Key Sections
Flooring System
Timber floor characteristics
Moisture control
Expansion or control joints
Acoustics and timber flooring
Installation considerations
Finishing systems
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Timber and Building Regulations
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Timber Flooring

Flooring - Karri dining room
Timber floors are suitable for use in a wide range of both commercial and domestic applications. The properties of timber offer qualities unlike any other material flexible in its application, durable yet not harsh underfoot along with a wide range of colours and attractive features. Timber floors have proven performance from the ballroom through to the warehouse. The range of products allows applications over timber floor frames, on battens over slabs or even directly to the slab surface.

The following information describes common timber floor systems along with various issues such as grade, size, colour and fixing requirements.



  • Timber Manual, National Association of Forest Industries Ltd., Canberra.