Direct Fixed

Perth Timber Floors specialises in Direct Fixed installation, the most common method for installing floors over concrete slabs throughout Western Australia. This method of adhering solid, raw, low-profile timber floorboards directly onto a dry, secure and level concrete surface means the floor level is comparable to adjoining tiles, carpets and sliding doors.

A bed of adhesive is trowelled over the concrete and each board placed into position engaging with the next along the tongue and groove edge. Temporary fixing pins hold the strip floorboards firmly into the adhesive overnight and removed once the adhesive is cured. Parquetry blocks are adhered only and cannot be walked on prior to adhesive curing to avoid moving and distorting the pattern.

The timber floors are sanded, filled and polished just like any timber floor and hand roller-coated with the finish and sheen level of your choice. Stairs to match are installed in a similar method. Plywood is adhered to concrete steps and risers to provide square base. Plywood base is not required for MDF steps. 

Sanding and Polishing

To achieve the finish and gloss level you want, the raw floorboards are sanded and polished onsite. At our showroom, we have samples of different floor finishes for you to examine yourself, including:

  • Rich lacquer solvent-based polyurethane
  • Non yellowing, odourless, water-based finish
  • Low sheen, semi gloss or matte options
  • New Invisible finish…. raw look whilst still protected

You can also compare our different skirting board and beading trims in order to find the perfect finish for your new floor.

Floor Essentials

The typical floorboard height is between 10mm and 14mm. You can trust that our low-profile floorboards will match the height of most tiles, carpets and other flooring. 

Before we can start the bonding process, it’s essential to have a clean and uncontaminated subfloor. We can discuss your options and recommend contractors for this preparation work, which will include the removal of old tiles, carpet underlays and adhesives as needed.

  • The thickness of the solid low profile board ranges between 10- 14mm.
  • The width ranges between 70mm to 135mm.
  • The concrete slab MUST be clean, flat ,dry, level and secure prior to bonding the timber. These assessments are made by the installer prior to installation.
  • The floor is a “no go zone” during the sanding and polishing process.

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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 Stairs

    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. 

    Engineered Floors

    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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    Monday - Friday 10am - 2.30pm
    Saturday 8.00am - 12pm
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    0448 475 115

    2/42 Ardross Street Applecross, WA 6153

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