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What does a timber floor installation service include?
Once you’ve decided to install timber floorboards - and you’ve found the best floorboards for your home - it’s time to get them installed. Here’s the process you can expect when you work with a professional timber flooring installer:
Before your new floor can be laid, the area will need to be fully prepared to give the best results. This will change slightly depending on the materials underneath and the type of floorboards. The floor underneath needs to be dry, clean, and stable. Ideally, all skirting boards, doors, and door frames will be removed at this stage, too. Also, timber floorboards usually require some level of acclimatisation before being laid to adjust to the temperature and moisture levels to prevent warping and shrinkage. So, you’ll need to leave the boards open in the room where they’ll be laid. This process can take up to a week.
Timber Flooring Installation
Before installing your floorboards, your timber floor installer will lay your choice of moisture-proofing and insulation material. Insulation is important to reduce the noise of floorboards and help regulate the temperature of the house. Once the underneath layers are in place, the new boards will be installed. The method of installation will vary with the materials chosen - solid timber floors need a substructure underneath that they can be secured to, whereas engineered boards can be laid directly over tiles, concrete, or other wooden boards. The boards are usually installed parallel to the longest length of the room, or is visible from the front door, perpendicular to the door.
Before laying the boards, your installer will usually plan out the layout to make sure the lengths, colours, grades, and variations in the timber are spread throughout the floor. They’ll glue or nail your floorboards in place, allowing for a small gap around the perimeter (that will be covered by skirting boards) for expansion.
Cutting & shaping
Once the bulk of your floor has been laid, your installer will carefully measure, cut, and install smaller board sections around corners, cupboards, and doorways. This ensures a tight finish that blends with the overall design.
Cleanup & finish
If you’ve chosen solid floorboards, they may need to be sanded to a level finish, stained, and sealed with a topcoat to protect the wood from scratches and damage. This process might mean you can’t finish the installation and cleanup for a few days. If you’ve chosen engineered floorboards, they are usually pre-sealed, leaving them ready to use. Once the floors are ready, the doors, skirting boards, and door frames are all attached and painted if they need a fresh coat. Then your contractor will clean up the room and any work areas that were used for cutting and painting.
Timber flooring repairs & restoration
Over time, wooden floors can get damaged from water, pets, furniture, high heels, and even dirt. If the damage is minor, you may be able to refinish the surface with light sand, a new coat of sealant, and polishing. More extensive structural damage may need a professional floor repair specialist who can assess and fix the problem correctly.
Recent Timber Flooring tasks in South Moreton Bay
Sand and polish timber floors
Cashmere QLD, Australia
4th Jan 2023
Approx 50m2, split level home with a few timber stairs. See photos attached. Kitchen/living/dining/entry and hallway. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 20 February 2023
Vinyl/ timber plank installation
Griffin QLD, Australia
28th Jul 2022
Approx 50sqm. Kitchen, living, dining and hallways install over tiled flooring. Skirtings removed, stock supplied, house vacant. Done before 31st July
Great service, rapid response and has done a terrific job. Very professional and has multiple skills set. Carpentry through to landscaping! And has ended up being able to assist with another clients needs. Will be using Nathan again.
Install ramp floating between timber and tiles
North Lakes QLD 4509, Australia
28th Jul 2022
We have installed floating timber floors in some rooms of our house, and have some silver ramp floating floor trim to install between the tiles and floating timber floor. Looking for an experienced handyman, who can install them on five doorways.
Install click lock timber laminated planks
Eatons Hill QLD, Australia
17th Aug 2020
Approx 57 square metres to lounge/dining, kitchen/meals, study and entry/hallway
Sand and polish floors of timber queenslander
Kobble Creek QLD, Australia
4th May 2020
House has been renovated and now needs entire floor space to be re-sanded and polished. Total floor space estimated to be around 100 square metres.
Replace laminated timber floor boards
Petrie QLD 4502, Australia
4th May 2020
Replace approximately 10 water damaged floor boards. Replacements provided
Install 100m2 of timber floating flooring
Brendale QLD, Australia
11th Oct 2019
Brendale office space 100m2 of timber floating flooring to be installed over firm carpet (6 rooms). Must be done over a weekend as office is used during the week Flooring and trim will be purchased from a local supplier, but happy to take your suggestion. Want to lighten up the office space.
I need timber floor polishing & coating
Albany Creek QLD, Australia
18th Sep 2019
Carpet removal & floor polishing