Traditionally, Solid Tongue & Groove Timber Flooring is 19mm in thickness, various widths are manufactured and board lengths are random. Mostly a board width of about 80mm is used to be glued and secretly nailed to plywood, battens or floor joists. The floor is then sanded and polished, using in most cases water based sealers or polyurethane in a satin or glass finish.
When considering a hardwood floor you will need to choose a timber species which determines the colours and grain and also the hardness of the floor. Next a grade of timber needs to be chosen. The most dominant markings in a timber flooring are gum veins. The grade chosen will determine the amount of feature marks. Standard grade will have gum vein, insect marks etc. present, which can enhance the character of the floor. Select grade will have little or no markings.
Whatever your choice, if installed and polished skilfully, your new floor will add considerable value to your home.