Day 215: Timber floors goes in

10 06 2013

day215-6Today saw the start of the timber floorboards installation.  We upgraded the laminated floors included in our promotion to Timber Floors – Boral Blackbutt.

The locations of the timber floor includes Entry (through to Kitchen), Kitchen, Walk-in Pantry, Family room, Dining room and storage under the stairs.  The timber floors are installed over a high density foam, moisture resistant underlay.

Note – if flooring is included in your purchase as part of a promotion, you should check to see if this includes the storage area under the stairs.  Normally this area is NOT included and you will need to add it in.  Otherwise when you open the door to under the stairs you will just have concrete which we didn’t think it would look too nice.

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The timber floors really start to transform the look and feel of the rooms – it really brightens up the space compared to the dull concrete.

There are a still a few fit off and painting activities to go and we were worried about the floor being damaged.  However, looking through the contract we found that there is a “Protective sheeting will be laid over the completed timber floor to provide protection against accidental damage during the final stages of construction. The protective sheeting becomes the responsibility of the client after handover.” This protective sheeting will also be handy when we move our possessions into the house.

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Timber floors in the dining area

Timber floors in the WIP

Timber floors in the WIP

Timber floors in the kitchen

Timber floors in the kitchen

View of the timber floors in the kitchen area

View of the timber floors around the kitchen area

The last week has also seen part of the glass splashback installed in the kitchen.  The colour of the splashback took a bit of time for us to warm to – at first we thought it may have been too dark, but over time we think it does go well with the Cesarstone bench.

Glass splashback and ceasar stone bench top

Glass splashback and ceasar stone bench top

The tiler has been back to tile around the glass backing boards in the powder room, bathroom and ensuite.

Tiling around mirror - Powder Room

Tiling around mirror – Powder Room

Tiling around mirror - Bathroom

Tiling around mirror – Bathroom

Tiling around mirror - Ensuite

Tiling around mirror – Ensuite

The shower in the ensuite had an extra row of tiles added as the glass frame is higher.

Ensuite Shower

Ensuite Shower

We are looking forward to seeing the remainder of the timber floors installed this week.

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10 responses

10 06 2013
Winnie@Eat.Play.Shop.

Looking good guys!

11 06 2013
ournolanhome

Hi Winnie, thanks. It’s getting close to the end!

11 06 2013
johannemarias

Your floors look fantastic! We also plan to install blackbutt, though we will DIY after handover. It is interesting that your floors are laid over the foam as we thought we’d have to install ours over battens to acheive a “spring” underfoot and an extra layer of insulation. Your method sounds like less work to me – I’ll have to check it out further.

11 06 2013
ournolanhome

Hi Johanne, not sure of the insulation and “spring” differences between battens vs foam. But from an installation perspective the foam seems fairly straight forward.

11 06 2013
Kelly

It looks amazing. We have only gone tiles, but the timber looks great!

11 06 2013
ournolanhome

Thanks Kelly. Looking forward to the remainder to be done.

11 06 2013
Andrew

Love the floors and WIP, coming along nicely.

11 06 2013
ournolanhome

Thanks Andrew, actually looking forward to opening the WIP and not have 10 things fall out as the space was too small.

18 01 2015
Chris

I like your floors. We plan to install the blackbutt and just wondering whether you install the hardwood timber or the engineering floating timber. Thanks!

19 01 2015
ournolanhome

It was floating timber floorboards.

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