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Our new and improved Engineered Timber Flooring coming soon!

We are currently installing our new engineered flooring line so you can soon order 100% Australian made engineered flooring (the only one of its kind in Australia). Keep an eye on this page and our socials for updates.

High quality, Australian owned and manufactured, engineered flooring.

We’ve combined beautiful, sustainably-managed hardwood with an innovative LED coating and a super stable substrate, manufactured to the quality you’d expect from Australia’s leading hardwood manufacturer. The result is a timber floor of stunning architectural appearance that increases stability and speeds up installation, offering a financial saving in both time and materials.

Our engineered timber flooring is available in either Glacial Oak or Australian Oak. You’ll love the look and durability of the only Australia-made engineered flooring on the market.
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What is engineered timber flooring?

There are largely two reasons to engineer a timber floor. The first being to engineer a low price with cheap materials for a seemingly quality appearance. The second being to engineer improved performance. ASH engineered flooring is all about performance.

ASH engineered timber flooring offers the look and beauty of solid flooring, with additional advantages of being more stable and more affordable. Our engineered timber flooring is real timber – made with a durable, high quality hardwood plywood base layer with a strong 4mm hardwood veneer on the top surface that can be sanded and polished as many times as a solid floor.

How ASH’s engineered timber flooring differs from others is that it has a balanced construction from a hardwood ply. It is also the only Australian owned and made engineered flooring on the market. Manufactured right here at ASH’s timber mill in Heyfield, Victoria. 

Why choose ASH engineered timber flooring?

ASH’s engineered timber flooring is the only Australian owned and made engineered flooring on the market. Manufactured right here at ASH’s timber mill in Heyfield, Victoria. 

Our engineered flooring offers balanced construction, utilising a hardwood ply base (instead of MDR or pine) to increase the floor’s density and stability. The top wear layer is 4mm thick allowing for sanding and re-polishing multiple times throughout life.

Our engineered timber flooring can also be matched with many other applications such as stairs, window, door, joinery and cladding to create a continuous flow of design from inside to out.

Have confidence in the quality of our engineered flooring which comes with a 25-year structural warranty and 15-year wear warranty.

Does ASH's engineered timber flooring have a warranty?

Yes. Our engineered flooring has 25-year structural warranty and 15-year wear warranty. View the warranty and installation guide in more detail here.

How do I maintain my engineered timber flooring?

Firstly, we recommend you read the engineered flooring care and maintenance guide.

Once read through, here are some additional tips that will assist with the recommendations outlined in the document above:

1. Loose dirt and dust should first be removed by the use of an electrostatic mop, or by vacuuming (after first ensuring the head of the vacuum won’t scratch your floor). A swivel-type-cleaning pad is preferred (e.g. Sabco Super Swish); normally these products are supplied with one dry electrostatic pad and one wet microfiber pad that are interchangeable; these types of cleaning products are available from most well-known hardware and building supplies chain stores. Normal mops are generally looped fibres which can catch on the grain of timber and can cause catching which may results in splintering or tearing of any damaged grain. If boards show signs of this then they need be repaired with a timber putty or epoxy that can be coloured to match the floor or for small splits or cracks a wax stick (all products available at your local hardware store). Then dab the fill or repair with the wax oil on a rag and leave to dry. Directions are on the tin and in the maintenance kit.

2. After dirt/dust removal, use a spray bottle (either mop-mounted or hand-held) containing Guardian Surface Care (a pre-mixed version of Guardian Soap) to mist, or lightly “spritz” the floor. This cleaner is specifically designed for LED-cured hardwax oil finishes. Clean a section of the floor at a time, working along the boards in the grain direction to remove any marks and collect any missed grit. Best cleaning results are achieved by frequent rinsing of the microfiber pad in water to continually remove any lifted dirt and grit. It is most important not to over-wet the timber floors, nor to allow moisture to remain on a timber floor for any period. After floor cleaning is completed, the damp mop should either be thoroughly rinsed with clean water, or better still, washed in a washing machine ready for the next use.

3. Depending on how your floor is used, in the first year we recommend applying a layer of Maintenance Oil (supplied in your Maintenance Kit) to your floor two to four times a year. This nourishes the floor and maintains the top layer. Before applying the Maintenance Oil, clean the floor with the Guardian Surface Care first. Ensure you read the instructions on the label before applying Maintenance Oil. When cleaning and maintaining your floor, shallow and deep scratches will become visible. The best way to remove some persistent spots is to use a slightly damp cloth with Guardian Surface Care. Do not scrub too forcefully however, because this will leave a rough spot. Use Maintenance Oil to patch up the rough spot if necessary.

It is advisable to immediately patch up a rough spot using Maintenance Oil. Apply this oil with a lint-free cloth and then allow it to dry for at least 6 hours.

Superficial scratches can be patched up by lightly polishing the scratch with a Scotch-Brite cleaning cloth and then applying Maintenance Oil. If the spot still looks rough after the application of the first layer of Maintenance Oil, apply a second layer. It is important to clean the spot where the scratch is located with Intensive Cleaner before polishing it. Naturally, you can always consult your floor specialist for additional advice.

In the event of deep scratches, contact your floor specialist to find out what to do. The knowledge of a specialist is required to patch up these scratches because they may have penetrated the top layer and possibly the colour layer.

Where can I buy ASH's engineered flooring?

Contact the friendly sales team at ASH via our contact us form.

Does ASH's engineering flooring need to acclimatise?

No. This is a task required for solid timber floors that are expected to reside in conditions different to that on the time of installation. Engineered flooring is designed to reduce risk of movement and negates the need to acclimatise.

Are engineered hardwood floors as good as hardwood floors?

A high quality engineered floor is better! The advantages are mostly to do with stability, width, performance and price. A high quality engineered floor is stable and can be sanded and polished as many times a solid timber floor. This is not the case for many low quality engineered floors whose purpose is to achieve a low price. For solid timber floors see our Goodwood range.

Are engineered hardwood floors good for dogs?

This question relates to both solid floors and engineered timber floors and it is the coating that is most important. In both cases, a hard wearing coating is your best chance for longevity but it also depends on how active your dog is. The ability to sand and re-polish at a later date should also be a priority. Warranty against ‘excessive wear’ would likely be void in this application.

Can engineered floors be sanded and refinished?

Yes, ASH’s engineered flooring certainly can. As a general rule, if you glue down a floor with a wear layer thicker than 1.0mm, a trained sander and polisher can cut back and re-coat. Our engineered flooring has a 4mm top wear layer which allows for sanding and repolishing multiple times over its lifetime.

Cheaper floors with either printed wood grain or timber veneers of 0.6mm and less can not be re-coated – nor can floating floors. Coating type can also influence the amount taken off during sanding. Some polishes can require only 0.3mm to be sanded off the surface.

Do engineered hardwood floors scratch easily?

This comes down to coating durability and care. Obviously a solid timber floor and an engineered floor can both scratch. This is something to take into consideration when choosing your flooring. Solid floors are typically more expensive once you factor in installation and coating costs but they do have the advantage of being sanded after trades move out. This allows any scratch to be sanded away and polished. You must take care when installing prefinished boards to reduce the risk of scratching and negating the advantage of a more affordable, factory finish.

Can you install engineered flooring over in-slab heating?

Yes, ASH’s engineered timber flooring can be laid in front of large windows or over the top of in-slab heating (see warranty for details).

What is the difference between Australian Oak and European Oak?

Our Eucalypt species has far less knots than European Oak but a little more character in the form of natural gum vein. We separate these characteristics into different grades which create a uniquely Australian ‘Oak’ floor.

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