Our Technology

THE ESSENCE AND BEAUTY OF HARDWOOD FLOORING MIGHT ALSO BE ITS VERY DOWNFALL

Timber is a natural material, made to hold moisture, to expand and contract to cope with its environment. Interrupting the round shape of a timber log and placing it flat it in a foreign indoor setting, can lead it to warp and cup in protest, especially in the impressive wide planks so popular in contemporary and grand homes.

So Lifewood came up with a world-first solution.

In the current market, we had engineered timber flooring, usually a more affordable product, which aims to stop the natural warp and cup of the timber using simple engineering techniques.

Then, often top of the range, we had solid hardwood floorboards, which takes the best quality, best looking part of the tree and make it a board, the remainder of the trunk being discarded.

And now, we have a third category: The world’s most reliable and premium quality floorboard made using Stabilised Solid technology.

The Lifewood “Stabilised Solid” Technology

We take one beautiful timber log …… and we make a beautiful timber floor.

We select the best quality, most striking-looking 30 per cent of the wood for the top plank of the floorboard. It is also a thicker plank than most floorboards on the market, so can be re-sanded many times if so desired.

We engineer the essential core layer of the board. Using another 40 per cent of same timber type, timber sections are laid and glued at right angles. This cross-layering gives the core the ability to yield to the natural movement of its environment, and yet hold this movement entirely within its core, so it does not affect the top and bottom layers of the floorboard. This detailed, extensive part of the process is precise and quality controlled with great attention.

Finally, the bottom layer of the floorboard uses the remaining 30 per cent of the timber resource. Using the same timber throughout the whole floorboard means we are locking in the inherent fibre strength the tree itself uses to remain straight and upright. As a result, there is balance and harmony all within the one board, by using the one timber.

1. No cheap substitutes

Each layer uses the same hardwood, creating superior stability and a higher resistance to termites.

2. Hand selected boards

Only the highest grade boards are selected for the top layer, creating colour consistency and a beautiful looking floor.

3. Patented hardwood core

Our unique engineering method stabilises the board and prevents movement of the wood, which can result in cupping and shrinking.

4. Totally sustainable

No part of the timber log is wasted. No other timber is required to construct our floorboards.

5. Hard wearing coating

Our custom formulated coatings bring our floors to life, highlighting their natural beauty and protecting them from damage.

6. Resandable

Our boards have a thick surface layer which can be sanded multiple times. Lifewood floors are designed to last a lifetime.

7. Low emissions

We use very low emission glue that is safe in your home and guarantees the boards do not delaminate. There is also no need for coatings to be applied in your home.

8. Moisture resistant

Our patented core design prevents moisture getting into the board. We then coat the entire board in a moisture barrier for added protection.

It’s worth it!

The Lifewood patented Stabilised Solid technology creates a unique, highly reliable, solid engineered timber floorboard.

We are so confident our patented Lifewood floorboards will not cup or warp, that we guarantee them with a lifetime warranty.

With all the stresses that come with building and renovating, our aim is to deliver unwavering confidence in every step you take on every Lifewood floor.

As a manufacturer of engineered timber flooring in Perth, we are acutely aware of the timber wastage produced in the production and selection of premium grade timber floorboards. Certainly, we feel that our Australian Timber varieties and French Oak are too precious to justify such wastage. Using our patented technology we have ensured a more sustainable outcome that uses all of the tree’s timber, whilst also improving the look and longevity of your floor.

Know your timber flooring …

Engineered Timber Flooring

Timber which has more than one layer, up to three. It can be anything from a thin veneer on ply wood, to a variety of different timber’s layered together in one plank. Often not suitable to glue down onto concrete.

Lifewood’s Stabilised Solid Flooring

Uses the engineered timber flooring method, but the core is cross-layered in the same timber type to maximise floorboard stability. This patented Stabilised Solid technology is only available through Lifewood.

Solid Timber Flooring

Timber flooring which is made from a single solid board. Not multiple layers, just a tongue and groove edge. Usually random lengths and narrow widths. Not sealed on the side or bottom of the board.

Features & Benefits

Solid multi-layered flooring

We use only premium grade hardwood across all three layers. This design allows us to always select the most attractive looking wood for the top layer.

Cross-layered technology

Our patented cross-layered technology guarantees your floorboards will have maximum stability against cupping or warping

Ten layers of non-yellowing, durable coating

By applying multiple layers of polish, your floors will have the maximum resistance to scratches.

Responsible and sustainable

Our unique design means no part of the tree’s timber is wasted during the manufacturing process. We are able to operate in a sustainable way without compromising on quality.

Floorboards with a choice of widths to suit you

Our cross-layered technology has allowed us to create wider, longer floorboards, which can help to create a feeling of more space.

Tongue and grooved

This helps to provide a more stable floor and improve moisture resistance. Can create a better finish and allow more intricate work than click-lock systems.

Prefinished flooring

Your floor is ready to walk on within hours of being installed. No need to move out or find short-term accommodation as is the case with the sand and polish method.

Designed for the Australian climate

We take great care to acclimatise your flooring before we install it.  This means you can floor is ready to walk on and furniture moved back in almost instantly.

Coating applied to all surfaces

By coating all six sides of the floorboard, your floor has maximum moisture resistance.

Floorboards are glued directly to the floor

This helps to create a quieter floor to wlk on and there are no unsightly nail holes.

“From the beginning, we made a commitment to create the world’s most stable, durable and beautiful looking hardwood flooring. Working with a product that naturally contracts and expands presented us with plenty of challenges, but after many years of research and development, we fulfilled our commitment and in the process created our patented technology.”     Mark Hutchison – Founder and Managing Director

Visit the Lifewood family in the award-winning timber flooring showroom in Perth, to experience and visualise how an amazing floor can transform your life. We aim to make buying timber floors easy, enjoyable and convenient - all you have to do is choose something beautiful and Lifewood will do the rest.

 

Australia-wide, directly contact Morgane and Tony for this personalised Lifewood advice and service.
Morgane:  (08) 9445 9011
morgane@lifewood.com.au
Tony:  (08) 9445 9011
tony@lifewood.com.au

Phone   (08) 9445 9011
Email   info@lifewood.com.au
Showroom   18 Hector Street West
Osborne Park,  Western Australia 6017
Australia

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