Modern Timber Flooring | Engineered Wood Floors
Euroak Flooring® is an innovative Australian modern timber flooring manufacturer that produces pre-finished engineered wood floors including: French & American oak engineered wood floors, salvaged and recycled timber flooring. Our distinctive bespoke products are Australia made & owned using state of the art finishes.
Through the up cycling and revitalisation of timber, we create striking and innovative products, which we can personalise for you to make a statement because we know that to dare is to be different. Whether we create you a decorative timber wall feature or screen, timber ceiling, wood flooring, a dining table or even some rustic timber chairs, the only thing limiting you is your imagination “.At Euroak Flooring, we revel in the splendour of nature and strive towards keeping the principle of sustainability as a pillar of who we are.”
Green by nature and we keep it green
A number of proprietary features for engineered wood floors are available. Many modern timber flooring come with tongue and grooves, cut into the back of the floorboards that run the length of each plank. Often called ‘absorption strips,’ that are intended to reduce cupping.
Engineered wood floors
Are mostly manufactured .75 inches (19 mm) thick with a tongue-and-groove for installation.
Due to our wealth of experience and technical expertise, we are in a position to produce modern timber flooring authentic interpretations of high quality materials in timber flooring realistically. Parador laminate floors are distinguished by a functional composition and intelligent technology. For example, our patented click system guarantees easy installation, edge impregnation protects against moisture, and the wear-resistant top layer made of melamine resin ensures very high durability. Our wear classes show that the modern timber flooring are also suitable for heavy duty use. Our sturdy connections, which ensure fitting accuracy and stability, are crucial for a long-lasting, resilient result.
As a company manufacturing modern timber flooring products, you must be able to navigate a complex set of challenges. In fact from the environmental impact and sustainability, of your products to the typical manufacturing, operational, and financial issues. Your must also be able to optimize the efficiency of, milling and finishing requirements. However, plus kiln drying or curing that can add substantially to the cycle times and labor expense for goods like furniture and cabinets.
With Euroak Flooring® Industrial Manufacturing for Lumber and Wood, you get an end-to-end solution that helps you increase efficiency, monitor regulatory compliance, and manage your cost position.
In order to answer what makes a log a veneer grade log, let’s first define what veneer is. Most people understand what lumber is (logs that are sawn into boards which are generally 1 or 2 inches thick and 4 to 10 inches wide). Veneer on the other hand is produced when logs are put on a lathe and long continuous sheets of wood are peeled off. These sheets of wood are generally around 1/42 of an inch thick for hardwood. Plywood (which you see sold at retail lumber yards) is actually sheets of veneer glued together. Hardwood doors and furniture are generally made from veneer.
Now we will get to the question. Defects are what determine whether or not a log is graded as a veneer log. Knots is one form of defect. A knot is created when limbs prune off and the tree grows additional wood over the area. Knots can fall out of the sheets of veneer during production and they can be a visual deformity. Seams are a major defect, which cause the sheets of veneer to break and come apart. Other defects include bird peck, gum, ring shake, insect damage, color and mineral. Another criteria for veneer logs is diameter and length. Logs that are too small or logs that are too big in diameter affect grade and quality. Logs that are 12 inches in diameter or larger is a common size that is utilized in veneer mills. Logs that are over 30 inches in diameter are generally not desirable because there are limitations to the size of logs that a lathe can handle.
Understanding Logs and Veneer
There are many grades in veneer logs and acceptable defects affect the quality and value of the veneer and consequently the value of the logs.To improve the quality of this veneer log a 4 inch thick piece was cut from the end of the log (the piece on the ground). When you look at the bottom slab the area circled with the red line shows an old scar. By cutting that off the quality of the log was improved. This log has what is called a small heart which is the darker coloured center. In maple the light coloured wood is what is valued.
This timber log has effects of bird peck. When the birds wound the tree, bacteria feed on the sap and turns the wounded area a dark colour. As sheets of veneer are peeled off this log there will be the dark colour areas in the sheets and small holes from where the bird was pecking. Some of this wood will be used in the interior layers of the veneer panel.
The positive characteristics are a small heart, good diameter (16 to 17 inches) and surface free of defects. A good forest manager understands quality and by cutting poor quality trees and concentrating growth on your best trees creates logs like this one. It’s worth noting, when a tree reaches this quality, if you leave it stand too long your risk of degrade increases.