Herringbone Spotted Gum Fiddleback Collection Australian Hardwood

Colour: Herringbone Spotted Gum
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About Herringbone Spotted Gum Fiddleback Collection Australian Hardwood

Fiddleback Spotted Gum is a very popular native timber with a colour range from dark to light brown and hints of red and green. The Fiddleback Herringbone grain is usually interlocked and encapsulates a naturalesque feeling. As well as beautiful grains that vary from smooth to slightly rough, spotted gum (NSW) is rated 11.0 on the Janka ratings, proving to be durable even amongst the strongest hardwoods, even in the Fiddleback engineered timber. This means that Herringbone flooring is difficult to scratch or dent. Moreover, the heavy variations of colour in each grain can add character to every room, bringing life into your home.

About Fiddleback Collection Australian Hardwood

Introducing the unique Fiddleback Engineered Australian Hardwood collection! Perfect for a new era of sustainable and authentic construction. It’s available in the ever popular Spotted Gum and Blackbutt. The Fiddleback wear layers are made from Australian eucalyptus bonded onto an engineered plywood core. This offers our customers high quality, authentic Australian wood with the associated strength and durability of an engineered timber construction.

Box Coverage Area: 0.666
Profile: All profiles are Micro Bevelled edges, 4 sides. Cartons: Long plank contain nested combination shorts.
Coatings: PU Semi-gloss, approx. 40% gloss level for smooth face. PU Matte, approx., 10% gloss level in both brushed and smooth face matte.
Installation Method: Floating Floor
System: Patented Uniclic format for floating or direct fix installation. Herringbone & Rustic are Tongue & Groove only.
Plank Size: 430x86x14/3

How to DIY This Floor?

The easiest DIY floors are floating floors like this one! They click lock together and don’t need glue or nails - they're super easy to install and if you make a mistake, you can simply un-click them and redo it. Floating floors include laminate floors, hybrid floors, bamboo floors and even engineered timber (if you are after real wood).

What tools do I need to DIY this type of floor?

The most important tools are:

  • Drop Saw and / or Table Saw - to cut the floorboards and are available for $150 at most hardware stores, or you can borrow one.
  • Ruler or Set Square - to measure how much you need to cut for the end planks near the walls.
  • Pencil & Eraser - to draw the cutting lines when you reach the last planks of each row.

Other “nice-to-haves” include a DIY Flooring Kit (available at Floor venue), spirit levels, tape measures, safety equipment, and work gloves.

Pro installation tips

  • Floor Levelling - the subfloor refers to what you intend to lay the flooring directly over and is often concrete slabs, plywood, yellow tongue or even existing floorboards. Proper subfloor preparation is very important and you should:
    • Clean the subfloor
    • Check subfloor evenness (to prevent creaking and long-term joint damage)
  • Underlay - is typically a soft rubber or foam material that goes underneath the floor and provides noise protection. If you live in an apartment block, your strata may have acoustic underlay requirements that you must confirm before a project.
  • Expansion Gaps - between the floor and the walls to allow for natural expansion and shrinkage due to temperature and moisture changes. Consider:
    • Plank Width - wider planks have more expansion and should be given a slightly bigger expansion gap within the range below.
    • Environmental Moisture - if relative humidity is high, we recommend increasing the expansion gap size.

Fiddleback Collection Australian Hardwood Category FAQs

The finish for all sizes in our Fiddleback Collection Engineered Australian Hardwood Flooring features a smooth, light wire brushed texture featuring an European water-based multi-coat polyurethane lacquer. All plank sizes are micro-beveled on each side to enhance the appearance of real wooden planks. Moreover, our Click-lock system allows for very easy and effortless installation.

Engineered wood floors are not water resistant, so be careful. The first step is to make sure you have the right doormat at your entrance. It will stop dirt and grime from entering your home or business. Choose a professional cleaning solution and use the right equipment on your engineered floor when it needs cleaning. Before mopping, wring out your mop to remove excess water from the floor.

Fiddleback Collection Engineered flooring is made up of a variety of real timber sources. The surface veneer of timber is fused to a plywood core to provide the authentic timber look at a lower price with even greater structural durability.

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