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Our Eucalypt species has far less knots than European Oak but a little more character in the form of natural gum vein. We separate these characteristics into different grades which create a uniquely Australian ‘Oak’ floor.
Engineered timber flooring offers the look of solid flooring, with additional advantages of being more stable and at a reduced price! Engineered timber flooring is real timber – made with durable, high quality plywood and a strong hardwood veneer on the surface that can be sanded and polished as many times as a solid floor. Why Australian Oak differs from other engineered hardwood flooring is that it has a balanced construction from a hardwood ply. Engineered timber flooring allows you to get the beauty of a hardwood floor but at a high quality and affordable price.
No. Australian Oak Flooring is supplied pre-finished. See installation methods for more.
No. This is a task required for solid timber floors that are expected to reside in conditions different to that on the time of installation. Engineered flooring is designed to reduce risk of movement and negates the need to acclimatise.
A high quality engineered floor is better! The advantages are mostly to do with stability, width, performance and price. A high quality engineered floor is stable and can be sanded and polished as many times a solid timber floor. This is not the case for many low quality engineered floors whose purpose is to achieve a low price. For solid timber floors see our Goodwood range.
This question relates to both solid floors and engineered timber floors and it is the coating that is most important. In both cases, a hard wearing coating is your best chance for longevity but it depends on how active your dog is too. The ability to sand and re-polish at a later date should also be a priority. Warranty against ‘excessive wear’ would likely be void in this application.
Ours can. As a general rule, if you glue down a floor with a wear layer thicker than 1.0mm, a trained sander and polisher can cut back and re-coat. Ours are mostly 4mm with some 2mm still sold in the market. Cheaper floors with either printed wood grain or timber veneers of 0.6mm and less can not be re-coated – nor can floated floors. Coating type can also influence the amount taken off during sanding. Some polishes can require only 0.3mm to be sanded off the surface.
Again, this comes down to coating durability and care. Obviously a solid timber floor and an engineered floor can both scratch. This is something to be wary of. Solid floors are typically more expensive once you factor in installation and coating prices but they do have the advantage of being sanded after trades move out. This allows any scratch to be sanded away and polished. You must take care when installing prefinished boards to reduce the risk of scratching and negating the advantage of a more affordable, factory finish.
See our warranty and care guide.