UNLOCKING THE NATURAL BEAUTY
Of Timber flooring
At Gerrand Floorings we love the natural qualities that timber and bamboo flooring can bring to your home. We ensure you have access to the very best timber suppliers in the industry. We have one of the largest ranges of hard floor options in the Bay of Plenty so we encourage you to pop into the showroom to touch and feel these products for yourself.
With so many timber flooring options available, it can be difficult to know which type of timber flooring will best suit your needs in terms of cost, appearance and wear. Timber can set the mood of a room from the ground up (literally!) and while it’s easy to succumb to trends, it’s better to make a decision with your own furnishings and lifestyle in mind.
Engineered timber floors
Easily the preferred option now over a solid T&G product in regards to product stability, price and having the knowledge of already knowing what your floor is going to appear in its finished state. There is nothing more to do once your timber is installed than to sit back and enjoy it – no sanding, oiling or application of wax or polyurethane.
Engineered timbers come in a variety of thicknesses, plank lengths and widths. In most cases you can have the option of either a direct stick install or a floating method install over underlay but it is important you fully discuss these with a specialist to ensure you are aware of the features and benefits of both options.
Modern Engineered Timbers cover the whole spectrum of natural looking species right through to deep dark stains and light washes in lime, champagne and vanilla.
Solid wood timber floors
Solid wood timber floors are now less common with the advancement in engineered products but generally the preference of those preferring a native or natural species. For that reason solid T&G timbers are generally known to be the most costly per m2 compared to engineered options. Gerrand Floorings have strong relationships with many solid timber sources allowing them to obtain the best product for client’s needs and requirements.
Other things to know:
1. Subfloor Moisture - If you are building a new home and your substrate is concrete you may need to make allowance for treatment to the slab for relative humidity moisture prior to installation of your timber unless you wish to wait the many months for your slab to be within requirements. Gerrand Floorings handle this whole process for you.
2. Install by the floating method and underlay– just like the quality of timbers there is also more than one quality of floating install underlay – some provide more protection against noise transference – be sure to understand all the options available to you.
3. Stairs and Nosings – some engineered timber manufacturers have exact matching stairnosings and some don’t. For those that don’t we work with you on your preference for aluminium or powder coated stairnosings. If you have a strong personal preference for an exact matching stairnosing or not, this may help to decide which engineered timber or bamboo products might best meet your needs.
One of the hardest products available for your floor. Bamboo is available in New Zealand but only with a floating install method. Generally more cost effective than a comparable engineered timber option. Grains and variances are quite strong and finishes are generally glossy, not matt.
Timber or Wood Look-a-like for those who like the look but on a more modest budget - The options continue further with Timber or Wood look-a-like options in the form of laminates, designer vinyl woodplank and sheet vinyls. Check these out here.
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Godfrey Hirst Flooring offer a range of high quality timber, bamboo, laminate and vinyl products, sourced exclusively from the world’s best manufacturers.
They are one of Australasias largest flooring providers offering a variety of styles, colours and finishes to suit any interior. Their design team's ability to innovate enables them to continually introduce new colour ranges and styles first to market.
Godfrey Hirst offer a range of timbers including Oaks, Spotted Gum, Blackbutt and Jarrah in their quality range of Australian and Exotic timbers all which feature distinct knots and grain variation to provide a look that is uniquely your home Their timber floors come with Wearguard™ coating which protects against dirt, wear and spills. Their timber range includes both Solid T&G and engineered timber flooring as well as bamboo.
Godfrey Hirst’s Bamboo flooring is Strand woven and cold pressed for proven hardness. It is also a renewable source of flooring, with the plant fully regenerating after harvest meeting the criteria for environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
Godfrey Hirst also offer an extensive range of laminate flooring options for those wanting the look of timber but need something a little more cost effective. Check the laminate range out here.
Recognised as a market leader you may have seen Godfrey Hirst Floors used on The Block NZ 2015 series. These homes featured both timber and laminate hard floor options. Check out some of the floors from The Block NZ here
Interested in exploring the colour range and options from Godfrey Hirst Floors? Check out their timber, bamboo, laminate and vinyl plank options from their range online here or pop into our showroom so you can touch and feel the products for yourself.
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Floorscape supplies the very best in first class timber and wooden floors and of course strand woven bamboo.
Their timber flooring is known as ‘ReadyFlor’. ReadyFlor ® is Australia’s number one selling timber flooring with more than 50% share of the Australian market. ReadyFlor is made from environmentally sustainable resources and is available in a wide range of species and styles.
Whether you are looking for traditional American White Oak right through the range to darker species such as Merbau or Australian species such as Spotted Gum, Tasmanian Oak or Black Butt, we are able to supply you with wooden flooring in many colours and styles.
There are more than 150 stock colours and styles you can choose from to suit your home or office, and hundreds more to choose from that are indent ex Europe. Are you wanting the timber look but need a cost effective option? Check out the water resistant Floorscape Quickstep Impressive laminate here
DFD Timber by GD Woodhaus are specialists in the supply of quality solid and engineered wood flooring. They're committed to environmental sustainability, using products and systems that support that commitment.
Their range features stunning French Oaks, rustic country boards with a focus on naturally oiled wooden floors. Oil enhances the natural beauty and durable nature of wood by penetrating the grain and hardening the wood fibres. As the floor is maintained it continues to be nourished and enhanced as it ages.
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Woodworks is a range of high quality prefinished wood flooring which offers one of the largest choices in species, colour and design in New Zealand including timber and bamboo flooring.
Most species are available in either plank or 3-strip format, in satin or matt lacquers. A number of stains and distressed finishes provide additional design options. Studio Wood flooring by Woodworks is made from prime or rustic grade wood, sourced from sustainably managed forests around the world. Prefinished wood flooring helps to conserve forests by consuming less slow growing timber in the top wear layer and using fast growing renewable species for the core and reinforcing layer. Our manufacturers purchase their timber only from legal sources and use lacquer and adhesives with E1 low formaldehyde certification.
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