There are plenty of options available on the market for you to choose from, and at first glance, they may not look all that different; but with time, the side effects of a poor flooring choice can show. At Floorcon, we offer a wide selection of commercial timber flooring in Melbourne perfectly suited for all kinds of establishments, with low VOC ratings and high durability guaranteed. However, our flooring experts also understand that each establishment is different and may require another type of flooring to achieve the best results in terms of aesthetics, wear and tear, and overall value.
Here, we help you take a closer look at three of our most popular commercial timber flooring options so you can decide which suits your building’s requirements best.
Direct stick timber involves sticking the timber floorboards or panel directly to the subfloor by means of glue or nails, without the use of an underlay. Both solid and engineered timber are suitable for commercial direct stick timber flooring, so you have options to add further reinforcement to your floor. Direct stick timber is the easiest way to achieve a ‘natural’ hardwood look and feel for your floor, with great stability and durability, and it is also quieter underfoot than most timber installations, so it is ideal for areas with heavy traffic needing reduced sound.
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Installers can fit commercial floating timber floors over any dry, solid surface that can act as a subfloor, including concrete, tiles, vinyl, or even old timber floorboards. Floating timber floors are not fixed to the subfloor; instead, the floorboards are held together by glue or a click-and-lock mechanism and are then laid on foam or rubber underlay, generally with in-built moisture barrier properties. So it’s a great option if you’re looking to install flooring over existing surfaces that is not an ideal subfloor for direct stick timber. It still has all the durability and low maintenance of direct stick timber and is also easier to install. Floating floor timber is not ideal for high-traffic areas as they are less adept at masking noise than direct stick or dual bond timber and are more likely to shift. To minimise movement in floating floors, adequate floor levelling and grinding should be undertaken.
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Dual bond timber installation is a method by which timber flooring adheres to an acoustic underlay (with specified polyurethane timber adhesive), generally 3-4mm thick. This acoustic underlay is attached directly to the substrate with either selected rubber adhesive or polyurethane timber adhesive. This installation provides better acoustic properties and especially suits projects with occupants residing on the level below.
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At Floorcon, we have a great range of timber flooring to suit just about any commercial application you can name. Our experienced team will advise you on the right timber flooring for your space. Whether you need to furnish high-traffic areas or lower noise, we’ve got a solution that will work for you.
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