Australian Oak engineered hardwood flooring is the combination of a beautiful hardwood floor, a hard wearing coating and a super stable substrate – manufactured to the quality you’d expect from Australia’s largest hardwood mill. The resulting product is a floor of stunning architectural appearance that increases stability and offers speedy installation.
Australian Oak engineered hardwood flooring is made from a combination of regrowth and plantation hardwoods. The wear layer on top is our trusted, regrowth hardwood species which is PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC) certified and grown in Australia.
The hardwood ply substrate is a mix of plantation hardwood species that are glued to the wear layer using a method known as ‘balanced construction’. Using a hardwood ply (instead of an MDF or pine make up) not only increases the floors density and reduces the risk of indentation but it also ensures that no one layer (veneer) is the dominant piece. By gluing these veneers together in a cross laminated orientation, the boards work together to minimise any risk of expansion and contraction. The benefits with engineered timber flooring are that a less experienced tradesperson is capable of laying a floor with minimal risk of movement after installation. It also opens the possibility of laying in front of large windows or over the top of in-slab heating (see warranty for details). This added stability also allows wider, more attractive boards to be used with less risk of gapping between each board.
Back sawn (or crown cut) grain is another benefit offered by the construction method. Crown cut grain is often more desirable in flooring applications due to the unique patterns created in the swirly grain. These are often highlighted in the staining process or brush finishing. The orientation of crown cut grain, however, is not as stable as quarter sawn timber but by gluing down to a balanced ply, the desirable appearance is not only possible but becomes incredibly stable.
LED cured hardwax oils are applied to the wear layer to increase longevity, reduce the risk of scratching and create uniquely attractive colour choices – see below for colour options.
The hardwood wear layer on top is thick enough to sand and re-polish multiple times throughout life if required. This is particularly beneficial as trends change over the decades and is much more desirable than replacing boards (which is likely in a cheaper floor that does not have the ability to sand and re-polish). Australian Oak engineered flooring is naturally blonde in colour which allows re-staining from light through to dark colours – should you desire in the future.
190mm x 15mm – available with a 2mm or 4mm wear layer.
130mm x 19mm – available with a 4mm wear layer.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN OAK AND EURPOEAN OAK?
Our Eucalypt species has less knots than European Oak but a little more character in the form of natural gum vein. We separate these characteristics into different grades which create a uniquely Australian Oak floor.