Known for its warmth, unique character and stunning beauty, timber is an ideal choice when it comes to flooring options. Important factors such as lifestyle, furnishings, wear, cost and appearance are to be considered when choosing the most suitable type of timber. Offering character and individual richness, Big River, one of New South Wales’ (Australia) largest private timber manufacturing and marketing businesses, has just introduced Tasmanian Oak into its prefinished Australian hardwood engineered flooring range; providing additional flooring options for residential and commercial applications.
Ranging in tone from pale straw to a richer mid brown, Tasmania Oak is a popular Australian species and is the preferred hardwood for a full range of applications including flooring. Big River worked with its Australian logging resources to source and provide expertise in working with this new species. Tasmanian Oak is an addition to Big River’s New Generation flooring range and includes a blonde hardwood alongside the five existing timber species; Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Sydney Blue Gum, Brushbox, and Australian Chestnut.
Dean Henderson, general manager sales & marketing of Big River Group, believes the new product addition will be supported and recognised as an attractive solution for builders, architects and homeowners.
“As long standing timber experts, Big River products are known in the marketplace for quality, strength and ecological values. This Hardwood plywood gives strength and dimensional stability requiring no acclimatisation, prior to installation which many other brands require,” he said.
“Australia is well known for producing some of the most attractive timbers in the world and we are pleased to be able to offer a timber flooring product which is easy to install, easy to maintain with all the benefits that come with using a real Australian timber.”
The new hardwood has a 4mm face veneer that can be re-sanded if required years after installation. Each board is 15mm thick, 133mm wide, and 2200mm in length; it is by far the longest boards available in the Australian market. In addition, the new Tasmanian Oak flooring has a water-based matte coating – offering durability, less maintenance, as well as ease of installation, which require no buffing and can be walked on straight after installation.
Through a simple tongue and groove connecting system, installation is fast, simple and economical – it can be installed on virtually any flat surface including concrete, tiles and existing timber floors.
Big River hardwood is Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) certified and their engineered flooring is milled from managed regrowth and plantation forest hardwoods.
source: Big River Group