By: TFSP On: May 16, 2020 In: Article Comments: 0

Are you looking for the best material for your Timber Floor Installation in Melbourne? If yes, you are not alone. Many people want to buy only durable, robust, and attractive in their house but don’t know how to do it.

This handy guide will familiarise you with each type of timber flooring and help you to find out which type is suitable for you.So let’s get started!

  1. Structural timber

The traditional timber boards set on joists or bearers. Structural timber comes in 100m-150m width and is available in various designs and styles.

It’s important that structural timber flooring is installed only by experts as it is a time-consuming process and needs special care while installing. The board is required to be acclimatised to the environment; hence, you need to leave the board untouched for up to 2 weeks.Cost

Its cost varies from seller to seller. The general cost of structural timber is approximately $40.m2, which is the cheapest timber with grains, knots, and natural variation. The mid-grade timber you can buy falls between $50-$70/m2. The most expensive one ranges between $60-$100/m2. 19mm is the standard thickness but you can also get 30mm thick one as well.

Spotted gum, blackbutt, brush box, and jarrah are a few names of its types.

  1. Floating Timber

Floating timbers are not placed on any subfloor system. They are instead placed on the existing solid floor like concrete, tiles, or plywood.

Floating timber boards are normally installed on underlay that provides better noise insulation for multi-story apartments and homes.

Any movement on the board is spread across the entire floor as they are not nailed. This prevents gaps to appear easily but might produce ‘click-clack’ noise, which generates only if the gaps have finally appeared. 


Floating floors’ cost depends on its thickness and feature timber type.

Its price may begin from $40/m2 to $100/m2 including underlay that falls between $5-$10/m2.

Some floating timber flooring can be done without professional help but others might need experienced surveillance.

So whether you can install the floating floor yourself or need to hire Timber Floor buffing and Cleaning in Melbourne depends on the type of timber you have selected. 

  1. Bamboo

Bamboo is a hardwearing and sturdy material that is a renewable resource. That’s why it is becoming popular every year. The un-carbonised bamboo is hard and prevents scratches to the maximum extent. However, it may darken after a few years if it is not from the direct sunlight.


Either floating or structural bamboo may cost up to $90/m2. Its installation cost may fall between $50–$60/m2.

Some Other hard floors

If you want to go for something other than the timber, the following are the possible options.

  • Rubber
  • Vinyl
  • Cork
  • Polished concrete
  • Cork

You can pick any of these types and make your home look as incredible as it should be.

At Total Floor Sanding and Polishing, we take pride in providing our customers the high-quality and sturdy Timber Floor Installation in Melbourne under their budget.

So hire us and get the flooring installed right.