Overlay Solid Strip Flooring
Boral Overlay solid strip flooring has been designed for those who love the style and warmth of a solid timber floor, but don’t have the traditional bearers and joists subfloor structure. Boral Overlay is designed to be glued down directly over concrete (80mm width only), existing timber, plywood or particle board.
Precision milled to 14mm or 13mm thick, Boral overlay solid strip flooring is thinner than 19mm traditional solid strip flooring but the top layer is the same thickness.
Because Boral overlay is laid directly over a structural surface such as concrete or plywood, it is well supported and the additional 6mm in thickness is not required.
Features & Benefits
- Ideal for installing in ground floor renovations over a concrete slab or second storey refurbishments where carpet has been removed and subfloor is still in place.
- Boral Overlay flooring still offers the same depth of wear (top layer thickness) as traditional 19mm flooring. This allows for a number of refinishes over the lifetime of the floor.
- Solid hardwood floors are excellent for asthmatics as they do not harbour dust mites or other allergens.
- Blackbutt and Spotted Gum have a natural fire resistance. Their fire retarding properties, make them suitable for use in many bushfire prone areas under Australian Standard AS3959.
- A timber sub-floor gives easy access to the underfloor for plumbing or ducted heating, or to repair wiring.
- Timber is one of the world’s few truly renewable resources.
- Building a sustainable future - Boral Timber hardwoods have full Chain of Custody certification aligned with the Responsible Wood Standard.
Solid Strip Flooring
- 85 mm x 13 mm
- 130 mm x14 mm
Board width :
- 85 mm
- 130 mm
Random Lengths - 450 mm to 2,400 mm.
Note: The availability of some species is state specific and not all species are available in all sizes and grades. Some additional species may be available on request.
Boral Overlay solid strip flooring is available in four grades. Boral Timber meets Australian Standards and uses the aesthetic Boral Timber grading system. Grading is distinguished by selective gum veins, spirals, burls, insect trails and other natural features that give timber floors a unique character, as individual as a signature. Boral Timber is not graded for colour variation or grain patterns as they form part of the natural beauty of timber flooring.
A subtle feature grade of timber flooring that provides a low level of natural features. The low levels of natural feature present the floor with a uniform look that is best suited to modern, minimalist styles.
Graded to include the most interesting and moderate natural features to enhance the look of a timber floor.
Standard and Better Grade
Carefully graded to include the most interesting and moderate features of Australiana grade flooring. This grade offers a minimum level of natural features best suited to a modern style.
Boral Timber’s rustic grade displaying a high level of natural features. This grade offers a unique, aged look with extenuated natural features and is well-suited to both commercial interiors and traditional decors.
Note: The availability of some species is state specific and not all species are available in all grades. Some additional species may be available on request.
- Nailed to old timber strip flooring over joists.
- Glued over concrete slab.
- Glued over old timber flooring.
- Glued over plywood subfloor.
- Glued over particleboard subfloor
Boral overlay solid strip flooring should be glued onto a concrete slab (80mm width only) or directly onto plywood or existing strip timber floors.
Boral Timber recommends that an experienced professional timber flooring contractor handles the installation as well as the sanding and finishing of a new hardwood timber floor. Ask a local timber flooring retailer for a recommended contractor.
Timber flooring is not recommended for bathrooms, laundries or other wet areas.
For further information on installation see the Boral Timber's Product Installation Guide.
Underlays provide floor levelling, cushioning and acoustic properties.
Boral Timber has a variety of quality underlays, such as Boral 2mm and 4mm Underlay that can be installed with an overlay timber floor to provide a range of quality flooring solutions.
Technical Specification and Features of 2mm Underlay;
• High quality closed cell cross-linked polyolefin plastic foam.
• 1m wide supplied in lengths of 20m and 50m
• 50m roll incorporates moisture barrier plastic film
• 115kpa resistance to water
• 0.0133 mg/N.s water vapour transmission
• Supplied with double sided tape
• Excellent tensile and compression strength
• Light weight and easy to install
Technical Specification and Features of RV4 4mm Underlay;
• Manufactured from recycled polyurethane foam granulates and cork,
bound with polyurethane,
• Meets the BCA requirement of Lnw+C of 62 for acoustic underlays
• Acoustic rating ISO 140.6, ISO 140.8, AS 717.2-2004
• Roll width and length 1 metre wide, 20 metres in length
• Material weight 1.72kg/m2
• Material density 430kg/m3
• Tensile strength 0.9N/mm2 - DIN 53 577
• Elongation at break 25% - DIN 53 571
• Tension under pressure 0.9N/mm2 - DIN 53 577
• Temperature resistance -40°C to 115°C
• Fire Resistance Class B2 - DIN 4102
• Thermal conductivity 0.12W/mK
Boral Timber solid products are Responsible Wood Chain of Custody certified to (AS4707-2014). This provides peace of mind that Boral’s solid timber products are sourced from sustainably managed and legal forestry. The certification is linked to the largest forest management certification scheme in the world and is the only forest management certification scheme with an Australian Standard (4708-2014).