Mixed-grade Rimu, Island Bay Home

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Timber: New wooden floorboards produced from recycled mixed-grade Rimu – 135mm x 19mm.

Details: An extension and renovation of a 1920s home. The existing floor in the house was Matai, with a mixture of Heart wood and Sap wood – some in good condition and some that had been eaten by borer over the years. We suppied and installed mixed-grade Rimu floorboards as a cost-effective alternative to using Matai floorboards. The floorboards were laid directly to new joists in an extension area by our customer’s builders. The nail-hole character was enhanced with black filler, to highlight the character features in the floor.  

Coating: We sanded and finished the floor with three coats of Bona Naturale water-based polyurethane. Bona Naturale is designed to look like a ‘natural’ oil finish, yet has the durability and easy-care of a floor finished with polyurethane.

Unique Aspects: There was a transition with the existing Matai floorboards at a doorway at the end of the hallway. The two timbers work well next to each other and don’t present as an uncomfortable contrast. A great result, both in being a cost-effective solution and producing a great looking wooden floor.

Building contractor: Wilson Building Wgtn Limited.