooring be used on stairs?

Laminate flooring is suitable for use on stairs. The installation is a little more complicated, and as such your installer will charge you more for stairs than their standard square meter rate. Please discuss this with your installer.

What is the warranty on laminate floors?

The warranty on a laminate floor varies depending on manufacturer, thickness of board and other factors.

Generally it will be between 15 and 30 years.

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre is happy to discuss the warranty of individual floors in our showroom.

How many years guarantee is on a laminate floor?

The warranty on a laminate floor varies depending on manufacturer, thickness of board and other factors.

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre is happy to discuss the warranty of individual floors in our showroom.

Will pets scratch laminate flooring?

While laminate flooring is scratch resistant, and very tough, it is not scratch proof. Normal walking by dogs and cats should not damage your floor, but scratching, digging, running etc can.

Will children scratch laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is very tough and should not scratch with normal use. However, some children’s toys may scratch the floors, particularly if they have also been outside and have sand or dirt on them.

Is laminate flooring scratch-proof?

Laminate flooring is scratch resistant. It is not scratchproof.

Is laminate flooring scratch resistant?

Laminate flooring is scratch resistant. It is not scratch-proof and you will still need to be careful with it.

How do I clean laminate flooring?

It is not recommended to steam clean laminate flooring. Supermarket floor cleaners with a mop and bucket will be fine. Some supermarket floor cleaners may leave streaks. Our insider tip is to clean Laminate floors with a small amount of dishwashing liquid in a mop bucket of warm water. Streak-free floors!

How do I maintain laminate flooring?

Use protective pads under your furniture, keep your laminate floor free from sand and dirt, mop up any spills on laminate flooring immediately.

Can laminate floors be installed on concrete?

Yes. As long as your concrete is level, laminate floors can be installed on a cement slab. The underlay we provide has a waterproof plastic backing perfect for use on concrete.

Can laminate floorboards be installed on tiles?

In most cases laminate flooring can be installed over an existing tile floor, if the tiles are even and not lifting. Check individual product instructions to be sure.

Can laminate flooring be installed on carpet?

Laminate flooring should not be installed over carpet. Your carpet should be removed and an underlay designed for use with laminate floorboards should be put down prior to installation of laminate flooring.

What if I spill something on laminate flooring?

Laminate floors do not like standing water. If you spill something on your laminate floor clean it up as soon as possible.

Can laminate flooring be walked on in high heels?

High heels themselves will not damage your laminate, however sand and dirt stuck on shoes can scratch laminate flooring.

Will my sub-floor need to be levelled before installation of laminate floorboards?

Whether or not your sub-floor will need to be levelled prior to installation of laminate flooring will depend on how even it is to begin with. Check with your installer if you are unsure.

What is the hardness rating of laminate flooring?

Laminate Floors are different to Timber and as such don’t have the traditional Janka or hardness rating. Instead, many laminates use an AC rating.

As a general rule
AC1 is suitable for lighter and fairly infrequent traffic such as a bedroom

AC2 is suitable for general residential use such as living and dining areas

AC3 is suitable for high traffic residential and light commercial use

AC4 is suitable for moderate-high commercial applications such as restaurants and offices

AC5 is suitable for heavy traffic commercial applications such as department stores and public buildings.

Does laminate flooring have a Janka rating?

The Janka rating is a test for the hardness and density of wood. Since laminate is not a real timber it does not have a Janka rating. Many Laminate floors have an AC rating as a guide to the suitability of different laminates for specific applications.

Where can I buy German made laminate flooring?

Timber Flooring Clearance centre stocks a wide range of laminate floors made in Germany.

Can I buy sell Australian made laminate flooring?

Australian made laminate flooring is not available due to the huge expense involved.

Where can I buy European made laminate flooring?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre has a range of laminates made in Germany.

Do you sell 12mm laminate flooring?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre stocks a wide range of laminate floors including 8mm laminates, 9mm laminates, and 12mm laminates. Please feel free to come in and check out the range in our showroom.

Will high gloss laminate flooring scratch more easily than matt finish?

A high gloss laminate floor will show scratches more easily than a matt or low-gloss laminate floor.

Is 12mm laminate flooring better than 8mm laminate flooring?

12mm laminate flooring is not necessarily better than an 8mm laminate. The quality of the flooring depends on several factors. Often 12mm laminates will have a higher gloss than 8mm laminates. This can make them more prone to scratching.

What colours are available in laminate flooring?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre has a large range of laminate flooring with many colours. We suggest you come into our showroom to view our range.

What is the difference between laminate and floating floorboards?

Laminate flooring is essentially a picture of timber on fibreboard with an acrylic coating. There is no real timber in a laminate floor at all.

A floating Timber Floor has a 3-4mm of real timber on the top of ply board.

Does laminate flooring need to be installed on an underlay?

Laminate floors need to be installed on underlay. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre sells additional standard underlay with all purchases of laminate flooring. You may choose to upgrade to an acoustic underlay for $3 per square meter.

What kind of underlay do you provide?

The standard underlay is 2mm foam with a waterproof plastic backing.

You may choose to upgrade to an acoustic underlay, which is 3mm high-density foam with a silver foil layer.

Can I use an acoustic underlay with laminate flooring?

There are many underlay options available for use with laminate flooring. All laminate flooring sold at Timber Flooring Clearance Centre come with a standard underlay. You may wish to upgrade to an acoustic underlay for $3 per square meter.

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre does not supply other types of underlay generally, however we can usually order it in for you if you are looking for something specific. Please check with our staff if you have any other questions regarding underlay.

Can laminate floorboards be installed on under-floor heating?

Most laminate floors can be installed over under-floor heating. Please check your chosen floor for its suitability to specific applications.

Does the price of laminate flooring include underlay?

All laminates sold at Timber Flooring Clearance Centre sells additional standard underlay. You may wish to upgrade to a higher density acoustic underlay for $3 per square metre.

Does the price include GST?

All prices at Timber Flooring Clearance Centre include GST.

Does the price include quads?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre sells quads and scotia for $2 per meter. We do not supply these free with the flooring.

What do the AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 and AC5 ratings on laminate mean?

Many manufacturers use the AC rating as a guide to the durability of laminate floors.

As a quick guide:
AC1 is suitable for lighter and fairly infrequent traffic such as a bedroom

AC2 is suitable for general residential use such as living and dining areas

AC3 is suitable for high traffic residential and light commercial use

AC4 is suitable for moderate-high commercial applications such as restaurants and offices

AC5 is suitable for heavy traffic commercial applications such as department stores and public buildings.

What is AC1 laminate?

AC1 is suitable for lighter and fairly infrequent traffic such as a bedroom.

What is AC2 laminate?

AC2 is suitable for general residential use such as living and dining areas.

What is AC3 laminate?

AC3 is suitable for high traffic residential and light commercial use.

What is AC4 laminate?

AC4 is suitable for moderate-high commercial applications such as restaurants and offices.

What is AC5 laminate?

AC5 is suitable for heavy traffic commercial applications such as department stores and public buildings.

Timber Veneer/ Engineered Timber Floorboards/ Floating Floors

What is the difference between Engineered flooring, Floating floors and Timber Veneer?

Timber Veneer, Floating floor, and Engineered Timber flooring are all different names for the same thing. A floorboard constructed with a few mm of timber on the top, bonded to plywood or hardwood.

‘Floating Floor’ refers to the installation process, whereby the flooring is laid over an underlay and is not anchored to the subfloor and essentially ‘floats’ over the subfloor.

Can I install floating flooring myself?

Whether or not you can install Engineered flooring yourself will depend how handy you are. It does require some handyman skills.

What tools do I need to install engineered timber floorboards?

You may need a saw, a pencil, a ruler, a measuring tape, spacers, a block, a pull bar, a setsquare, a hammer and other items. You will need to check individual products for installation instructions.

How much does installation of timber veneer flooring cost?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre does not offer an installation service. The cost of professional installation of a timber veneer floor will vary from installer to installer. As a guide, an installer should charge between $25 per square metre, and supply your quads/ scotia and trims.

Does the cost of installation cover carpet removal?

The cost of installation as described above is for install only. This will not cover carpet or tile removal. If you require carpet removal please speak to your installer about a quote.

Can you recommend someone to install my floating floor?

We are unable to recommend a flooring installer, however we are able to give you contact details of installers based in Melbourne upon request.

Do floating floorboards require glue to install?

Some Floating floorboards may be a click system, which does not require glue to install. Most Floating floorboards are a tongue and groove system, which needs to be glued.

Are timber veneer floors waterproof?

Timber veneer flooring is not waterproof and is not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries and toilets. Timber veneer flooring is suitable for use in kitchens.

Is floating flooring water-resistant?

Engineered timber flooring is not water resistant. It is more resistant to water than solid timber due to its structure, however it is still not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms laundries or toilets. If you spill something on your floating floor try to wipe it up immediately.

Timber veneer flooring is suitable for use in Kitchens.

How durable is timber veneer flooring?

The durability of your Timber Veneer floor will very much depend on the hardness rating of the top layer of timber. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to discuss hardness ratings of individual floors in our showroom.

Can engineered timber floors be re-sanded and polished?

Timber Veneer floors can be sanded and polished. How many times you can do this will depend on how much you take off in a sand. Generally Floating timber floors can be sanded and polished 1-3 times.

Can Engineered Timber floors be used outdoors?

Floating timber flooring is not suitable for use outside.

Can floating floorboards be used in laundries?

Timber veneer flooring is not suitable for use in laundries.

Can Timber veneer flooring be used in bathrooms?

Floating flooring is not suitable for use in bathrooms.

Can Floating floors be used in Kitchens?

Engineered Timber flooring is suitable for use in Kitchens.

Can Engineered timber floors be used in wet areas?

Timber Floating floors are not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries and toilets. Timber veneer is suitable for use in kitchens.

Can Timber veneer flooring be used in shops?

The suitability of Engineered timber flooring for use in commercial environments will depend on the hardness of the top layer of timber. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to discuss hardness of individual floors in our showroom.

Generally, in a shop or commercial environment a laminate with a commercial warranty is a better choice.

Can Engineered floorboards be used in restaurants?

The suitability of floating flooring for use in commercial environments such as restaurants will depend on the hardness of the top layer of timber. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to discuss hardness of individual floors in our showrooms.

Generally in a shop, restaurant or commercial environment a laminate with a commercial warranty is a better choice.

Can Floating flooring be used in commercial environments?

The suitability of Engineered timber flooring for use in commercial environments will depend on the hardness of the top layer of timber. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to discuss hardness of individual floors in our showrooms.

Generally, in a shop or commercial environment a laminate with a commercial warranty is a better choice.

Can timber veneer floors be used in high traffic areas?

How durable a floating floor is and how well it will stand up to high traffic conditions will depend on the hardness of the top layer of timber. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to discuss hardness of individual floors in our showrooms.

Can engineered floors be used in a rental or investment property?

Timber veneer flooring can be used in rental or investment properties.

Laminate flooring is a popular choice in rental properties as it is both more durable and cheaper than Engineered Timber. Timber flooring Clearance centre staff are happy discuss rental and investment property flooring needs.

Can floating flooring be installed in an apartment?

Timber veneer floors are suitable for use in apartments, however some Body Corporates may have specific rules about what flooring and underlay can be used in their building. It is best to check with your Body Corporate what their requirements are regarding floors before you purchase.

Can timber veneer flooring be used on stairs?

Floating flooring is suitable for use on stairs. The installation is a little more complicated, and as such your installer will charge you more for stairs than their standard square meter rate. Please discuss this with your installer.

What is the warranty on engineered floors?

The warranty on a timber veneer floating floor will vary depending on manufacturer, type of timber, thickness of top and layer and other factors. Generally a floating floor warranty will be between 15 years to lifetime. Check manufacturer warranty details to see what the warranty covers and how long it is.

How many years guarantee is on a timber veneer floor?

The warranty on a timber veneer floating floor will vary depending on manufacturer, type of timber, thickness of top and layer and other factors. Generally a floating floor warranty will be between 15 years to lifetime. Check manufacturer warranty details to see what the warranty covers and how long it is.

Will pets scratch timber veneer flooring?

How scratch resistant an Engineered Timber Floor is depends on the hardness of the top layer of timber.

Some timbers are very hard while others are relatively soft. You will need to check individual timber types for hardness rating. The Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to help you with this.

Will children scratch engineered flooring

How scratch resistant an Engineered Timber Floor is depends on the hardness of the top layer of timber.

Some timbers are very hard while others are relatively soft. You will need to check individual timber types for hardness rating. The Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to help you with this.

Is floating flooring scratchproof?

How scratch resistant an Engineered Timber Floor is depends on the hardness of the top layer of timber.

Some timbers are very hard while others are relatively soft. You will need to check individual timber types for hardness rating. The Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to help you with this.

Is engineered flooring scratch resistant?

How scratch resistant an Engineered Timber Floor is depends on the hardness of the top layer of timber.

Some timbers are very hard while others are relatively soft. You will need to check individual timber types for hardness rating. The Timber Flooring Clearance Centre Staff are happy to help you with this.

How do I clean timber veneer floors?

It is not recommended to steam clean floating flooring. Supermarket floor cleaners with a mop and bucket will be fine.

Some supermarket floor cleaners may leave streaks. Our insider tip is to clean timber floors with a small amount of dishwashing liquid in a mop bucket of warm water. Streak-free floors!

How do I maintain floating floors?

Use protective pads under your furniture, keep your floating floor free from sand and dirt, mop up any spills on timber veneer flooring immediately, Move floor rugs around occasionally.

You may wish to sand and polish your floating floor if it shows significant signs of wear. How many times you can do this will depend on how deeply you sand.

Can engineered floors be installed on concrete?

Timber veneer must be laid on an underlay which Timber Flooring Clearance Centre can sell with all purchases of Floating Flooring.

Floating floor can be installed over concrete as long as the concrete is level enough before you begin.

The underlay supplied by Timber Flooring Clearance Centre has a waterproof plastic membrane on the back and is suitable for use on concrete.

Can floating floorboards be installed on tiles?

In most cases Engineered timber flooring can be installed over an existing tile floor, if the tiles are even and not lifting. Check individual product instructions to be sure.

Can engineered flooring be installed on carpet?

Timber veneer flooring should not be installed over carpet. Your carpet should be removed and an underlay designed for use with floating floorboards should be put down prior to installation of engineered flooring.

What if I spill something on timber veneer flooring?

If you spill something on your Timber Veneer flooring wipe it up immediately.

Can timber veneer flooring be walked on in high heels?

How scratch and dent resistant a timber veneer floor is will depend on the hardness rating of the top layer of timber. Some Engineered timber floors are quite hard and some are relatively soft. The hardness varies greatly between species of Timber. It is generally best not to walk on timber veneer flooring in high heels.

Timber flooring Clearance Centre staff are happy to discuss the hardness ratings of the floors in our showroom.

Will my sub-floor need to be levelled before installation of timber veneer floorboards?

Your sub-floor will need to be fairly level (no more than a 3mm height difference over a 1 square meter area) before floating flooring can be installed.

What is the hardness rating of timber veneer flooring?

The hardness rating of Engineered timber floorings varies depending on the species of timber used for the top layer.

What is the Hardness/ Janka rating of spotted Gum?

The Janka rating of Spotted Gum is 11.0

What is the hardness/ Janka rating of Blackbutt?

The Janka rating of Blackbutt is 9.1

What is the hardness/ Janka rating of Jarrah?

The Janka rating of Jarrah is 8.5

What is the hardness/ Janka rating of Kempas?

The Janka rating of Kempas is 7.5

What is the Hardness/ Janka rating of Tasmanian Oak?

The Janka Rating of Tasmanian Oak is 5.5

What is the hardness/ janka rating of Sydney Blue Gum?

The Janka rating of Sydney Blue Gum is 9.0

What is the hardness/ Janka rating of Merbau?

The Janka rating of Merbau is 6.7

Where can I buy Australian made Engineered flooring?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre has a wide range of Timber Veneer flooring. We have Floating floors made in Australia as well as Imported timber flooring.

What colours are available in Timber Veneer flooring?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre has a large range of Floating flooring with many colours. We suggest you come into our showroom to view our range.

What is the difference between laminate and floating floorboards?

Laminate flooring is essentially a picture of timber on fibreboard with an acrylic coating. There is no real timber in a laminate floor at all.

A floating Timber Floor has a 3-4mm of real timber on the top of ply board.

Does floating flooring need to be installed on an underlay?

Engineered Timber floors need to be installed on underlay. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre sells additional standard underlay with all purchases of Timber veneer flooring. You may choose to upgrade to an acoustic underlay for $3 per square meter.

Can I use an acoustic underlay with Engineered flooring?

You may choose to use an acoustic underlay with your floating flooring. This is available for purchase from Timber Flooring Clearance Centre for $3 per square meter.

Can Floating floorboards be installed on under-floor heating?

Floating Flooring can usually be installed on underfloor heating. You will need to turn the heating up slowly over a week-10 days at the beginning of winter, and down again slowly at the end of winter to prevent cracking of your Engineered floor.

Does the price of Engineered Timber flooring include underlay?

You can buy standard underlay with all Timber veneers sold at Timber Flooring Clearance Centre. You may wish to upgrade to a higher density acoustic underlay for approx. $3 per square metre.

Does the price include GST?

All prices at Timber Flooring Clearance Centre include GST.

Does the price include quads?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre sells quads and scotia for around $2 per meter. We do not supply these free with the flooring.

Bamboo

Can bamboo flooring be stained?

Bamboo Flooring can be stained, however it is now available in a wide range of pre-stained colours. You may wish to restain your stained bamboo floor down the track if you repolish it.

Bamboo is also available in natural and carbonised. The colour on these products goes all the way through and you will not need to stain the floor if you decide to resand and polish.

What is Strand woven bamboo flooring?

Bamboo is actually a grass, rather than a wood. Strand woven refers to the process the bamboo goes through in order to go from a grass to a solid floor board. The process of strand weaving makes the floor harder, stronger, and more durable than traditional bamboo.

The bamboo is cut into strips and steamed to remove insects, remove the natural sugars and darken the coloring. Fibers are created by shredding the strips and are mixed with resin. This mixture is then compressed into large blocks using high heat and pressure, and finally cut into the strips that are used during floor installation.

What is carbonised bamboo?

Carbonisation refers to a process of baking the bamboo to darken the colour. Often these darkened bamboos will be called coffee bamboo.

Is bamboo available in Solid and Engineered?

Most Bamboo is solid click system. This means that it is bamboo all the way through, but is installed on an underlay and does not require glue.

Bamboo may also be available in solid tongue and groove, which will need to be glued and nailed directly to the subfloor; or in a veneer which has a thick layer of bamboo over a hardwood backing.

What is the difference between horizontal and vertical bamboo?

Horizontal and vertical bamboo refers to the direction of weave in the original non-strand woven floors.

Can I install bamboo flooring myself?

Bamboo flooring is often a click system and requires no glue. It is designed to be DIY, however it does require some skill and the use of some tools. Instructions for installation are included in the pack.

How much extra should I allow for wastage and offcuts of bamboo flooring?

The amount of extra flooring required depends on the shape of your room, and can vary from 3-10%. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre staff is happy to discuss your individual requirements.

What tools do I need to install bamboo floorboards?

You may need a saw, a pencil, a ruler, a measuring tape, spacers, a block, a pull bar, a set-square, a hammer and other items. You will need to check individual products for installation instructions.

How much does installation of bamboo flooring cost?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre does not offer an installation service. The cost of professional installation of a bamboo floor will vary from installer to installer. As a guide, an installer should charge between $25 per square metre, and supply your quads/ scotia and trims.

Does the cost of installation cover carpet removal?

The cost of installation as described above is for install only. This will not cover carpet or tile removal. If you require carpet removal please speak to your installer about a quote.

Can you recommend someone to install my bamboo floor?

We are unable to recommend a flooring installer, however we are able to give you contact details of installers based in Melbourne upon request.

Do bamboo floorboards require glue to install?

Bamboo Flooring is generally a click system and does not require glue to install but must be installed on an underlay.

Occasionally you may find a bamboo that is a tongue and groove system and needs to be glued and nailed directly to your sub-floor. Check your product box for installation instructions.

Is bamboo flooring waterproof?

Bamboo floorboards are not waterproof. They are water resistant and can be mopped. If something is spilled on your bamboo floor clean it up as quickly as possible.

Bamboo flooring is not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries, and toilets. Bamboo floors are suitable for use in kitchens.

Bamboo floorboards are generally more moisture resistant than timber floors.

You may wish to check if your insurance covers damage to bamboo floors caused by flooding etc.

Is bamboo flooring water-resistant?

Bamboo flooring is water resistant. Bamboo flooring is not water proof.

How durable are bamboo laminate floors?

Strand Woven Bamboo flooring is very tough. It is harder than timber flooring and is very dent resistant. Due to the weaving process leaving gaps between some fibres bamboo flooring may be susceptible to scratches if not properly taken care of.

Can bamboo flooring be sanded and polished?

Bamboo flooring can be resanded and polished if you wish. A stained bamboo will need to be restained, sanded, and polished to maintain it’s colour.

A natural or carbonised bamboo may be sanded and polished without being stained and will still maintain its colour.

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Can bamboo floors be used outdoors?

Bamboo flooring is not suitable for use outside.

Can bamboo floorboards be used in laundries?

Bamboo floors are not suitable for use in laundries.

Can bamboo flooring be used in bathrooms?

Bamboo floorboards are not suitable for use in bathrooms.

Can bamboo flooring be used in Kitchens?

Bamboo flooring is suitable for use in Kitchens.

Can bamboo flooring be used in wet areas?

Bamboo floors are not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries and toilets. Bamboo flooring is suitable for use in kitchens.

Can bamboo flooring be used in shops?

Bamboo flooring is very tough and suitable for use in shops. Melbourne’s Myer City Store has Bamboo flooring throughout, and very heavy foot traffic.

Can bamboo floorboards be used in restaurants?

Bamboo flooring is suitable for use in restaurants. You may wish to use floor protection pads under your tables and chairs.

Can bamboo flooring be used in commercial environments?

Bamboo flooring is very tough and is suitable for many commercial applications.

Can bamboo floors be used in high traffic areas?

Bamboo flooring is suitable for use in high-traffic areas.

Can bamboo floors be used in a rental or investment property?

Bamboo flooring is very tough and is suitable for use in investment and rental properties.

You may wish to consider a laminate floor for use in investment properties as it is both cheaper and more durable than bamboo.

Can bamboo flooring be installed in an apartment?

Bamboo floors are suitable for use in apartments, however some Body Corporates may have specific rules about what flooring and underlay can be used in their building. It is best to check with your Body Corporate what their requirements are regarding floors before you purchase.

Can bamboo flooring be used on stairs?

Bamboo flooring is suitable for use on stairs. The installation is a little more complicated, and as such your installer will charge you more for stairs than their standard square meter rate. Please discuss this with your installer.

What is the warranty on bamboo floors?

The warranty on a bamboo floor varies depending on manufacturer, thickness of board and other factors, but will generally range from 20 years to lifetime.

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre is happy to discuss the warranty of individual floors in our showroom.

How many years guarantee is on a bamboo floor?

The guarantee on a bamboo floor will generally range from 20 years to lifetime. Each manufacturer has their own warranty specifications so check the box for individual product warranty details.

Will pets scratch bamboo flooring?

While bamboo flooring is very tough, it is not scratch proof. Normal walking by dogs and cats should not damage your floor, but scratching, digging, running etc can.

Will children scratch bamboo flooring?

Bamboo flooring is very tough and should not scratch with normal use. However, some children’s toys may scratch the floors, particularly if they have also been outside and have sand or dirt on them.

Is bamboo flooring scratch-proof?

Bamboo flooring is very hard, but it is not scratch-proof. No floor is scratchproof.

How do I clean bamboo flooring?

It is not recommended to steam clean bamboo flooring. Supermarket floor cleaners with a mop and bucket will be fine. Some supermarket floor cleaners may leave streaks. Our insider tip is to clean Bamboo floors with a small amount of dishwashing liquid in a mop bucket of warm water. Streak-free floors!

How do I maintain bamboo flooring?

Use protective pads under your furniture, keep your laminate floor free from sand and dirt, mop up any spills on laminate flooring immediately, Move floor rugs around occasionally. Should laminate in this para be changed to bamboo?

You may wish to sand and polish your bamboo floor if it shows significant signs of wear.

Can bamboo floors be installed on concrete?

A click system bamboo can be installed over concrete. It will require an underlay with a waterproof plastic backing which Timber Flooring Clearance Centre sells additionaly with the purchase of your bamboo flooring.

If you have a solid Tongue and groove bamboo floor that needs to be glued and secret nailed you will not be able to install it directly over concrete. If you wish to install a solid tongue and groove floor over concrete you will first need to put down a 12mm plyboard then glue and nail your floor to the plyboard.

Can bamboo floorboards be installed on tiles?

In most cases click system bamboo flooring can be installed over an existing tile floor, if the tiles are even and not lifting. Check individual product instructions to be sure.

Solid Tongue and groove bamboo has a different installation process and cannot be installed over tiles.

Can bamboo flooring be installed on carpet?

Bamboo flooring should not be installed over carpet. Your carpet should be removed and an underlay designed for use with bamboo floorboards should be put down prior to installation of bamboo flooring.

What if I spill something on bamboo flooring?

Bamboo flooring is generally more moisture resistant than timber flooring, however it still does not like standing water. If you spill something on your bamboo flooring clean it up as soon as possible.

Can bamboo flooring be walked on in high heels?

High heels themselves should not damage your bamboo, however sand and dirt stuck on shoes can scratch bamboo flooring.

Will my sub-floor need to be levelled before installation of bamboo floorboards?

Your sub-floor will need to be fairly level (no more than a 3mm height difference over a 1 square meter area) before bamboo flooring can be installed.

What is the hardness rating of bamboo flooring?

The Janka rating of Strand Woven Bamboo is around 15.8. A non strand woven bamboo will have a lower Hardness rating.

What colours is bamboo available in?

Bamboo flooring is now available in a wide range of colours. We suggest you come in to see us at the Timber Flooring Clearance Centre showroom to view our full range.

Does bamboo flooring need to be installed on an underlay?

Bamboo floors need to be installed on underlay. Timber Flooring Clearance Centre sells additional standard underlay with all purchases of laminate flooring. You may choose to upgrade to an acoustic underlay for $3 per square meter.

Can I use an acoustic underlay with bamboo flooring?

You may choose to use an acoustic underlay with your bamboo flooring. This is available for purchase from Timber Flooring Clearance Centre for $3 per square meter.

Can bamboo floorboards be installed on under-floor heating?

Bamboo Flooring can usually be installed on underfloor heating. You will need to turn the heating up slowly over a week-10 days at the beginning of winter, and down again slowly at the end of winter to prevent cracking of your bamboo floor.

Does the price of bamboo flooring include underlay?

You can buy standard underlay for all bamboo flooring sold at Timber Flooring Clearance Centre. You may wish to upgrade to a higher density acoustic underlay for $3 per square metre.

Does the price include GST?

All prices at Timber Flooring Clearance Centre include GST.

Does the price include quads?

Timber Flooring Clearance Centre sells quads and scotia for $2 per meter. We do not supply these free with the flooring.