The timbers we use for our flooring are some of the hardest in the world. Couple this with their many years of seasoning and you've got one tough floor!
Our flooring is supplied as mixed hardwoods or can be supplied as 'mixed creams' or 'mixed reds'.
Even within a single species there can be a diverse range of colours, so timbers such as Brushbox, Spotted Gum and Grey Ironbark could fall into either creams or reds depending on their colour.
(We do not supply single species).
Note that as a general rule, longer lead times may apply to a 'reds' selection.
Here are some of the main timbers we use:
The hardness rating of timber species is measured by the Janka test, which tests the resistance of the timber to indentation.
With thousands of tonnes per year of timber going to landfill, we are proud to be playing a small role in reducing those figures.
The timbers we recycle come from various sources, predominantly from the demolition of structures such as houses and buildings as well as from the salvage of railway sleepers and transoms.
The construction timbers we mill generally come from framework such as floor joists, ceiling trusses and wall frames sourced from demolition contractors, salvage yards and even home builders.
The majority of these timbers come from in and around the Sydney region, and are then transported to our milling facility near Casino in Northern NSW.
The railway sleepers come from far and wide – mainly within NSW and South East QLD sourced mainly from companies with railway maintenance contracts.
Old Growth Timber
The qualities found in reclaimed timbers are unlike those of new timber.
Logging from ‘Old Growth’ Forests is fortunately now a thing of the past, but the use of these beautiful timbers is not.
The density, stability and durability we see in reclaimed timbers is just as much about the time they have been seasoned as about the timber that was used in the first place, especially where hardwood is concerned.
Older trees produce stronger timber. It’s that simple.
Years of seasoning on top is an added bonus.
Not only have our recycled timbers come from structures that are already decades old, the timbers used to construct them would have come from potentially century old trees.
It is entirely feasible that the timber in our humble floorboards was around long before our cities were... Now there's something to think about.