133 mm Select Grade Tasmanian Oak T&G timber flooring installed into kitchen, living & dining areas of renovated Mosman residence.
White Wolf Construction
133 x 19 mm Select Grade Tasmanian Oak Tongue & Groove Flooring
Synteko 'Classic' 50 / Semi Gloss
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The name Tasmanian Oak is used to describe a combination of three species of eucalypt commonly found in Tasmania – Alpine Ash, Mountain Ash and Messmate. The reference to Oak originates from early European timber workers who believed it was similar in strength and appearance to English Oak. Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis) grows at higher altitudes, while Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) is found in wetter sites. Messmate (Eucalyptus obliqua) occurs in both wet forests and drier areas. Both Alpine and Mountain Ash are found in Victoria and Tasmania and rank amongst Australia’s tallest eucalypts. Mountain Ash is one of the tallest trees in the world. Together they produce a blend of beautiful colouring from pale cream to pink and reddish-brown. The logs are quartersawn to produce an extremely straight and even grain. This also gives excellent dimensional stability, making Tasmanian Oak a good choice for extreme climates or over radiant heat (see our article later in this issue on laying timber floors over radiant heat). Janka rating 5.5 (averaged across the three species).
Providing a floor where the feature present or natural discolouration will not dominate the appearance of the floor. Features that are permitted still include short narrow gum veins, a limited number and size of past borer activity and small knots.
Solid Timber Flooring
Can be fixed direct to joists, to sheet subfloors of particleboard or plywood over joists, plywood or battens over concrete slabs and in some locations, direct fixing to the concrete slab is common. The traditional timber floor is renowned for its strength, durability and character. Throughout its life, solid strip timber floors can be rejuvenated to near new condition by sanding and refinishing. It is ideal for new houses or to match existing floors in renovations and they can be top (face) nailed, or secretly fixed in combination with adhesives.
Is a fast-drying, two-component, acid-curing hardwood floor finish for interior use based on modified amino and alkyd resins in a solvent mixture. This finish has an amber colour, enhancing natural wood colours. Synteko Classic delivers an extremely durable, long lasting beautiful finish. Suitable for finishing of hardwood and other timber floors in residential as well as in commercial areas offering excellent grain clarity,depth and colour. Synteko Classic acts as its own sealer has excellent workability properties and fast drying time provide the benefit of one-day job application. Synteko Classic is available in three gloss levels: Matte, Satin, Gloss. Synteko Classic complies with the latest VOC rules in Europe.