The timber floor solution for speedy room makeovers

Monday, 04 June 2012 in Boral

The timber floor solution for speedy room makeovers

With home life centred on the indoors during colder months, we generally begin to focus on our interior furnishings and finishes. A new timber floor in an Australian hardwood species is a luxurious replacement for tired carpets, out-dated tiles or worn vinyl.

Boral Silkwood engineered hardwood flooring enables a much faster installation than traditional 19mm solid strip timber boards, minimising disruption to domestic life. Its pre-finished surface avoids the mess and time associated with sanding and finishing and allows occupants to walk on the floor within hours of installation.

A versatile solution for most rooms in the home, Boral Silkwood can be laid using the floating or direct stick installation method on a range of level, flat surfaces including concrete, plywood, tiles or existing timber floors. A popular choice for apartments and single room renovations, the flooring can be installed with a Boral Timber underlay, to provide levelling, cushioning and acoustic benefits. This is particularly important for multi-level dwellings where acoustically rated sound proofing is essential. A professional flooring installer will be able to advise on the right product combination.

In a choice of classic Australian species, including Spotted Gum, Blackbutt and Tallowwood, Boral Silkwood is available in 133mm or 175mm wide boards to produce different interior effects. This durable and easy to maintain flooring is simply swept or vacuumed and can be dressed with rugs to coordinate with furnishings. Alternatively, the floor may be kept bare for an uncluttered and seamless look throughout the home.
Made in Australia with a multi-layer, cross-ply construction, Boral Silkwood features a 4mm thick top layer of Australian hardwood. The top layer may be re-sanded and recoated, extending the life of the floor.

Boral offers an online timber floor calculator to assist homeowners in planning and costing a floor renovation project, and a photo gallery for further inspiration.