Engineered & Floating Floors
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. 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 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.
Maintenance of Floating 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.
Engineered Parquetry has a 4 mm – 6 mm natural solid timber layer. 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.
There are two types of Chevron that we have at Parquetry Flooring Company. One is the Intenso, which is Chevron pattern planks with a unique reclaimed look. The are pre-finished with an extra matte finish giving your floor the look of an oiled floor with the resistance of a lacquer. This engineered chevron parquetry comes in 7 different colours ranging from a very natural oak colour to black. It is also available in spotted gum & blackbutt. The lacquer is an highly advanced UV cured, which is designed for high wear, stain and scratch resistance. The other is De Marqué Parquetry. This is also pre finished with a VOC free water based matte coating.
We have two different ranges of Herringbone Engineered Parquetry in our showroom: Terra Mater (used on House Rules 2019), are wider boards (888 x 148 x 14 mm) and utilise German Klump UV lacquer 8% matte coating. The De Marqué (used on The Block 2019) have two sizes (600 x 120 x 15mm or 600 x 120 21 mm) and use the VOC free water based matte coating.
Both Herringbone ranges are in European Oak and have colours ranging from light oak to very dark brown/grey.
To find out more about engineered timber visit us on Magill Road, Beulah Park or contact us
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.