Size,colour,species and grade
Solid timber floors come in a variety of styles – factory finished, unfinished, different sizes, colours, and grades Choosing the style that is best for you is an important decision, and will be based on a your lifestyle, your decorating style, and the area in which you want to install your timber floor. Talk to professional floor installer or designer to weigh the advantages of each alternative.
The solid timber comes traditionally in two sizes 19x80mm and 19x130mm in random length.
(Special sizes are available 230mm…etc.)
Colours and species
Probably the two most important things to consider.
Wood floors come in a rainbow of colours to fit any taste and need. You can also achieve unique look with custom stains and finishes. The possibilities are endless.
Today’s wood floors come in more than 50 species, both domestic and exotic, spanning the spectrum of colour options, and price ranges. No matter what the look you want to achieve, there are a variety of species to meet your needs.
The hardness of the timber is another key component in your decision. Durability and resistance against abrasion or indentation is an important attribute of your future floor.
The appearance of the wood determines its “grade.” All three grades are equally strong and serviceable, but each offers a different look.
Select grade is almost clear, but contains some natural characteristics such as knots and colour variations.
Natural grade wood has more natural characteristics such as knots and colour variations than select grades, and often is chosen because of these natural features and the character they bring to a room, variegated appearance, light and dark colours, knots, flags and some borer holes.
Third grade wood is rustic in appearance allowing all wood characteristics of the species.