IS LAMINATE TIMBER FLOORING SCRATCH RESISTANT?
Laminate flooring is more scratch-resistant than solid timber or floating timber floors, but scratches cannot be sanded out.
CAN ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING BE SANDED?
Yes, Floating flooring can undergo light sanding multiple times. Similarly, engineered timber flooring can be buffed and re-coated with the topcoat as often as required.
CAN YOU WALK ON ENGINEERED WOOD FLOOR STRAIGHT AFTER INSTALLATION?
Yes, a significant advantage of installing pre-finished floating timber floors is this very feature.
WHY CHOOSE A SOLID TIMBER FLOOR OVER PRE-FINISHED FLOATING FLOOR?
There are many reasons to choose solid timber flooring but one of the most significant is its exceptional ability to be sanded multiple times over the years stands out. With proper care, solid timber flooring can outlast and outshine floating flooring, laminate, or cork flooring.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TIMBER GRADES?
At Complete Flooring Solutions, we adhere to AS2796 Grade Descriptions to classify our timber.
- Select Grade: Individual boards are marked with a “1”. This grade exhibits relatively small and few features, and they do not overpower the overall appearance of the floor. Regardless of the timber species, the features, though visible, remain subtle.
- Standard Grade: Individual boards are marked with a “2”. This grade encompasses moderately featured boards. In species where gum veins are more common, the floor gains more character, which might dominate the appearance, especially in light-colored species. However, species with fewer gum veins may appear lightly featured, primarily due to smaller features, such as those from previous borer activity.
- Feature Grade: Individual boards are marked with an “8”. This grade shares some similarities with the Standard Grade, but the features are slightly more frequent and dominant.
Regarding Blackbutt flooring: Gum vein and pinhole borer are the primary features that create a distinct differentiation between grades in this particular species.