Engineered & Floating Timber Flooring
Floating timber floors are primarily referred to as Engineered timber floors within the flooring industry. They have become a popular choice in timber flooring in Adelaide and South Australia. All engineered timber floors come pre finished. They are finished with an advanced lacquer system which increases their resistance to wear & tear. There are many floating floors to choose from in our showroom.
Floating or Engineered flooring has become the affordable “go to” timber floor. They are unique in their construction, being 100% timber on top. The thickness of timber on top (the lamella) ranges from a 6 mm timber top down to a 0.6 mm. Most floating floors are manufactured with a unique locking system. This fits together to ensure that your timber floor will be a beautiful part of your home for many years to come.
They are designed to withstand a lot – children, animals & sliding furniture. Floating floors have a high-quality lacquer finish and come in a range of finishes from Matt to Gloss.
Engineered Floating Flooring in Herringbone pattern and Chevron pattern have recently become available. These floors like the plank engineered or floating timber floors come pre-finished in a variety of stains. At this stage they only come in a matte finish. The have 7-10 layers of lacquer applied prior to being UV cured for longevity of your floor. These are available to view in our showroom.
Engineered Parquetry has a 3 mm – 6 mm natural solid timber layer (depending brand). The timber used is usually European Oak, however some companies are now making engineered parquetry in Australian Timbers. There are more colours and species available in our showroom.
To find out more about engineered timber visit us on Magill Road, Beulah Park or contact us
Frequently asked questions about engineered timber floors
Are floating floors affordable?
There is no short answer to that. Naturally it depends on your budget for flooring. They are more affordable than solid timber floors. The main reason for this is that they come pre-finished, therefore we do not have to do any sanding or coating after the floor has been laid.
Are there different price ranges and budget options?
Yes. We have engineered timber floors for almost every budget. We can talk you through your options at the showroom
Do floating floors come pre-finished?
Yes all our engineered & floating timber floors are pre-finished. They are finished with 7 to 13 layers of lacquer and are UV cured for longevity.
Are engineered timber floors hard-wearing?
Yes, they are designed for “living” on. As they have 7 to 13 layers of lacquer which has been UV cured. The pre-finished floating timber floors are designed for normal family living.
How long to engineered or floating floors last?
Your engineered timber floor can last from 25 years to a lifetime.
Like every type of floor, it is about how you look after them. We recommend removing grit and grime on a regular basis, not using too much water and following some simple care and maintenance procedures.
Do I need to sand & polish my engineered timber floor?
Yes – eventually.
We recommend that after approximately 7 – 10 years you contact PFC to inspect your floor. Usually around this time we recommend a top coat. This means that the floor is lightly buffed and 1 coat of polish (coating) is applied. This will last another 5 – 10 years before we may be required to fully sand and apply 2-3 coats of polish. You then repeat this process.
It may seem complicated but broken down it will be 14 – 20 years before you have to do any major work on your floor.
Do you have engineered parquetry flooring?
Yes we do. In herringbone and in chevron patterns. See below for further information and pictures.
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Engineered Timber Species
Select from the more earthy rich tones such as Spotted Gum, Sydney Blue Gum & Jarrah, or the lighter tones of Tasmanian Oak, European Oak or Blackbutt. Floating floors are a great way to have an affordable timber floor in Adelaide. See Timber Species
European Oak is a great timber to stain and is now available in many pre-finished, pre-stained timber flooring options. These are on display in our showroom on Magill Road in Beulah Park. The construction of the engineered timber floor allows it to be sanded back and re-stained if required or as trends change. Maintaining your floating timber floors through floor polishing is important and we recommend that one of our team looks at your floating floors every 7 to 10 years.
Maintaining engineered and floating timber floors
The wonderful thing about floating timber floors is that they can be sanded & polished if they show signs of wear and tear or they are damaged. Again, making them an affordable choice for every home. The Parquetry Flooring Company offers client follow ups via email after 7 years to see if your floating floors require polishing and sanding.
Floating Timber Floors with 3 mm – 6 mm timber top layers can be re-sanded up to three times and have the option of a top coat in between (meaning not sanding back to the timber). Allowing you to enjoy your floating floor for many years. For more information regarding floor polishing in Adelaide see sanding and polishing.
Advantages of Engineered and Floating Floors
One of the big advantages of installing a floating timber floor is that it can be laid over any flat sub floor, including vinyl, ceramic tiles and more. This makes it an affordable flooring for many home owners.
Another great advantage of a top-quality floating timber floor is its great stability due to its unique locking system. If you want beauty and warmth in your home, nothing exceeds the appeal of floating timber floors. It is the ideal floor for every style of interior room. The choice is yours. For Floating Floors in Adelaide, call us now.
Timber is one of the world’s few truly renewable resources. The natural insulation properties of timber lock out winter’s cold and summer’s heat. It is an excellent option for those with allergies because because timber floors do not harbour dust mites and other allergens. Floating Floors are an excellent option to benefit from these things.
We also have cork floating floors. Floating cork floors are a great environmentally friendly option. You can view our range of floating cork floor finishes in our Adelaide showroom.