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FAQs

FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ENGINEERED TIMBER FLOORS

“A dynamic forest is a benefit to the atmosphere. A growing tree absorbs carbon dioxide from our air and returns oxygen to the atmosphere in very fast rates. The older the tree is, the slower this process becomes.” “The key component in preserving and keeping a tropical forest is to make sure that these resources maintain an economic value.” “Wood is the only renewable resource to be used as an environmentally correct building material, both during its use and after.”

Dr Thomas Lovejoy – Assistant Secretary
For External Smithsonian Institution – Washington D.C

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING TIMBER FLOORING

Saving timber & the environment

Better surface coatings last much longer

Better looking coatings

Easy to install DIY

Look like solid Timber Flooring

Can be glued down or can be floated

Much better stability

Will not warp, twist or cup

Small damaged sections can be easily replaced or repaired

You can walk on the floor after installation

Engineered Timber Floors do not harbor dust mites or molds, creating a better air quality for all inhabitants. Better for environment as no toxic chemicals are used for coating.

Question: Can you Install Engineered Timber Flooring direct onto Concreate Floors?
Question: What condition must the sub floor be, before Installation?
Question: Are the sub-floors required to be level before installation?
Question: What about underfloor Heating is this allowable with Engineered Timber Floors?
Question: Are Timber Floors suitable to Install in a Kitchen area?
Question: How Important is the wear layer on an Engineered Timber Floor?
Question: Can you repair /replace a section of Engineered Timber Flooring?
Question: What happens in the following situation, I have half tiled areas and the other half, carpets, I want my floors to look all even & level, what do I do?
Question: Will my timber floor scratch or dent?
Question: Is it necessary to acclimatize timber floors?
Question: Will the timber floors change color, or damage, when exposed to light & sunlight?
Question: If I Float my Floor, do I need to use Underlay?
Question: Why do some species of timber vary so much, can I choose all the same looking boards?
Question: Is Expansion an Important aspect to beware of when Installing Timber Flooring?
Question: How do I maintain & clean my timber floors?
Question : Is it cost effective to select a timber floor over less costly material?
Question: What do I need to do with my floors once installed?
Question: Why are timber floors Healthy?
Question: Why is a plywood-engineered floor better than Solid Timber floors?
Question: What is the difference in wear layers on an Engineered Timber Floor?
Question: How long will my timber floor last?
Question: What is a laminate floor and is this timber?
Question: Can I re-sand my timber floor?
Question: What is engineered timber?
Question: What about man cutting down all the trees, will we run out?
Question: What does pre-finished mean?
Question: What is a floating Floor?
Question: IS A FLOATING FLOOR STRUCTURAL?
Question: WHAT IS A STRUCTURAL FLOORS?
Question: WHAT IS AN ENGINEERED FLOOR?

REFER TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES:

AUSTRALIA

www.harmonytimberfloors.com
www.atfa.com.au

USA

www.nwfa.org

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