Engineered timber flooring is a terrific alternative to hardwood floorboards as they are nearly identical in appearance with a vast range of colours and wood grains with a long list of benefits.
Each timber panel is constructed by combining several different layers for protective, strengthening purposes along with a top surface of real hardwood which delivers the spectacular natural beauty of timber.
Volare’s range of timber flooring in Melbourne, Geelong and Canberra offers a stunning point of difference in the flooring market when it comes to deciding on the flooring for your property.
You can drop into any of Volare’s flooring showrooms to ask the team questions, otherwise you can continue reading all the information below.
Is engineered timber flooring the right decision for you? It’s highly likely given their versatility and the visual appeal they deliver.
When you have decided that timber flooring will be the perfect flooring for your project, you have to consider:
We’ll answer all these wooden flooring questions below.
Volare’s timber flooring has an expansive array of natural woodland colours and beautiful woodgrains which will inspire your flooring decision. You can visit a flooring showroom to get hands on with the rich woodland taupes, light and dark shades of oak floorboards, domestic Australian wood tones or the lighter stone grey or nordic grey timber floor board.
Unlike laminate or some wood-look tiles, Volare’s timber flooring is supplied in planks and mostly in a matt finish with several gradings. You will recognise them as long thin rectangles which feature natural wood grain aesthetics, elegance and beauty.
50/50 Offset - The timber flooring layout you’re probably most familiar with is the 50/50 Offset layout which positions the start of one tile half way through the one next to it. This classic look will be your safest option as it is a timeless layout.
Herringbone - achieved when positioning wooden planks perpendicular to another plank. Align them alongside one another. A simpler way to think of the Herringbone pattern is a zig-zag which delivers a point of difference in your layout design.
Chevron - Lay the planks on a 45 degree and while alternating the strips. This has a high degree of difficulty given your angles need to be millimetre perfect! A flooring expert may be the safest option but the DIYer would love the challenge.
Staggered - If you’re after a style that’s closer to the ‘random’ side of design, you can always lay your floorboards in a Staggered layout which involves starting one plank about 20% or 80% up the previous tile. Think of the old lego walls you used to build with long pieces.
If the above wooden floorboard layout styles aren’t enough you can always get creative and thrown in all sorts of patterns in your flooring - like adding straight lines then filling them with diagonal Chevron style planks. Google ‘broken chevron flooring’ for inspiration.
Engineered timber flooring is built with edges that connect with each other without the assistance of glues or adhesives.
An underlay will most likely be required before laying floating timber floorboards but you will need to get further consultation based upon your situation - eg. is it a concrete slab as a base or is your house risen?
Ultimately a professional will be able to do this without hassle but it will be an excellent project for the DIYer looking to reduce the cost of flooring.
Other things to consider before laying engineered timber flooring:
Compared with other forms of flooring, such as polished concrete or traditional hardwood timber flooring that requires nails, time and professional contractors for installation you will notice that Volare’s engineered timber flooring is affordable, maximises value for money and does not sacrifice visual looks or floor board performance.
You can visit Volare’s timber flooring showroom in Melbourne (Richmond), Geelong and Canberra to view the wooden flooring prices for each range and style.
We sell the wooden floor boards by the square metre (m2) and box sizes may vary based upon size, style and manufacturer.
Need more information on wooden flooring costs? Our flooring team is ready to help you - find your closest timber flooring showroom here.
A common question our customers ask is “is timber flooring easy to maintain?”.
In short - yes!
Engineered timber flooring is both versatile and durable which can be trusted to remain strong and stable even in high foot-traffic areas without losing quality, visual appeal or performance.
Volare’s timber floorboards can be swept, vacuumed and mopped as they are highly water resistant which is perfect for households with small children or pets.