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What is the best floor for me?

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best floor for you. Among many points to consider are colour and pattern features, abrasive wear resistance, impact resistance, and of course, cost.

How long will it take to lay my new floor?

Depending on the circumstances, we can usually lay flooring in an average Lounge/dining, kitchen and hallway in one day; the same house plus 4 bedrooms would probably take 2 days.

Can I get my new floor wet?

All flooring is designed to cope with reasonable spills and splashes; the water will evaporate before any damage is done. However, excessive water and prolonged contact may damage your floor, as would any other flooring option be damaged. We recommend a “damp” mop approach when cleaning you floor, and do not recommend the use of steam mops on any timber, laminate or bamboo floor.

Does ProFlooring have a good range?

We carry only long standing and reputable manufacturer’s products – the “Big” names such as Readyflor, Inovar, Verdura, QuickStep, Boral Silkwood, Preference and ARC. This means that we can install your floor quickly and hassle free, and have the peace of mind that some of the biggest flooring manufacturers in Australia are part of the process.

I have seen a floor that I like somewhere else. Can ProFlooring get it in for me?

Yes. We have access to most products available in Australia. Let us know what you are looking at, and we will see what we can do.

Will my new floor change colour?

Probably, yes, but not always. No floor is light “fast.” The tannin in the wood will “oxidise” when exposed to UV light; the degree of change will depend on the species and the location. Laminate floors are less susceptible to light fading and change, and bamboo is also very resistant to colour change.

Why would I choose Bamboo Flooring over traditional hardwood flooring?

Bamboo is a “grass”- not wood. It is environmental sustainable; harvested from sustainable managed bamboo forest every 5 to 6 years, compare to 50 years plus for hardwood forest – a truly renewable resource to replace traditional hardwood flooring. o Stability – Bamboo flooring is an extremely stable hardwood, a true reliable and consistent product. o Value – Reasonably prices comparable to hardwood timber o Termite resistant – 99.5% resistant to termites o Healthy – No toxic fumes. With 0.01mg formaldehyde per cubic meter of air , the adhesive used to laminate the Bamboo strips that form the flooring. Off-gases 16% less than the European Standards (EN) of 0.13mg. (Verdura example)

As the boards are pre-finished, can they be re-sanded later?

Yes. Bamboo flooring can be typically re-finished as you would for hardwood flooring. For flooring with stained colour please consults with qualified trade-person.

What type of finish (coating) is used and is it scratch resistant?

Bamboo flooring is protected against insects, rot and mildew during the manufacturing process. The surfaces are pre-finished with 8 layers German manufactured ‘KLUMPP’ water-based Polyurethane. The finishes are standard Semi-Gloss or Matt (High-Gloss by special order). Just like hardwood flooring all care should be taken to protect the finish. It is scratch resistant but damage caused by negligence or improper maintenance would void the warranty.

What about Stiletto High Heels?

High heels concentrate a person’s weight on a small point (estimate: 60kg person = approximately 150kg per square centimetre when taking a normal step). This kind of force can damage many types of flooring, fracturing ceramic tiles and perforating vinyl, as well as denting timber floors. While high heels in good condition may not damage bamboo floors, we recommend a ‘no high heel’ policy where practical.

Is bamboo flooring durable?

Yes, absolutely! The definition of ‘durable’ is capable of lasting, resisting wear. Most people related to “durability” as wear. By comparison the Vertical & Horizontal styles are comparable in hardness (wear) to Jarrah flooring; however the Strand Woven flooring is the 2nd hardest flooring on the planet – harder than all Australian hardwood timbers. Yes extremely durable!

Can I install bamboo flooring myself?

Yes you can. A home handyman with carpentry skills can install with appropriate guidelines.

Can I install over a heated subfloor?
Can I direct stick this floor?
Can I install over a wet subfloor?
Do warranties include reasonable labour charges?
Do the warranties depreciate over their term?

*Providing the surface temperature of the concrete slab remains permanently below 28 degrees C.
# Spotted Gum, Blackbutt & Red Ironwood CANNOT be installed over heated subfloors.
^ Contact us regarding plans and directions on direct stick applications.
** If the wet subfloor is timber, the reason it is wet should be addressed prior to installation, if installing over a wet concrete slab, use additional builders plastic in addition to our recommended Combi-Lay underlays and ensure all joins are overlapped and taped using a vapour tight tape.

Which timber is the hardest?

Timbers dent resistance is measured on the Janka Scale. The higher the number, the better the resistance to denting. However when comparing the most and least indentation resistant species, you are really comparing the indentation in fractions of a millimetre. Aspects like warranty, joining system, surface coating, level of nested lengths etc are most often much more important!

How many metres can be installed before I have to use an expansion trim?

More important than the measurement in running metres is the shape of the floor and the site conditions. Our floors can most often be installed over large areas without expansion trims through the middle of the floor but multi-room installations or installations in areas of high relative humidity will most often require in-floor expansion trims. Contact us any time regarding any installation & expansion trim requirements.

What do I need to comply with when installing in multi-storey apartments?

You need to comply with the Impact Isolation requirements (how easily impact sound travels through a wall or floor. Impact sound is generated by sources such as dryers, washing machines and heeled shoes on a wooden floor.) as prescribed by the Building Code of Australia (Class 2-9 Buildings). The requirement is that you achieve an Ln,w+Ci less than 62. Two things need to be remembered here. Firstly, every construction is different in terms of subfloor thickness, ceiling type, insulation level etc. The second thing to remember is that we can access numerous tests and can provide data to satisfy most owners, corporations or acoustic engineers.

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