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    Timber Flooring

    Find out all you need to know about Timber flooring right here. From product features down to installation we've got you covered.

    What is Engineered Timber Flooring?

    Engineered Timber flooring is the result of applying the calculated design of products such as hybrid flooring to a timber product.

    Engineered Timber features a solid timber face layer on top of a multi-ply substrate. This means engineered timber is not only less susceptible to damage and warping compared to solid timber but is more affordable as well.

    Beautiful, durably and easy to install, engineered timber is truly the future of timber flooring.

    Pros & Cons of Timber Flooring

    With its natural beauty and durability, timber will forever sit at the apex of flooring. It remains the unrivalled choice of flooring for many.

    There is a cost however for this unmatched beauty and prestige, both financial and practical. Here we outline some of the key pros and cons of timber flooring.


    1. Character - Flooring Online's Timber flooring possesses the natural knots and grains of Australian species and European Oak

    2. Unique - Because timber is a natural product, no two boards will be the same

    3. Longevity - With proper care timber flooring can last a lifetime. Boards can even be resanded or refurbished to revive their original beauty


    1. Price - Timber flooring sits at the highest price point compared to other flooring alternatives

    2. Care Intensive - Being a natural product, timber flooring is more susceptible to moisture and temperature damage than other boards. This requires more care in cleaning and maintaining the floorboards.

    Timber Installation

    Engineered timber is designed with the DIY savvy homeowner in mind. Flooring Online's 12mm and 14mm European Oak range and the entire Australian species range, feature the easy to use 5G locking system, making for easy DIY floating installation. Our herringbone and wideboard flooring however, uses a tongue and groove lock in profile and direct stick method generally requiring professional installation.

    Find our complete timber installation step-by-step guide below.

    Solid Timber Vs. Engineered

    The development of Engineered timber has seen timber flooring become more durable, versatile and affordable. See for yourself why more and more people are choosing Engineeered timber.

    Timber Flooring Price Guide

    Find out all you need to know about timber flooring pricing.

    Cleaning Timber Flooring

    Engineered timber has so many advantages, including how much easier it is to care for than solid timber, but it still requires a bit of care and maintenance. Make life easier by avoiding the accumulation of floor scratching grit and grime in the first instance.

    Is Engineered Timber flooring waterproof?

    No, it is not completely waterproof however, due to its layers, it works better with water than solid hardwood timber.

    Can Engineered Timber be sanded/repolished like solid timber flooring?

    Yes, Engineered timber floors can be sanded down and refurbished in their lifetime. However, how many times this can be done depends on the thickness of the solid timber veneer. Most of our engineered timber boards are safe to sand one to three times. Our 12mm Engineered European Oak range should not be sanded. 

    Can I install Herringbone Timber flooring myself?

    We recommend that you hire a professional installer for Herringbone flooring due to the more complex board pattern and detail required for install.