About Us

Smarter Timber Flooring is a family owned and operated business that has been providing traditional, recycled, and reclaimed oak floorboards in Melbourne for more than 40 years. With decades of experience, a deep knowledge of oak timber flooring, and a commitment to customer service, we are the trusted name in oak flooring.

A WIDE RANGE OF ENGINEERED TIMBER FLOORING

We have the largest range of engineered oak flooring in Australia at unbeatable prices. Whatever style of home you want and whatever style of floorboard you’re after, you’ll find it in our oak floorboards range.

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We have modern, classic, recycled, and reclaimed wooden flooring in a range of colours including traditional browns, black wash, white wash, driftwood, and greys.

Showroom tour

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FAQS

A quality Smarter Timber Flooring engineered oak floor has the same qualities as a solid timber floor and in many ways is even betterwhen introducing into today’s home with central heating and the constant wear and tear of a busy lifestyle.

 

A solid timber floor will be a thing of beauty but the expense and tendency to buckle in our varied climatic conditions often make it an impractical choice. Whereas Smarter Timber Flooring engineered oak flooring will bring all the qualities of a solid oak floor but at a competitive cost and without the worries of movement and maintenance.

 

So if you are looking to enhance your home with a floor you will love and cherish for many years look no further, and start planning your Smarter Timber Flooring floor today.

What is a Smarter Oak Engineered Floorboard?

Smarter Oak Engineered timber floorboards’ construction consists of multiple layers of wood, with a “real timber” veneer on top!
The sub layer of wood is called a “ply” and they are orientated in different directions for strength, and then glued under pressure. This construction technique results in a wood floor that is more stable than solid wood floor. “Stable” meaning an engineered floor is less susceptible to “shrinkage” and “expansion” movement due to fluctuations in humidity or temperature that may lead to cupping, gaps or bowing.

Plus these other great features:

1. Fully pre finished floorboards means no after installation on site oiling so you can walk on and move furniture on the floorboards once installed.

2. Our pre-finished floorboards require no staining on site so you have peace of mind of the finish of your floorboards.

3. Lacquered oil finish is a high quality hardened coating that gives you greater moisture resistance that natural oils, easier cleaning and need no re-oiling for many years to come.

4. Ease of repair. The lacquered oil finish allows you to repair starches on the spot, rather having to wait to re-sand the entire floor (as need with polyurethane/solid timber floors)

5. Minimal bevel edge finish to the floorboards add to the authentic look of the timber floorboards

6. Laid over sub heated floors! As oak timber structure has open pores that allow heat to transfer through the floorboards. This means Smarter Timber Flooring oak floorboards can install over sub heated floors with warranty.

7. Less darkening of your floorboards!: As heat travels out of Smarter Timber Flooring oak floorboards more freely than many other timber floor, this means less oxidation reaction with the timber, resulting in Smarter Timber Flooring oak floorboards darkening a lot less than Australian timbers such as Spotted Gum, Jarrah, Black butt and Messmate.

8. Matt Finish: As Smarter Timber Flooring oak floorboards are finished in a penetrating lacquered oil coating this means that there is a matt finish, resulting less dust and imperfections being seen.

Warranties and Guarantees

Quality engineered timber floorboards come with at least 25 years residential structural and surface warranty for your piece of mind. Do you even get a guarantee with “solid timber floorboards – ask the question?”

Because only a thin layer of the precious, often slow-growing flooring-grade timber is used in the manufacturing process, we conserve our precious resources and can still enjoy the beauty and character that timber brings to our home or office.

Over 80 American and European Oak Floors in Showroom

Smarter Timber Flooring (STF) is locally owned and operated. The owners Brian and Genevieve Thompson, together with consultants Glenn and Gabe, have been consulting, supplying and installing quality and ‘smarter’ floor coverings to Victoria for over forty years. They are proud to be specialist consultants to architects, designers, the building trade and of course the tens of thousands of satisfied domestic customers who have chosen STF as their preferred flooring supplier.

Standard size being 1900mm long 190mm wide, 15mm thick with a 4mm top layer and with special orders available up to 3600mm long 300mm wide, 20mm thick with a 6mm top layer.

Installation

Smarter Timber Flooring engineered timber floorboards can be installed directly over concrete, particleboard and tiles and may be installed below grade applications, unlike solid timber floors. You will also to able to get 2 to 3 resurfacings from most engineered hardwood floors, which is more than enough for your average family. Always use your floorboards manufactures installation guide. Make sure your sub floor is level within 3mm over 2 metres.

Click below to see General Installation Guide for

Subfloor Heating Flooring

For many years a certain selection of Smarter Timber Flooring® engineered timber floors can be installed over a heated subfloor. Unlike solid timber floors, Smarter Timber Flooring® oak engineered timber floorboards will not warp, buckle or gap between the boards.

A few general but very common rules need to be observed when installing your timber floor.
The moisture content of concrete subfloors should be less than 1% when underfloor heating is to be used. To achieve you may need to have your floor heating on prior to installation.
Ensure that the instructions of heating procedures are followed before laying the floor boards. The temperature on the surface of the subfloor can be maximum 26º C. If the subfloor heating system is newly installed, the system has to be switched on at least 3 weeks before laying the floor. Switch off the heating system 48 hours prior to installation. Turn the heating system on again 1 week after the floor installation is completed, with a gradual increase of temperature in accordance with the heating system regulations.
The floor boards can be ether installed on top of acoustic foil underlay or glued down directly onto the subfloor as well as in the conventional way i.e. at the tongue and groove of the long side and the head-joint.