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Southern Timber Floors provides installers, sanders and polishers who are fully insured, fully accredited and are regarded as the best in the industry.

We can organize and manage the complete process so that all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your beautiful new floor. This system combined with our 7 year warranty gives you complete peace of mind that if there is a problem it will be fixed.

 

   
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Our solid timber floors are dried to Victorian standards. This means our installers meet the delivery truck, carry the timber into the house and start laying the floor. There is no need to leave the timber on site for 2 weeks to acclimatize. However, to be sure, our installers check the moisture level of the timber prior to installation as well as the moisture level of the sub floor.

With new homes we install the floor directly after the plaster is installed. This means that the skirts, architraves and kitchens are installed after the timber floor. This avoids having to have quads / beading around the walls to cover the expansion gaps. The floor is sanded and polished at the end of fit out prior to carpet.

Where the timber floor will be joining carpet and tiles, the timber floor is often higher. We have various methods to avoid having step-ups between the different floor coverings. We will discuss with you the different options and use the one that you prefer.

 

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Installation Options

Solid timber floors can be installed on concrete slabs, existing chipboard, battens and bearers/ joists.

Solid parquetry floors, solid bamboo floors and direct stick engineered timber floors can be installed on concrete slabs and existing chip board floors.

Floating timber and laminate floors can be installed on concrete slabs, to existing chip board floors and over existing tiles.

We can also install patterns, inlays and borders if you wish.


Southern Timber Floors take great pride in ensuring we do everything possible to install the floor at the time we have arranged with you.
We also provide you with full instructions on how to maintain your floor.

 
 
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With new homes, having installed the timber floor after the plaster, the second last job prior to carpet installation is to sand and polish the floor 3 times in the polish of your choice.

With renovation work, the floor has to be installed for a minimum of 1 week prior to sanding and polishing.

Southern Timber Floors recommends 3 alternative polishes, each available in different gloss levels. We can also offer other polishes such as Tung Oil and wax but 99% of the polish we use is one of the following:

Polyurethane - Adds significant depth of colour to the appearance of the timber and is available in matt, satin, semi-gloss and full gloss.

Alcohol Based - Adds a medium amount of colour to the appearance of the timber and is available in satin, semi-gloss and full gloss.

Water Based - Adds very little colour to the appearance of the timber and is available in satin and gloss.

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All of these polishes have pros and cons, which we fully explain when guiding you through the options. We also show you in our showroom the differences in appearances with the different polishes on different timber species, so that you get the look you prefer. We also explain the procedure in relation to the amount of disruption to your lives, how and when to use the polished floor and how to care and maintain your floor.

As a guide, timber floors are generally re sanded and polished every 10 to 12 years in Australia. However this will greatly depend on how you maintain your floor and on your taste. For instance, some people like a few scratches and marks as they see it as part of the natural aging of their timber floor. Others prefer their floor to look brand new.

We take great pride in ensuring we do everything possible to complete the sanding and polishing at the time we have arranged with you.

           
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Southern Timber Floors predominantly offers services to home renovators in the Bayside suburbs, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and Gippsland areas, although we can service some other areas of Regional Victoria upon request.

We recommend that the first step in deciding whether to have a timber floor is to visit our showroom. This way you can see the various timber floor options, the different species and the different finishes. Our showroom has been set up so you can get a really good idea of what a timber floor will look like in your home.

Once you have a better understanding of what you want, we will then come to your home and evaluate what needs to be done. We will then measure the area that you require timber flooring in and give you a fully detailed quote.

If you decide to proceed with us, we establish the dates for the various steps to be taken.

 

   
           
         
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Southern Timber Floors predominantly offers services to owner builders in the Bayside suburbs, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and Gippsland areas, although we can service some other areas of Regional Victoria upon request.

We recommend that the first step to take in deciding whether to have a timber floor is to visit our showroom with your house plans. This way you can see the various timber floor options, the different species and the different finishes.

Our showroom has been set up so you can get a really good idea of what a timber floor will look like in your new home. We will then give you a fully detailed quote from your house plans.

If you decide to proceed with us, we will establish tentative dates for the various steps to be taken (see sections on Installation and Sanding and Polishing).

 

     
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Southern Timber Floors are contracted by many new home builders throughout Melbourne, The Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland and Phillip Island.

We have earned a reputation for being on time and not holding up other trades. We work very hard to maintain this reputation.

Southern Timber Floors install the timber floor immediately after plaster has been installed prior to skirts, architraves and kitchens. The exception to this are a few builders who get us to deal directly with their clients and install the timber floor after handover.

Once the house is complete and prior to carpet installation we sand and polish 3 times in the clients choice of polish.

 

   
 
 
 
 
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