Timber Flooring Range

Applying solid timber floors to your home or business offers an unparalleled level of long-lasting beauty and warmth. Unlike carpet, solid timber flooring maintains strength in high traffic areas of homes and businesses.

The flooring supplied at Garde Timber can even be re-sanded and stained allowing owners to easily change the colour of their floor.

Solid timber is generally more durable than engineered flooring and is able to be sanded and finished over time.

Applying solid timber flooring is an ideal hypo-allergenic option for those in your family who have health conditions such as asthma or allergies. Whereas carpet has the tendency to easily stain, and trap dust, dirt, toxin and other harmful pollutants.    

Solid timber flooring is easy to apply and requires low maintenance, compared to tiles that you may end up replacing or fixing the grout every few years.

To ensure the longevity of your solid timber floors, there is certain installation and fixing procedures that must be followed. Speak to one of our friendly Garde Timber team members about installing timber floors in your home or business.

Flooring Grading
Sawmillers endeavour to maximise the length recovery of each and every board throughout the milling process, by visually grading one grade to one board. Please note that the length of flooring boards is proportionate to the length of available logs, as such shorter lengths are becoming far more common.

Select
The select grade denotes a minimal degree of natural feature in the boards. As a naturally occurring product, all timber flooring contains some degree of feature such as pinhole, gum vein and surface check.

Standard Grade
Standard grade relates to a moderately featured board. Flooring in this grade contains a regulated degree of feature, experiencing a greater degree of natural pinhole and gum vein. These features will not only be greater in quantity than select grade but are also larger in size.

Feature Grade
Feature grade is, as the name suggests, high feature flooring. Each board is a veritable sea of natural feature, containing large knots, gum veins, pinholes and even some holes that can be filled during the laying process. Again, the features will be greater in quantity and larger in size than standard grade.

Garde Timber Traditional Flooring

Garde Timber is a proud distributor of Hurford Hardwood solid timber flooring products.

Hurford believe a floor deserves no less than the natural beauty of solid timber. The secret to their long-lasting products lies in the nail profile which allows you to conceal all fixings, providing timber owners with strength, durability and striking pure timber underfoot.

Also available from Hurford Hardwood:

  • 85 x 19 mm available on request to match existing profile.
  • 130mm x 19 mm for greater surface profile
  • 180 x 20 Prestige graded wide board floors to meld with contemporary style homes

Overlay Flooring

Garde Timber has access to a wide range of overlay flooring products from Hurford Hardwood.

Standard Overlay Flooring

83mm x 12mm, 86mm x 12mm, 83mm x 14mm
Precision milled and graded these products are designed to be used over a solid subfloor, such as plywood or particleboard.

Ultra10 Solid Hardwood Flooring

This is a 10mm hardwood flooring product which is designed over a solid subfloor, either plywood or particleboard. It is an affordable solution that’s long-lasting thanks to its 5.5mm wear layer which can be refinished time and time again.

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Fourteen Secret Nail Wide Board Overlay

This is a neat wideboard overlay product that can be fitted over existing sheet subfloors when height of the floor is a concern. Available in 130mm and 180mm options which can be installed using a blend of adhesive and secret nail fixing. This product comes in all species and grades.

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Green Tree Flooring

For those who are environmentally conscious, Hurford Hardwood has a timber flooring range 100% sourced from Certified Hardwood Plantations.

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Flooring Product Matrix

AUSTRALIAN FLOORING SPECIES INFORMATION DATA:-

 

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Blue Gum

Eucalyptus saligna
Colour: often mid to light red brown
Dominant features: Hobnail
Species of similar colour: Red Gum, Cherry Mahogany and Flooded Gum
Density: 850 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 9.0
Above ground durability class 2

 

Red Ironbark

Eucalyptus crebra (narrow-leaved), Eucalyptus fibrosa (broad-leaved)
Colour: often dark brown to dark red brown
Dominant features: Holes
Species of similar colour: Grey Gum
Density: 1120 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 14.0
Above ground durability class 1

Grey Gum

Eucalyptus propinqua
Colour: often red brown with paler sapwood
Dominant features: Pinhole borer
Species of similar colour: Red Ironbark
Density: 1080 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 14.0
Above ground durability class 1

Cherry Mahogany

Corymbia gummifera
Colour: often medium to deep red
Dominant features: Gum vein
Species of similar colour: Red Gum, Blue Gum
Density: 900 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 8.8
Above ground durability class 1

Forest Red Gum

Eucalyptus tereticornis
Colour: often deep red with paler sapwood
Dominant features: gum vein
Species of similar colour: Blue Gum, Cherry Mahogany and Red Mahogany
Density: 1050 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 12.0
Above ground durability class 1

Brush Box

Lophostemon confertus
Colour: often mid brown with pink tones
Dominant features: n/a
Species of similar colour: Turpentine
Density: 900 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 9.5
Above ground durability class 3

Grey Ironbark

Eucalyptus paniculata
Colour: often mid to dark brown and red brown
Dominant features: Holes
Species of similar colour: Grey Box
Density: 1120 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 14.0
Above ground durability class 1

Spotted Gum

Corymbia maculata
Colour: often mid brown with light sapwood
Dominant features: Gum vein
Species of similar colour: n/a
Density: 950 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 11.0
Above ground durability class 1

Tallowwood

Eucalyptus microcorys
Colour: often light olive brown
Dominant features: Pinhole
Species of similar colour: n/a
Density: 990 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 8.6
Above ground durability class 1

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Turpentine

Syncarpia glomulifera
Colour: often mid brown with pink tones
Dominant features: n/a
Species of similar colour: Brush Box
Density: 930 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 12.0
Above ground durability class 1

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Blackbutt

Eucalyptus pilularis
Colour: often straw to pale brown
Dominant features: Gum vein & Pinhole borer
Species of similar colour: Northern Beech and New England Blackbutt
Density: 900 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 9.1
Above ground durability class 1

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Silvertop Stringybark

Eucalyptus laevopinea (silver-top)
Colour: often pale brown with pinkish tones
Dominant features: Gum vein and Pinhole
Species of similar colour: n/a
Density: 860 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 8.8
Above ground durability class 3

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New England Blackbutt

Eucalyptus andrewsii
Colour: often straw to pale brown
Dominant features: Gum vein and Pinhole borer
Species of similar colour: Northern Beech and Blackbutt
Density: 930 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 9.5
Above ground durability class 1

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Grey Box

Eucalyptus microcarpa (including Steel Box Eucalyptus rummeryi)
Colour: often mid brown with paler tones
Dominant features: Holes & Surface checks
Species of similar colour: Grey Ironbark
Density: 1120 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 15.0
Above ground durability class 1

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Northern Beech Species

Colour: often straw to straw brown
Dominant features: Gum vein and Pinhole
Species of similar colour: Blackbutt and New England Blackbutt
Density: 800 – 1000 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 8.0 to 10.0
Above ground durability class 3 to 1

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