Installing parquetry block flooring, a skill from the past gives you a wonderful looking floor. Who would have thought that the time honoured tradition of woodblock parquet can actually produce significant construction cost savings! Recognising that the longer the piece of wood or the wider the piece of wood the more you pay for it, parquet can generate savings over conventional Strip Flooring.
As the Australian Code of Practice now requires that no wood floor system can be installed over an “unventilated” subfloor, the practice of installing battens over concrete is now outlawed and replaced by the installation of minimum thickness 18mm thick exterior waterproof structural grade plywood (not cheap alternatives). This practice achieves significant technical advantage for any strip floor installation,.
The raw underside of the boards are not exposed to condensation (moisture) formed from the air, especially when radiant heat from sunlight streaming through glass window walls etc., causes “cupping” of boards, as the top surface should be well sealed with a minimum of three full flood coats of Enviro Floors coating system as the wear surface.
The avoidance of battens creates a very “quiet” solid floor without the traditional “drum” of foot traffic.
The avoidance of humid spaces is positive with regard to termites. As a quality installation of Wood Block Parquet is directly bonded to the concrete subfloor with waterproof polyurethane Adhesives, parquet floors are extremely “quiet.
Specialist parquet producers have extremely close control over “moisture content” and “grading” of a wide range of local and exotics timber species.
COSTS AND DETAILS
Costs are only a guide & can change at any time.
Supply, Install, Sanding & Polishing
$109 - $340 Per Square Meter
WHY CHOOSE US
Our combined experience is well over 40 years and a real focus on customer satisfaction, you can rely on us for your next project. We provide a professional floor sanding and installation services with a real focus on customer satisfaction.
How many coats do we apply and how long will it take?
We apply three coats of low VOC polyurethane timber floor coating made by Enviro Floors – a base coat and then two top coats. The second coat will look a bit rough, we call that grain raising, so in preparation for the 3rd coat we lightly sand and vacuum ready for the application of 3rd coat. Drying time is approximately 4 to 8 hours per coat and you can move furniture back 24 – 48 hours after the last coat depending on the weather. All furniture must be lifted, rugs and mats can be placed onto the floor after 2 weeks. Put felt pads under all furniture.
Why are Polyurethane water based timber coatings better?
Polyurethane water based timber finishes contain water instead of solvents and are therefore better for the environment, being low in VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and easier to clean up. Brushes and other application equipment can be washed up in the water, whereas those used for solvent-based finishes need to be washed up in turpentine or thinners. Polyurethane water-based products are also quicker to dry, which often means you can apply all the coats required within one day.
What is the durability like?
Maintaining and caring for such a valuable asset as your floor can make a substantial impact on how long it will look great for, and also how long it may be before a new refurbishment coat may be required. The durability of the coating on timber floors varies as to the amount of traffic and the bringing of outside grit into the house. These are a few handy tips to remember; it is always a good idea to have entrance matting at the door so that outside grit can be brushed off before entering the house. Removing outdoor shoes and only wearing indoor shoes inside helps to reduce surface scratches.
Maintaining your Polished timber floors?
Maintaining and caring for such a valuable asset as your floor can make a substantial impact on how long it will look great for, and also how long it may be before a new refurbishment coat may be required. Durability of the coating on timber floors varies as to the amount of traffic and the bringing of outside grit into the house. These are a few handy tips to remember; it is always a good idea to have entrance matting at the door so that outside grit can be brushed off before entering the house. Removing outdoor shoes and only wearing indoor shoes inside helps to reduce surface scratches. When it comes to wood, too much and too hot water is a no-no and can ruin your floors! Excessive wet patches can stain timber flooring and can even result in expanded and warped boards. The correct mop and mopping technique will prolong the life and beauty of your wooden floors, protecting your investment. A mop water solution that is! Many people recommend using just water and vinegar. If you care about your floors, don’t add anything harsh to the mop water like bleach or ammonia. Using a dedicated wood floor solution or just a little soap in the mop water will ensure dirt is better lifted and bring back that beautiful timber gleam.
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