Caring for your floor like it’s our own.
At Timber Care we strive to be innovative and up to date with the latest looks as well as the traditional ones. We are constantly creating our own unique processes, looks, combined with a low maintenance finish.
The sky is yours, the floor too.. unlimited choices of textures and colors.
Are you sick of the appearance of your timber floor? Sick of the yellowing, blistering, flaking… but you just can seem to find the time re-sand and re-coat it? Or maybe you can’t decide what you would like to use on it, what colour, what finish, what texture???
Here at Timber Care, we are here to help you make your floor naturally beautiful, and a pleasure to your bare feet. The options are numerous, whether it be a simple refinish, finding that beautiful just coated feel, or a complete new look.
Ask us about ‘Wire brushing’, the new form of sanding, for interiors and exteriors is a specialised service new to Australia creating that textured finish to your boards giving a natural warm ambience to you environment. The Wire Brushing technique adds character to your floor, by condensing the soft grains of the timber and lifting the harder grains to the surface. This process not only strengthens the surface of the timber, but gives it a gorgeous weathered feel, similar to century old European timber floors. A timber floor with character can only create warmth and charm to any home, whether it be contemporary or traditional.
Maybe it’s the colour of the timber that you would like to change? Darker, lighter, grey, a new original colour, a lime washed aspect, or keeping that freshly sanded look? At Timber Care we take the time to go through every option with you, finding the tone just right for your home.
Making informed choices about coatings.
At Timber Care, of course the beauty and durability of a well finished floor is of utmost importance to us, but it goes further than that. We choose to work with products that have no negative effect on your health as well as ours and are respectful to the environment.
What you may not know about hardwax oils.
Hardwax oils are predominately made in Europe, where non-toxic, eco-friendly finishes are based on the best vegetable oils, natural resins, beeswax and least aggressive solvents available. The Oil and wax combinations are made on a base of natural, sustainable raw materials including linseed oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, carnauba and candelilla wax. Contains no pollutants and minimal amounts of the least aggressive solvents available.
Being water resistant, dirt resistant and anti-static, hardwax oils are the perfect choice for kitchens, bathrooms, hospitals, restaurants… Manufactured and processed with the least possible risk to humans and the environment. They are anti-bacterial, food and toy safe. Highly recommended for those prone to allergies.
Hardwax oils are micro- porous which allows the timber to breathe, this means climatic changes are accommodated. The full body finish does not create a skin so each board can move individually without the concern of edge bonding. As there is no water in the product they do not “grain raise” on application. They will not flake, blister or peel and tend to be non-yellowing. The hardwax Oils will enhance the grain of the timber, all while keeping the natural timber feel.
Durable and easily maintained, hardwax oils have high coverage rates up to 20 to 30m2 per litre depending on the timber species. The first application is applied easily with two coats, the surface may be used with care 24 hours after the application of the second coat. Long thereafter they are replenish able with a simple maintenance coat. For areas that use faster than others the fact that they are spot repairable, no need to re-sand your whole floor to repair or replenish is a tremendous benefit.
Depending on the type of use the floor is getting will depend on the maintenance regime, obviously the kitchen will require more regular maintenance than the bedroom. Work surfaces, tables and Bench tops should be cleaned in the same fashion as timber floors. By using a cleaning product made from carnauba wax will prolong the longevity of the coating.
Natural oils and waxes have been used for centuries in Europe, and while the recipes continue to evolve with state of the art research. By looking at heritage European timber, the evidence is clear that hardwax oils are a quality choice for clean interior air and beautifully coated timber. – Whittle Waxes 2014