Beading and Skirting Boards
All timber floors must have an adequate expansion gap when installed as specified by the Building Codes. This is to allow space for the timber to expand and contract with seasonal changes. The expansion gap is covered by a trim—either a beading or skirting board—once the floor is sanded and polished.
A skirting board is a wall trim and the style usually matches the doors and architraves. The most common styles are:
- Lambs Tongue
Skirting boards range from 60mm and can be as high as 380mm depending on the style of house. Most of our skirting installations are pre-primed MDF and ready to paint. However, there is a range of solid raw and pre-finished timber skirting boards available. Beading is a much smaller pre-finished trim and usually matches the timber floor or, in some cases, an existing timber skirting. The splay profile used most commonly is flat, only sitting 9mm above the floor. Beading trim is most often required under front door sliding doors and the base kitchen cabinets. The older style 19mm x19mm quarter round (“quad”) beading is more in keeping for period homes.
A selection of beading and skirting profiles and floor trims for engineered floors are available for viewing on request. Feel free to direct any questions you may have about our products to our friendly and qualified staff.
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Strip Flooring and Parquetry
We specialise in Direct Fixed installation, the most common method for installing floors over concrete slabs throughout Western Australia.
Timber clad concrete or MDF staircases are becoming increasingly more popular as more double storey houses and units are built or carpets are replaced as part of a home renovation.
Beading and Skirting Boards
All timber floors must have an adequate expansion gap when installed as specified by the Building Codes. This is to allow space for the timber to expand and contract with seasonal changes.
At Perth Timber Floors we often jokingly refer to the Engineered systems as the cake mix of the timber floor world. This is because like cake mix the messy, dusty, sometimes smelly process of sanding and polishing has been done in the factory, ready to deliver to site and install.
Plank on Ply
This method is most often used to build height to match marble and granite entry tiles or to patch and repair a variety of subfloor surfaces during renovations. 12mm plywood sheets are adhered and nailed or anchored to the concrete or other subfloors.
Repairs, Renovations and Remodeling
Remodeling your kitchen is the best way to update your home. In most cases, this means changing the cabinet layout or footprint, which ultimately means changing your entire floor.
Perth Timber Floors
We are a Perth based business, installing some of the finest floors in Perth homes and businesses since 1991.
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