• Frequently Asked Questions About Flooring

    Frequently asked questions about flooring

Will Elite Flooring & interiors move my furniture and remove existing floor coverings?

This can be done at a minimal cost. Let your Elite Flooring & Interiors consultant know the details and they can provide you with a quote

What is a floating floor?

A floating floor is not directly stuck to the subfloor. It simply sits on top of a layer of foam underlay. When joined together at the edges, they float as an interlocked sheet across the floor.

Can a timber floor be installed on concrete?

Yes, you can lay timber over concrete. Your Elite Flooring & interiors timber specialist can recommended the best practices for laying timber floors over concrete.

Are some timber floors harder than others?

Yes, different species have different molecular structure and different hardness. All species are subjected to a Janka test. The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and wear. The harder the timber and the higher the Janka rating. Just like real timber floors, we recommend you protect your timber floor from furniture with felt tips.

How important is underlay?

The manufacturers of underlay produce a range of qualities, all of which will be adequate under your new carpet or Floating floor . At Elite Flooring & Interiors we sell a wide range of underlays, all of which are very well-respected brands.

How do I know which type hard flooring product to choose?

The type of hard wood flooring to choose will come down to the needs of your family as well as lifestyle. If you live in a busy household with children, then laminate flooring may be your best option – its functionality and affordability ensure that it will stand the test of time. If you love to entertain on a regular basis, then you may opt for Hybrid. It’s stunning real timber look will impress your guests, while it is also waterproof and durable.

How much colour variation should I expect in timber flooring?

If it’s a native species like Blackbutt or Spotted Gum, there is bound to be variations because every tree is different.

What is a lacquered finish?

Lacquer is normally a polyurethane coating which is applied to the surface of a wooden floor by brush or roller. The polyurethane covers the pores of the wood and forms a hard, resilient coating which protects the timber from dirt and moisture ingress. A good quality lacquer will protect a timber floor for anything from 12 months to 6 years, depending upon the amount of foot traffic.

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