Higher Ground Floors extensive experience in timber flooring, enables us to better assist our customers with expert advice whilst providing professional services that result in beautifully laid and finished floor.

Our timber flooring services include all aspects of supply, preparation, installation, sanding, polishing and or staining of solid planks, parquetry, second hand, recycled and FSC certified timber. With a thorough understanding of the different species of timbers available and their requirements when laid as flooring, we can advise and source to satisfy a whole range of considerations and requirements. For example some timbers hold more moisture than other species, and with constantly changing environmental conditions, knowledge of these subtle differences plays a critical role in providing quality flooring.

With increasing demands on the environment and a more environmentally conscious consumer, Higher Ground Floors are able assist in the sourcing and supply of timbers that meet specific environmental impact considerations. Where appropriate, we use the highly regarded FSC certified timber, which is recognised as an environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial resource, thus strengthening the economic viability and management of our forests and forestry industry throughout the world. Higher Ground Floors preferred supplier of FSC timber is The Woodage.

"Where appropriate, we use the highly regarded FSC certified timber, which is recognised as an environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial resource, thus strengthening the economic viability and management of our forests and forestry industry throughout the world."

Nathan Shakeshaft, Higher Ground Floors.

Expert Advice

All timbers have their own unique features and impart different qualities. These subtle differences provide variety in look and finish. Our clients benefit from our intimate knowledge and first hand experience working with all major species of hardwoods and their respective requirements when laid as flooring.

 

Supply & Installation

Timber Floor Supply & Installation

Drawing on two decades of supplying and installing hard floor coverings, Higher Ground Floors are able to supply all major species of Australian hardwood floorings including environmentally friendly FSC certified timber, sourced directly from a range of preferred timber mills and suppliers.

Understanding how these different species respond to environmental conditions enables us to help our clients with respect a whole range of considerations whilst ensuring appropriate planning and preparations is undertaken prior to the floor being laid.

We can install solid timber flooring in a number of ways to suit new or pre-existing floor requirements. Floor boards are designed to be laid directly onto the bearers and joists, or can be laid on top of a pre-existing sub floor or nailed directly onto an older timber floor. We can also install solid timber floors over concrete, incorporating a moisture proof membrane and structural grade particleboard sheets, such as Yellow Tongue, as a means to affix the new flooring to concrete.

Common Sizes

Sizes Secret Nail Profile End Matched
86x10 T+G  
80x12 T+G  
130x14 T+G  
180x14 T+G  
80x19
130x19
180x19  
210x19  
230x19  

Higher Ground Floors can advise and source hardwood flooring to satisfy a whole range of considerations and requirements.
To organise a free quote or expert advice, call Nathan at Higher Ground Floors on 0412 520 977.

Timber Floor Sanding

At Higher Ground Floors, we distinguish and differentiate our flooring sanding service as industry best. We sand both new and existing floors including floor boards and parquetry.

Sanding is a critical component in the delivery of a beautiful finish to any timber floor. To this end, we are constantly looking at improving our skills and knowledge through continued training, staying up to date with emerging products and equipment enhancements, and by listening to our customers feedback. One issue is dust that arises when sanding a timber floor. At Higher Ground Floors we have perfected the closest thing to true 'dust free' floor sanding. This is made possible by using vacuumed piped suction to a mobile dust extraction unit, instead of using the conventional cotton bags catching the dust. The extraction unit allows a vacuum to be attached to the sander, resulting in a minimal amount of dust that may escape. This is the best system any floor sander can offer.

Before sanding can commence, Higher Ground Floors undertake all necessary planning and preparation, including the removal of old floor coverings, punching all nails that protrude above the boards and removing any legacy staples, tacks, glues, resins and or adhesive membranes resulting from the removal of previous flooring. Protruding nails, staples and tacks can severely damage our sanding machines. Legacy resins and adhesives can adversely affect the quality of sanding process, clogging the sanding papers and running gear of the machines used.

Timber floor preparation and sanding

Polishing & Staining

Timber Floor Polishing & Staining

Our preferences is to use water based floor coatings. The main advantage of water based floor coatings is that they're low in volatile organic compounds (V.O.C), and therefore low in odour. Another major advantage is water based coatings are fast drying, allowing you and your family to transit through these areas during the job progression.

Unlike traditional solvent based coatings, water based coatings are non-yellowing, which means the grain of the timber floor shows through with clarity and wont darken with time. We use a number of coatings, in addition to the water based product for commercial and domestic floors, such as Tung Oil. Most coatings come in a satin, gloss or matt finishes, that you can choose or we can advise.

We also offer floor staining services, that enable our clients to render or change the colour of their timber floor. We use pigment and fade-resistant stains which are turpentine and spirit based respectively. Both are designed to penetrate into the pores of the timber rather than leaving a film on top of the timber. The main methods of floor staining are tinting, direct staining and liming. The porosity or ability of the timber to absorb the stain is another really important consideration when undertaking staining. Factors that influence a woods porosity include the type species, age of the wood, wood grain and cut considerations.


Timber Coating Products

We use a wide variety of premium timber coating products from a range of leading manufactures. Keeping up to date with new and improved coatings is an important part of our work.

We are continually reviewing the quality and performance of the products we use. Furthermore, by listening to our customers feedback with respects to newly coated floors, we are able to provide up to date, insightful and expert product advice. See below list of premium floor coating manufactures:

Bona is a world leading innovator with a unique complete system for all parts of the lifecycle of a floor, operating in more than 70 countries all over the world. Bona launched its first range of waterborne floor finishes in 1980 and now, over 30 years later, is regarded as the world leader in non-toxic waterborne floor finishes.  Bona waterborne finishes meet the strictest world standards for VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) with a solvent content of less than 10%.  As well as being safer to use, Bona finishes have a proven track record for performance with over 600 million square metres of flooring coated since 1980.  As a professional floor finisher, you can be confident that with Bona, you are using the best finishes in the world, supported by the best technical service and advice available. Reference http://bona.net.au/Homeowners.aspx
Feast Watson is a nationally recognised name in professional timber finishes, and the choice of discerning wood-care enthusiasts, trade professionals and retail customers who share our love of timber. Our range of innovative new products and much loved traditional colours and finishes will enable you to get the finish you desire for every timber project. Reference http://www.feastwatson.com.au
Livos are world leaders in the production of ecological plant based finishes. Officially established in Germany in 1974. We offer a full 100% ingredients declaration and are successfully used throughout Australia since 1986. Our products are biologically degradable, sustainable and are harmless, even in direct contact with humans, animals and plants. Reference http://www.livos.com.au
The waterborne finishing systems of the LOBADUR® WS product line offer an impressively broad range of applications: They can be used for floors with moderate to high traffic, for a matt or high-gloss finish and for stained floors. LOBA primers do not leave lap marks, offering an ideal quality of application. They also minimise side bonding. The waterborne LOBA wood filler offers truly impressive properties, such as optimal adhesion, short drying time and low consumption, which is 50 % less than that of comparable solvent-based products. Reference http://www.loba.de/en/products/waterborne-finishes.html
Organoil products represent a major refinement of some of the oldest principles in finishing timber. A "Life Blood" has been formulated from the plant kingdom that penetrates into the timber's structure allowing it to breath, settle and age with grace. With Organoil products you will always know the condition of your timber, you will increase the lifespan of your valuable investment markedly and you will have your timber looking natural and imbued with beauty and character. Reference http://www.organoil.com.aul
Polycure is the name that professional floor layers and coating tradesmen think of for quality flooring finishes. Our product range includes water based floor coatings, moisture cure, polyurethane and oil based floor coatings, solvents, thinners, additives and floor maintenance products. Polycure is committed to being a valued supplier to the Timber Flooring Industry by offering innovative products and solutions. We aim to offer a level of technical support that exceeds our customer's expectations, making it easy to deal with us. Polycure is a division of the Mirotone Group, which is a leading supplier of surface coatings to protect and beautify interior and exterior wood and a variety of other substrates. Reference http://polycure.com.au
Toby is a specialist timber floor coating brand with more than 25 years experience in the Australian market. Toby is the most recognised specialist brand in the timber floor coating trade and can be easily identified by its packaging, "the red can". Our floor coatings have been developed and tested for the Australian environment and common Australian timber species. The Australian testing laboratories and technical personnel are focused on assuring that the complete Toby range of products are world class technology that is suited to the local market. Reference http://www.toby.com.au
Polished Solid Timber Floor