- July 09, 2015
An ever-changing building sector and the need for improved customer solutions is driving change in our timber industry and a timely example is our new Wide Board engineered Australian Oak flooring which is being produced in partnership with Oslek Flooring. For the direct link to Australian Oak Engineered Flooring page, click here.
For the first time in Australia, two timber solution specialists have teamed up to produce a premium quality, Wide Board engineered flooring range from locally grown, sustainable, blonde hardwoods.
“Essentially, we’re offering the savvy buyer a local choice in Wide Board engineered flooring” says Boyd Kelso of Oslek Flooring. “A blonde coloured hardwood provides perfect flexibility to offer a colour range that rivals the imported oaks and allows the buyer to maintain consistency with the materials used throughout their home. As a long term importer of quality wide board European Oak flooring, we have always been asked for a local timber option and now we can deliver!”
ASH chief Vince Hurley explained further: “The two companies first put our minds together over a year ago. Its taken some patience but the flooring will now be available in a 190 x 15 & 150 x 15 pre-finished board with a 4mm wear layer. We wanted to produce the highest quality floor possible so that it matched our GoodWood range. Now designers have the ability to continue a look throughout the home. With our solutions, you can match your flooring, lining, staircase, window, furniture through to the internal joinery. We’re even launching an outdoor range to match!” (refer to IronAsh for more)
Daniel Wright, ASH marketing manager added “We are the largest sustainable hardwood facility in Australia, you might know our GoodWood brand? Our operation in Heyfield, Victoria has seen plenty of changes over the last decades and innovation has always been at the core of our business activity. This new step in flooring allows us to produce an exceptionally beautiful, local back-sawn flooring at a very competitive price. This is the high quality Wide Board flooring that the fast-growing market has been demanding for years. We think we’ve filled the gap in the market.”
Boyd continues: “We’re so confident in our product that we’ll offer a lifetime structural warranty. The first batch is available in a clear matte finish to keep it simple but we’ve got a secret weapon to make the product even more attractive. Customers can nominate their own colour, coating type and finish type and we will produce it to order. We offer sanding, brush finishing and coating of almost any colour or finish to prefabricated quality, right here in Melbourne. We’re already taking orders for flooring, decking and cladding with the same stain and brush finish, all from ASH’s GoodWood range”
“With great feedback from tradeshows in Europe and America” Boyd adds “our sights are set on Australia and indeed, the whole world. Imaging seeing Australian Oak Wide Board flooring on the floors of the Guggenheim museum! It’s very possible. This lovely product will feature in some of the world’s finest buildings, without question.”
For more information on the GoodWood range of products and engineered flooring profiles and colours, follow this link. The current offering is a ‘colonial’ or ‘high character’ grade.
Make contact with ASH by email at email@example.com