Timber Flooring Manly

It was an absolute pleasure to work on this heritage-listed property, a stone’s throw from Manly Beach. While the footprint of this semi-detached home might be small, it’s big on detail!

Working in conjunction with the Architect & Builder we were able to create a customised floating staircase, unique both in system and design. Cantilever steel treads were wrapped with Pre-finished European Oak Engineered flooring to create this one-of-a-kind statement piece. The sleeves were fabricated off-site, and installed in two stages to accommodate stainless steel vertical cable balustrade detail. By working closely with the steel fabricator we were able to ensure both trades had ample time and space for a successful installation.

In the heritage section of the home, we were briefed to source Kauri Pine to restore the original flooring. Kauri Pine is restricted, which meant having to track down hard-to-come-by reclaimed boards for the repair. After extensive repairs, we sanded and refurbished the Pine with a matte Hard Wax Oil.

Upstairs, we supplied and installed a Pre-finished European Oak Engineered flooring product which we site finished with a White Oil on completion.

In addition, we supplied custom handrails, constructed from the same Pre-finished European Oak Engineered flooring as the upstairs floor and floating stair case.

For floating stairs, see also Neutral Bay project.

Archisoul Architects

Newmark Group

Flooring Manufacturer
Mafi Timber

Timber Mill
Ironwood Australia (Kauri Pine)

Flooring Product
Downstairs – 150 mm Reclaimed Kauri Pine
Floating Stairs – 300 mm Oak Clear Brushed White, European Oak Engineered Flooring
Upstairs – 185 mm Oak Clear Brushed White, European Oak Engineered Flooring

Finish Specification
Woca Hard Wax Oil – Kauri Pine
Mafi White Oil – Upstairs, Floating Stairs & Handrail

Mafi Product Brochure
Mafi White Oil Product Specification

Houses Magazine, Issue 127, April 2019