Commonly known as Sydney Blue Gum, this beautiful red timber has a fantastic grain. It is also easy to work, dress and fix. It responds well to most finishes and takes a good polish, making it popular for decorative applications where moderate durability is required.

Flooring

Beautiful and Timeless Timber Flooring

Timber flooring has been the first choice for flooring for centuries. Its warmth, beauty and low anti-static dust properties make it even more desirable today. Furthermore, timber floors are totally natural and therefore, each one is unique.

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No two trees are the same, each has its own charm and pleasing colour variation. For this reason, timber flooring has become the ‘must-have’ feature in many homes. Available timber species are listed below.

Important considerations when buying timber flooring

There are a number of things you as the owner need to consider when purchasing a solid wood floor. These are, laying, sanding and finishing. But before this, consider aspects such as colour, grade, and board width. More details about grades and specs can be found further down this page. You have many choices to make, so spend time with your contact at CHH, or installer, to understand your new floor.

Timber flooring profiles and sizes to choose from

Coffs Harbour Hardwoods 19mm Tongue and Groove (T&G) flooring is the most common hardwood flooring for laying over joists, ply, particleboard and existing timber floors. We believe this product is second to none. If you require something a little thinner, then try one of our overlay flooring products. The quality of the hardwoods and attention to detail is unsurpassed. Furthermore, it’s suitable for both commercial and residential use.

Post timber floor installation considerations

There are a lot of factors that can affect your floors post installation. Primarily, you should acclimatise your floors to the in-service conditions of your house after the floors are laid. Also, many factors can affect the performance of a floor post installation. Air conditioning, big windows that allow a lot of sunlight in, and living close to large bodies of water, can all have an effect on your floor. (Please read: Before and After)

All our beautiful timber flooring is available wholesale, retail and direct to the public. Contact us here for more details.

Timber Grades & Specs

Flooring is graded during manufacture to Australian Standards resulting in a Select, Standard & Feature grade.

Select Grade: Very Clean in its appearance. The least number of natural features such as pin holes and gum veins.
Standard Grade: Contains a small number of natural features that give you the natural look that only real timber can provide.
Feature Grade: The maximum allowable number of natural features. This floor contains more natural features than standard grade and will give a rustic appearance.

It is important to realize that grading rules do not cover either colour or colour variation, but do significantly influence the appearance, with some grades including more of the character of the trees history with larger gum veins, knots and other features present. In other grades the cleaner natural lines and figure of the timber will dominant with fewer and smaller features present.

Further Grades & Specs

When deciding on a timber grade ensure that you consider the following:

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  • All trees contain features such as gum veins, knots and past borer activity and such features for many, add to the character and charm of their floor. Therefore when choosing a grade you are simply deciding on how much feature that you desire.
  • The grade has no influence on a floor’s fitness for purpose in terms of its manufactured moisture content range or machining tolerance etc. These aspects are the same for each grade.
  • All grades permit some feature and even though it may be named Select Grade some gum veins, knots and past borer activity is permitted.
  • There are grade names associated with Australian Standards grading rules and in other instances flooring manufacturers may have their own grades and grade names. A manufacturer’s grade will not be exactly the same as that in an Australian Standard.
  • How the boards are mixed into the floor both in terms of colour and feature is up to the installer so if you have any specific view on this, you should discuss it with your installer.
  • Also of importance is that different features can predominate in different species. Therefore, two floors of the same grade may appear quite different in terms of the predominating feature and how dominant that feature appears in a floor.

It is therefore important to realize that the overall colour or blend of colour in a floor is dependent on the species or species mix chosen and that the character of the floor, in terms of the features present, such as gum veins, is determined by the grade. If choosing an alternative species from the one originally considered, not only will the overall colour differ but the predominating type of feature may also change. It is important to work closely with your supplier and installer so that they can be clear about look that you desire.

Coffs Harbour Hardwoods can deliver your timber within the Coffs Coast area. Our trucks are equipped with a crane to unload our beautiful, natural hardwood.

If you would like your timber delivered, we do have to limit where we can deliver due to safety concerns. Please communicate any difficulty with tight roads, steep hills and changes in usual conditions due to inclement weather to our sales team when ordering to enable your timber to be delivered in a careful and safe manner.

Delivery is to kerbside only.

For our wholesale market we can arrange transport interstate where required.

When building in bushfire prone areas it is important to follow the correct guidelines and design methods. A range of prevention strategies has been developed, aimed at diminishing the risk of ember, radiant heat and even flame damage. The Standard sets guidelines for assessing which of six bushfire attack levels (BAL) a site falls into (BAL: LOW, 12.5,19, 29, 40 and FZ) and then specifies additional construction requirements for houses in the more bushfire-prone areas. The goal is to reduce the risk of fire and ember penetration. Fortunately, Australia has several high-density timbers that provide inherent natural bushfire resistance. The seven bushfire-resisting timbers specified in the AS 3959-2009 are tough, dense hardwoods that performed well in extensive fire testing.

These species may be used up to and including a BAL 29 rating.
Blackbutt, Merbau, Red Ironbark, River Red Gum, Silvertop Ash, Spotted Gum, Turpentine.

Other species that we offer may be used up to BAL 19 but please consult with professional advice before selecting the species you wish to use in your locality.

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