Australian Hardwood Flooring
BRINGING THE BEAUTY OF THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE INSIDE YOUR HOME
Just like our majestic countryside, wooden floors are durable, rich in colour and breathtakingly beautiful… It’s easy to see why Australian hardwood flooring is such a popular choice.
Stepping into a room with a grand sweep of hardwood timber flooring underfoot is luxurious – a premium choice for your floors, which instantly brings a warmth of feeling. It is also the perfect canvas from which to design your home: Whilst it is beautiful in its own right, timber floors also hold a neutrality upon which you can create whatever look you desire for your home.
We know how precious this natural resource is, which is why we take great care to ensure all of our timber is sourced from sustainable forestry. It’s important to us to maintain harmony and ensure there is a balance between the needs of our customers and the needs of the environment.
To gloss or not to gloss?
The floorboard finish on our Australian timber is of the ultimate importance. It will either enhance the wood, or take away from its beauty. Lifewood have committed years to finding the very best product which will ensure the finish will only perfectly enrich your hardwood floors. Australian hardwoods need a different finish to oak or bamboo flooring, because their colours and grains are so incredible.
To make the colour and grain pop Lifewood has worked closely with European coating manufacturers to develop a coating system. This needs attention paid to the chemistry of the coating and the gloss level: the coating must not look cloudy and the finished gloss level must not be too reflective. If it is too reflective we can lose the overall colour of the timber as it reflects too much environmental light on the surface therefore not showcasing the colour of the timber in the room. On the other hand, if we use flat or no gloss finishes we lose the vibrant colours of the timber, because matte finishes make the coating cloudy. We have refined the gloss and coating clarity to bring out the best in our gorgeous Australian timbers.
Premium quality coatings are used in 10 layers that do not make the coating appear cloudy or opaque. We finish our boards with both Satin and Semi-gloss, and oil finishes that are scratch resistant and hard wearing. They are also non-yellowing, so your floor will look beautiful for life, and help protect the floorboard from damage and water.
The result? A balance between clarity of colour and reflectiveness, which gives a feeling that this timber is a showcase not to be ignored. It is silky to touch and walk on, and. As it enhances all the wonderful timber tones, is warm and inviting as you walk into your home
The Australian hardwood collections …
An Australian hardwood Spotted Gum floor demands your attention when you step onto it. A flow of beautiful tones, from blond through to deep chocolate, highlights of rich reds, with low lights of softest pink… it can be as bold or subtle as you wish for your home.
Eastern States, or NSW Blackbutt floorboards are a contemporary canvas of golden-brown tone, with pinkish hues. Warm in winter, breezy in summer, great for open spaces, they are flexible for all looks and lifestyles, from Scandi, to coastal to ultra-modern or olde-world.
A Jarrah hardwood floor feels like a rich red wine in front of an open fire – warm, enveloping, great for a both grand home steeped in history or for a smart, modern look. With its lush rose tones, this timeless, stunning timber is only grown in Western Australia’s South West, and will add an abundance of atmosphere to any home.
A Marri hardwood floor springs to life in your home, brimming with natures texture and personality. Predominately a light blond-coloured timber, Marri has distinctive black gum veins interwoven throughout the boards, and is a striking backdrop to the current industrial look, a rustic homely feel, or a simple contemporary home.