Direct stick timber flooring is a process where the timber is glued directly to the sub-floor. The sub-floor can either be traditional strip flooring, plywood, structa floor or concrete. If the sub floor is a concrete floor, the moisture content must be below 5.5% prior to installation or problems will occur.
When using solid timber you must acclimatise the timber to the room environment for a minimum of 10 days, preferably two to three weeks before installation. Once installed, we need to acclimatize again for another two weeks before sanding and polishing the floor.
Solid timber flooring comes in a wide range of species and grades. Classic Grade is the top grade of solid timber flooring, chosen for its purity of timber and low rate of imperfections. Australian Grade is the second highest grade. This grade will have some features such as knots, insect trails and burls. Natural grade has all the natural features, giving a very rustic feel to the solid timber floor. Solid timber flooring varies in hardness: