Solid Overlay Timber Flooring

Solid Overlay Timber Flooring

Solid Overlay timber flooring is a product designed for application in modern construction where there is no structural requirement.

The reason solid overlay timber flooring can achieve a thinner board thickness is because it is only designed to be installed directly over a flat, structural and well-supported surface such as existing tongue & groove timber floors, structural timber floors, or plywood on concete.

Thanks to the unique profile that NS Timber Flooring sources, the wear or sanding thickness of our overlay timber flooring is not compromised by the thinner board thickness unlike other profiles that have the reduced wear layer. This specialised design enables solid overlay floorboards to retain the same wear thickness as traditional solid timber floors.

Some of the key features and benefits of overlay solid hardwood timber floors are:

• Thinner boards (12mm & 14mm), perfect for renovations or refurbishments where existing floors are in place
• Long lasting, hard wearing and easy to maintain
• Installation over existing timber, sheet floor and plywood on concrete
• Can be re-stained to change the floor colour
• A renewable resource with a low manufacturing environment impact
* Please speak with us on the conditions and availability of this type of fixing method

Board Width (mm): 83,  130,  180

Board Length (mm): Random lengths (depending of species & availability)

Durability: Species specific

Surface Durability: Very durable (species specific)

Grades: Select / Premium / Prestige,   Standard / Feature,   Rustic / Heavy Feature

Wear layer (mm): 6mm

Able to be Sanded: Yes

Fixing: Secret fixed

Installation Sub-floor: Over Existing Timber,  Over Sheet Floors,  Over Plywood on Concrete

* Please speak with us on the availability of this type of fixing method. 

Timber Species

Solid Overlay Flooring is available in a large range of timbers.

Selecting the timber species for your new timber floor comes down mostly to an aesthetic choice.

The timber species will determine the general look, such as colour and grain patterns, however with timber being a natural product even within one species there will be variations. Some species exhibit only small variations while others vary greatly in colour and features. As well as this each species is available in different board sizing – the table below shows the species and the sizes that species is generally available in (19mm and 21mm represents traditional solid timber and 12mm and 14mm represents overlay timber). 

Note: Various other sizes available in Australian Species, such as 60 x 19 to 180 x 21. Contact an NS Timber Flooring representative for further information.

Species (common name) 80x19 130x19 180x21 83x14 130x14 180x14 83x12 Thermally Enhanced
American Oak o o
Blackbutt o o o o o
Brush Box o o o o o o
French Oak o
Ironbark (Grey & Red) o o o o o o
New England Blackbutt o o o
Roasted Cayenne o o o
Roasted Peat o o o
Rose Gum o o
Silvertop Stringybark o o o o
Spotted Gum NSW o o o o o o o
Spotted Gum QLD o o
Sydney Blue Gum o o o o o o
Tallowwood o o o o o
Tasmanian Oak (85x19) (133x19) (133x12) (85x12)
Turpentine o o o o o
White Mahogany o o
White Stringybark o o


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