FLOOR OF THE WEEK
Australia’s most durable floor with a timeless traditional look
Lifewood Ironbark Timber Flooring.
Pre-finished Stabilised Solid | Available in 130mm and 180mm wide boards
Ironbark flooring is a stunning choice for homeowners looking to add a touch of traditional elegance to their living spaces. With its unique and eye-catching grain patterns, Ironbark flooring can add a natural warmth to any room.
But the beauty of Ironbark is more than skin deep. As the highest ranking Australian timber for durability, with a Janka rating of up to 14kN, Ironbark flooring is not only a stylish choice but a practical one too. Its strength and toughness make it ideal for high-traffic areas, and it’s resistant to termites, rot, and decay, ensuring that it will last for years to come
How to measure a floors durability with the Janka rating.
The Janka hardness rating is a measure of a wood’s resistance to denting and wear. This rating is determined by testing the force required to embed a .444-inch steel ball into the wood to half its diameter. The higher the rating, the more durable the wood is considered to be.
The Janka rating is an essential tool for evaluating the suitability of a wood species for use as flooring, particularly in high-traffic areas. It’s also an essential factor to consider when selecting the best wood for a specific project, as it provides a clear indication of how well the wood will hold up to daily use over time.
By selecting a wood with a high Janka rating, you can ensure that your floors will be durable enough to withstand the demands of everyday life.