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Timber Look Flooring

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The top surface of timber laminate flooring is NOT made from real timber. The timber look is achieved by a printed film under the protective, clear top layer. Timber laminate is a prefinished product which means there is no need to sand or seal the floor once it is laid. An alternative to solid timber floors, invented in the 1980’s laminate flooring is available in many timber colours. You can acheive the look of wide boards at a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Laminate flooring cannot be sanded back if it get scratched but the better products offer an extensive guarantee against scratching, staining, spills, cigarette burns etc.

  • Laminate floors normally click together in small pieces for easy installation
  • Easy to clean
  • Inexpensive
  • Great for allergy or asthma sufferers
  • Easy underfoot, quick to install
  • Not recommended for bathrooms


Most new homes in WA have a concrete slab. Concrete needs to cure before you lay a new floor over it. With timber floors the moisture content must be 5.5% or less. Concrete floors must be level to Australian Standards being no more than 2mm difference over 2mtrs or 5mm over 5mtrs. Best practice is laying a moisture barrier and an underlay on the concrete.Be aware of where wet area tiled floors meet other flooring. Wet area floors need to have a 'fall' (slope) towards the floor waste. Ensure the fall does not go across the doorway where the tiles need to meet up with timber flooring or the slope will be really obvious.

Alternatively if you are renovating, timber laminate can be laid over any smooth substrate be that an existing floor or and a new MDF/ ply layer. An underlay is still recommended. Ask if a poured underlay or glue down matt underlay is included with your installation, this will have acoustic benefits as well.

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Suppliers will give you a price for supply and installation, if you are handy you might consider DIY installation. Remember you will need finish with skirting boards