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What does a timber floor installation 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:

Area preparation

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.

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 top coat 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.

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 Canberra

Sand and polish timber floor

$300

Hackett ACT 2602, Australia

19th Jun 2020

Want to get kitchen floor sanded back and polished. Previously it had mdf and lino. Room measures 3170 x 6200, rectangular with no furniture or cabinetry to work around. Will need to bring own equipment and ppe.

Timber flooring

$1,500

Theodore ACT 2905, Australia

13th Jul 2019

Floor carpet to be removed from three bedrooms and to lay down wooden flooring.

Timber installer $15sq

$15

Canberra ACT, Australia

17th Jan 2019

To install floating timber floors on going got a 4 year contract first stage 4000 homes

Sand Timber Floors

$1,000

Aranda ACT, Australia

10th Jun 2020

Hello. I'm looking for someone to sand my timber floors. Area is roughly 50sqm.

Lay timber flooring

$300

Crace, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

15th May 2019

Lay timber flooring on top of tiles in an alfresco. Size: 3.7m (w) x 4.8m (l)

Sanding/polishing/coating 80sqm timber floor(PINE)

$1,400

ACT, Australia

28th Oct 2018

I need experienced person to refresh the timber floor in an empty clean house. 80 m2 approx. Most of floor is in good condition and one bdr and part of the lounge room have marks from dog, and old underlay of previous carpet. The job may stats around 5th Nov. Please provide the quote and duration. Thanks.

Timber flooring

$1,000

Garran ACT, Australia

3rd Mar 2021

Putting timber flooring in an apartment. The floor area is about 115 square meter. However, the actual work place would be smaller - three bedrooms and the living area.

Install a timber floor infill

$1,500

Nicholls ACT, Australia

12th May 2020

Install a timber floor infill that is approximately 2220x2230mm. This is a square surrounded by concrete. The floor will need to be anchored into the concrete. Use of LVL timbers sized in accordance with AS 1684 and positioned closer centres than the standard dictates. This will give a much more resilient feeling floor, comparatively to the surrounding concrete floor. The flooring material could be as simple as 22 mm structural particle board. A soffit is to be fitted below. Insulation is to be installed between the joists. The insulation has already been purchased. Installation of Blue Board under the soffit. Must be certified carpenters.

Install scotia for floating timber floor

$750

Weston ACT 2611, Australia

23rd Apr 2019

I have a requirement for installing wooden skirting for our already installed floating floors. We have a two story house so I am not sure how many hours of work. Approximate guess is about two days(20-30 hours) I will be buying the skirting. Thanks Sanjay

Install Floating Laminate Timber Floor

$300

Palmerston, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

16th Mar 2017

Install 50-60 sq meters of floating laminate timber floor. The flooring has been purchased. In Palmerston