Laminate Land, through our supporting supplier's have hand selected the below species to give you our valued customer, the best possible range available. Ideally suiting all styles and decor across the Australian market, this highly engineered natural timber floating floor is designed to be installed over concrete, tiles, particle board, vinyl or ceramics. The below range is available in both Single and Three Strip boards. Please speak with your friendly Laminate Land consultant to discuss what would suit your project best.
Natural Timber Flooring Specifications:
- 25 year domestic structural and wear layer warranty.
- Eight coats of Eco friendly UV Acrylic finish, which is non toxic and odourless.
- 4mm Wear Layer.
- Single and Three strip boards available.
- Environmentally friendly use of timber resources.
- Product can be re-sanded if needed.
Natural Timber Hardness Ratings: (Janka Rating)
The Janka hardness test simply measures the hardness of timber. It involves measuring the force required to embed a 0.444" steel ball into timber to half of it diameter. It is one of the best measurements to determine the ability of timber to withstand denting and wear. It is also a great measurement to understand how hard a species of timber is to saw or nail.
The hardness of timber usually is determined by the direction of the grain. When tested on the surface of the timber it is traditionally known as the "side hardness" of a plank. Testing the cut surface of a piece of timber is known as the "end hardness" which will produce very different results. The results are stated in various ways, which can lead to confusion, however in the United States, the measurement is in pounds – force or (lbf). In Sweden it is in kilograms – force or (kgf), and in Australia, either in newtons (N) or kilonewtons (kN). Sometimes results are also treated as units, e.g., "660 Janka".
The following scale is a demonstration of individual species ratings:
Ironbark – 16.0 (kn), Bamboo Strand Woven – 15.0 (kn), Red Mahogany – 12.0 (kn), Turpintine – 12.0 (kn), Spotted Gum – 11.0 (kn), Brazilian Cherry – 10.5 (kn)
Jatoba – 10.5 (kn), Doussie – 9.8 (kn), Brushbox – 9.5 (kn), Blackbutt – 9.1 (kn), Kempas – 9.1 (kn), Forest Reds – 9.1 (kn), Sydney Blue Gum – 9.0 (kn), Karri – 9.0 (kn)
Merbau – 8.6 (kn), Tallowwood – 8.6 (kn), Jarrah – 8.5 (kn), Bamboo Vertical – 8.5 (kn), Bamboo Horizontal – 8.5 (kn), Stringybutt – 8.0 (kn), Aust Beach – 7.5 (kn)
Pacific Cherry – 5.3 (kn), Northern Box – 5.3 (kn), Tasmanian Oak – 5.3 (kn), Hevea – 5.0 (kn), Alpine Ash – 4.9 (kn).