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. Low profile floorboards are adhered and nailed onto the plywood. The timber floorboards are sanded and finished on site same as with direct fixed.
The floor height (22 -26mm) may require onsite and unforeseen trimming of doors, reducer splays to other floor levels, bathrooms tiles etc. This method can be problematic in some kitchens, at sliding doors and apartment fire doors.
Please note the plywood sheets do provide an adequate moisture or acoustic barrier and will not make the timber floor “softer” to walk on as some companies claim. A clean sub-floor is required for the plywood bond as with the Direct Fix method.
- Floor height 22-26mm.
- May require splays down to match other floor heights.
- May require doors to be planed (to open) and bench and skirting board height lost.
- Alternatively the concrete sub-floor will need to be recessed in the area to accommodate.
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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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