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Here’s The Lowdown On Engineered Timber Flooring

We catch up with the team at Tongue n Groove to find out how engineered timber might just save your next project.

Tongue n Groove's Melbourne Showroom, winner of the Australian Interior Design Awards (2013) in conjunction with Tobias Partners.

Tongue n Groove's Melbourne Showroom, winner of the Australian Interior Design Awards (2013) in conjunction with Tobias Partners.

 

When you’re laying new flooring in your next project, you want to make sure you get it right first time. It’s not like a rug or wallpaper, which you can quickly replace if and when you start to tire of it. That’s why the team at Tongue n Groove, provide flooring that is well and truly future-proof – not just in terms of visual appearance (with timeless finishes and colours that won’t date) but most importantly in terms of quality too.

 

Unlike most engineered timbers, which simply comprise a timber façade on top of layers of ply, Tongue n Groove’s entire range is uniquely engineered from three firm layers of solid European oak. Plus, using state-of-the-art engineering methods to ensure these layers are bonded together, Tongue n Groove’s comprehensive collections celebrate exceptionally strong, durable boards that are resistant to warping and cupping.  

 

So no matter how many people, office pets, or mobile desks on castor wheels you have running riot over your floor on a daily basis, Tongue n Groove’s designs will weather the wear and tear significantly better than most timber flooring solutions.

 

However it’s not just the quality and strength of Tongue n Groove’s products that we think you will find superior. Over recent years, the brand (backed by a nationwide team of timber and design experts) has consistently proven that their ranges are unrivalled in terms of flexibility-of-use and size. That’s because their floorboards feature an unequalled 6mm top layer as well as an alternative 4mm solid top layer where height is restricted. Tongue n Groove’s larger sized boards are now available in widths of up to 350mm and lengths of up to five metres (truly an industry-first for Australia’s A+D community).

 

Tongue n Groove’s solid timber boards can be applied over many different surfaces including concrete, timber and acoustically-treated floors and are suitable for a range of applications including flooring, stairs, walls and ceilings. What’s more, all of their boards are treated with natural oil to allow for easy maintenance.

 

If that’s not enough to convince you though, just look at how beautiful their timber flooring is and imagine the sense of luxury it would lend to your project! There’s just something about the character, patina and warmth of natural, solid oak that can’t be replicated by other materials or lesser products that compromise on performance and quality.

 

Tongue n Groove’s service is truly exhaustive, offering in addition to the oaken boards a wide range of architecturally designed finishes and colours – from a classic, oversized parquet to a more rustic looking, pre-distressed, hand-scraped board. And to top it all off, secret nailing and precision end-matching, ensures a beautifully clean, seamless finish. So whatever room (or indeed rooms!) you choose to adorn with Tongue n Groove’s stylish products, we’re very confident you won’t be looking to rip it up anytime soon!

 

 


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