Stains and Colours
While most of the timber floors that we install are enhanced with a clear finish and polish, some of our customers’ décor calls for a stained or coloured floor treatment to achieve the look they want most.
Quality Raw Timber Base
The most common timber used for staining is oak—specifically, American White Oak wide boards or large parquetry blocks. In the staining process, we change the colour of the raw timber by hand applying, various pigments and waxes in shades and colours to match the client’s decore or style. Unlike painting, the stain application most often cannot be touched up or painted over. For this reason, we ask that you are onsite on the day of staining to approve the colour and depth of stain. Staining floors is a skill acquired over many years, one that our professional floor sanders and finishers exhibit in their work.
Once the stained floor is dry, it is coated with a clear polyurethane top coat to protect the stained timber, enhance the colour and provide the desired sheen level. Wax finishes do not require top coating.
Designer Trends and Colours
The most requested colours range from striking nearly jet black, through to softer antique brown gold tones to the popular lighter Hamptons style, lime-washed greys and whites. The oak timber is most popular as it “holds” the stain with its open and fine grain patterns to produce a spectacular colour effect. Warm toned Antique Walnut stain is popular for the Herringbone pattern large block parquetry for an ageless look.
Many of our engineered floor products are also available in a palette of pre-stained or “roasted” oak finishes. This allows the customer to know the colour of the finished product as it is being installed, removing any guess work and giving them peace of mind.
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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, family run business, installing some of the finest floors in Perth homes and businesses since 1991.
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