Engineered Floating Timber Flooring

Engineered Timber Flooring

Engineered floating timber floors are planks made up of a hardwood timber veneer with a ply backing.

It is manufactured by applying different layers of plaque in different directions to give it extra strength and stability.

The product come in three strips, two strip and single strips where the single strips look very much like solid pieces of timber.

Imperio

Due to their extra long and wide planks, the Imperio floor range is a real winner.  Measuring at 2.2m long and 22cm wide the planks will give your room a sense of depth whilst the width offers the look and feel of authenticity and craftsmanship from another era.

The Imperio flooring solutions comes in 2 finishes:

  1.  A matt varnished finish which looks fabulous with the lighter coloured timbers, especially in the popular ‘beach shack’ style of décor.
  2. An oiled finish to give a more rustic feel and looks beautiful in homes with a more country or bush style of décor.

Naturals

Pure Oak Matt and Heritage Oak oiled.

Both are lightly brushed and have a vibrant variation in colours, structural graining and knots (Marquant grading).

Authentics

Caramel Oak Oiled and Nougat oak oiled. Authentic and rough wood look. The knots are even bigger and deeper, the knots and cracks are filled with a dark filling, but not completely and the brush is even deeper and more authentic so as to give the wood grain even greater emphasis and to add more texture to the design.

Palazzo

The Palazzo timber range offer beautifully proportioned long and wide planks which add warmth and character to any room. All designs have a subtle V-joint on the longest side of each plank, which adds depth and perspective to any room.

This engineered timber flooring is highly scratch- and wear-resistant compared to other wood floors.  The product has 7 protective layers of lacquer finishing to help resist dirt and is easy to clean. The protective layers also increase the resistance to water and household chemicals.

The Palazzo products have also met EU consumer, safety, health and environmental standards.

Readyflor Australian Species

Below is a sample of the timbers available, visit our Showroom for the full range.

Readyflor International Species

Below is a sample of the timbers available, visit our Showroom for the full range.

Readyflor consists of 3 layers of stable, hard and durable wood with a protective finish that is applied in the factory. The Readyflor floating timber floors over an approved underlay is the quickest and easiest method of installation, however it can also be glued directly to the sub-floor.

The top layer is a sawn piece of solid hardwood and is coated with 7 coats of scratch-resistant UV lacquer for maximum durability. This layer can be re-coated and re-sanded like conventional solid floor boards.

The core of each and every Quick-step Readyflor board is made using plantation hardwood, known as rubber wood. It has 3 layers of timber permanently fused together which is done using high quality heat-cure adhesive technology. Each layer is fused in opposing grain directions for optimum strength and extraordinary dimensional stability.

The product is pre-finished using an extremely tough UV finish coating designed to cope with even the most demanding family and commercial environments. Readyflor also uses SRT (Stain Resistant Technology) which provides superior protection against fine scratches that occur from day-to-day foot traffic. SRT incorporates an anti-microbial treatment which actively inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungus, providing a more hygienic living environment all year round.

Other features include the Uniclic Multifit glueless joining system, the best joining system in the world and a 25 year residential wear warranty and a lifetime structural warranty.

Readyflor timbers come in different strip widths; 1 strip, 2 strip and 3 stripdifferent-strips

Variano

Variano is an innovative collection that is brand new in the world of engineered wood flooring. This engineered timber flooring is made up of a multiplicity of small planks with differing lengths, widths and finishes – long and short, wide and narrow, rough and even, having large and small knots, one slightly straighter than the next, perfectly even or with a saw cut – machined into a delightful eye-catcher with a distinct reclaimed look.

 

Variano is an innovative collection that is brand new in the world of engineered wood flooring. These floating timber floors are made up of a multiplicity of small planks with differing lengths, widths and finishes – long and short, wide and narrow, rough and even, having large and small knots, one slightly straighter than the next, perfectly even or with a saw cut – machined into a delightful eye-catcher with a distinct reclaimed look.

 

Premium Oak Range

photo of timber used at home

Pros and Cons of Floating Timber Floors

Pros

  • Floating timber floors can be easily removed which is fantastic for people who are renting property.
  • Easy to install
  • Provides space for expansion to withstand variations in humidity.
  • It is able to immediately handle foot traffic after it has been installed.
  • They can be installed as a floating floor on an underlay or can be glued directly to the surface.
  • They work well in humidity.
  • The coating is much more dependable than the ones used in hardwood flooring.
  • They are economically friendly and do not lead to a loss of trees.

Cons

  • If you do re-sand a timber floating floor, the finished product will look completely different to the original floor. The reason is because the product comes with 708 coats of UV stabilised water based coating from the factory.
  • Repeated changed in climatic conditions can result in the eventual deterioration of the flooring.
  • These floors cannot be sanded in the way that solid hardwood floors can.
  • Floating Timber Floors are actually much thinner and less voluminous than other types of flooring which are joined to the underlying floor.
  • Doesn’t add as much value to your home as a solid timber floor or parquetry.