Newsletter 7: Floor Colour and Grade

Newsletter 7: Floor Colour and Grade

The choice of species influences the colour of a floor There are many timber species used in timber floors which provide us with a rich array of colours and grain patterns. In some species the natural colours will be fairly consistent while in others there can be a...
Newsletter 6: Floor Care and Mainternance

Newsletter 6: Floor Care and Mainternance

Introduction Your timber floor is a significant investment. With some sensible care and maintenance, you can keep your timber floor looking beautiful for years! Routine basic maintenance should include regular sweeping, vacuuming or dust mopping as well as mopping...
Newsletter 5: Concrete

Newsletter 5: Concrete

Despite all appropriate efforts by trades involved in preparing a concrete slab, QTF is regularly confronted with a concrete slab that is simply unsuitable for a timber floor, without some additional effort. That normally means grinding or application of levelling...
Newsletter 4: Gaps in Floors

Newsletter 4: Gaps in Floors

It is that time of the year when the skies are blue and everything is very dry. Timber floors are a hygroscopic material, (they gain or lose moisture) and they react to these dry times and gaps start to appear. These gaps can appear quite suddenly and may continue to...
Newsletter 3: Sustainability

Newsletter 3: Sustainability

Did you know up to 50% of the dried weight of your solid timber floor is carbon that has been absorbed from the atmosphere while the trees grew? The carbon sequestered in wooden flooring is stored for life, lowering the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,...
Newsletter 2: Joists

Newsletter 2: Joists

To ensure a high quality and great performing floor, it is imperative that as much thought and care that goes into the floor, also goes into the subfloor. Apart from the subfloor needing to be as flat as possible and set to the correct height, it must also have the...