Solid timber wood flooring installation specialists or layering Services Melbourne

Our Melbourne solid wood timber flooring installation service offers the ideal combination of durability, style and luxury. Ideal for period homes, as well as for modernisations and alterations of industrial spaces, solid wood flooring creates a strength ,beauty and warmth in the base of every room. We fit both finished and unfinished woods in a variety of shades: from the pale butter colours of maple and light oak; to the dark luxurious hues of walnut and darker oak.

There are several varieties solid wood timber flooring types. Choose silver ash for a floor finish that pales over time to a beautiful grey; or select mahogany for that signature deep-red shine. Whatever the style and décor of your property, our solid wood timber flooring layers can recommend the material and finish that will bring it out perfectly.

Every solid wood timber flooring Installation is Unique

With our experience we can offer the best solution for every property, no matter how tricky or unusual the installation. Our melbourne flooring insallers can level an existing surface before installing hard wood flooring over the top. We can add stop-ins to joists to build the floors and ceilings of older properties back up to a flat plane. Also we can introduce a number of water resistant, sound-proofing membranes to the underside of your floor installation for extra quality and security.

In every instance, our qualified solid wood timber flooring Melbourne layers will offer you a free obligations consultation and quote, in which we will recommend the best materials and membranes or floor levellers for your necessities. We can also make a raised floor in rooms or properties where the original floor layout requires that you ventilate your wood from below.

Our Melbourne timber floor insallation teams of specialists have experience in installing hardwood or solid wood timber floors. While solid wood floors look attractive and are relatively straightforward to install, having a perfect floor means you might want to leave wood floor installation to professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge, experience, equipment and materials. It is no rocket science, but you must have patience, get the proper materials and machines and prepare accordingly.

Remember that you should let the planks acclimatise within the rooms where the wood floor installation is going to be for at least 7-8 days, never store your flooring outdoors and all doors, windows etc. should be closed. Finally, you should check the pipes throughout the property and make sure it is in good condition. So, here are some tips:

  • Make sure you are about to use materials of good quality.
  • Make sure the subfloor is ready and is getting the proper underlayment (floating floor installation).
  • Make sure you have all the equipment and tooling ready and at hand.
  • Make sure the floorboards have been allowed enough time to acclimatise.
  • Make sure all the furniture has been cleared out of the room.

How we install solid wood timber flooring / Hardwood timber flooring?

Solid wood timber flooring can be installed over dry, concrete subfloor. But the latter should be shielded with an underlay. If you have a plywood or chipboard subfloor, floorboards can be fitted on top of them. Floorboards can also be fitted directly to joists, but these should be treated with moisture barrier prior to fitting. Proper subfloor preparation is essential. Failing on it in most cases means squeaky joints, warped and buckled floor, loose blocks etc. The subfloor preparation involve several things. Its surface must be level, dry and clean. On the other hand, the manufacturer's instructions will tell you about all relevant floorboard tolerances and installation requirements. Remember to check, fix in necessary and test all pipe work and think about applying a damp proof membrane (in the case of concrete floors) prior to installation, no matter the installation method of your choice - floating, glueing down, nailing down, fitting on joists etc.

Wood is a natural material. Which means that it is likely to escalating and contracting as the temperature and relative humidity change. If it nails you are going to use, the floorboards should be laid by secret nailing to the wooden subfloor, plywood or battens. In the case of plywood, it's recommended that you use a strong adhesive to ensure proper holding strength of the floor. Leave at least a 4-inch gap around the perimeter and do not worry, it gets covered by skirting boards. Remember that the first row of floorboards must be perfectly straight from one end of the room to the other and use the best planks for the first three rows. Once they have been installed, allow for the recommended drying time before going on with the installation.

There several methods of solid wood timber floor installation. Floating floor installation, nailing down and glueing down. Opting for one of these is often a matter of a personal preference, although more often than not your existing flooring, subfloor etc. Disallows some of these methods. At Top wood timber flooring we know everything about wooden floors. So why not save yourself all the hassle and give us a ring? We will advise you on all relevant aspects, use the appropriate professional tools, proper materials and above all, our Melbourne wood floor fitting experts have extensive experience, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands.

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