Solid Strip Timber Flooring
Australian Chestnut Flooring is a hard-wearing combination of South-Australian species. Messmate, Southern Beech and Silvertop/Black Ash are combined and are used in harmony to create a beautiful and elegant timber floor. Australian Chestnut is a light hardwood timber flooring characterised by subtle colour variations that range from mellow straw browns to light chocolates
Australian Chestnut Timber is highly dent resistant and naturally durable. Provincial Floors included Australian Chestnut 83mmx14mm as their main showroom floor over two decades ago. The floor has aged extremely well and has stood the test of time. Feel free to visit our showroom and have a look at how well the floor has aged.
Furthermore, Australian Chestnut Floorboards will not collect dust or conceal dirt, making it an ideal choice for asthma and hay fever sufferers.
- Janka Rating
Janka Rating: 8.0
Hardness rating: The hardness rating of a timber species is measured by the Janka Test. This is a standard test which measures the penetration into the timber of a common load and projectile. The results relate to a hardness capacity of the material and are expressed in kN. This information is useful where the timber may be subject to potential damage from impacts e.g. a dance floor. There are 2 sets of published figures; one for 'Green' or freshly felled timber and one for seasoned timber - i.e. timber with a moisture content of 12%.
The ratings given here are:
Soft - less than 5.5
Moderate - 5.5 to 7.0
Hard - 7.1 to 10.0
Very Hard - greater than 10.0
Flooring is graded during manufacturing to Australian Standards resulting in Select, Standard, Feature and Prestige and Rustic grade. Grading is simply a sorting process based on a set of rules that permits specific features up to a certain size and number. This species may or may not carry all of these grades, contact our office for accurate gradings.
Select Grade is a subtle feature grade of timber flooring which provides a limited variation in natural characteristics. The features that are present are relatively small and few in number. Irrespective of the species although visible do not dominate the appearance of the floor. It has been carefully graded, floorboard by floorboard to ensure that it meets strict quality standards. It has a sleek uniform look that is well suited to modern, minimalist and traditional styles. This will have the least number of natural features such as pin holes and gum veins.
This grade contains boards that may be moderately featured. Where gum veins are more prevalent in a species, considerably more character is provided to the floor and may look quite dominant in light coloured species. Species in this grade with less gum vein may appear more lightly featured due to smaller features being prevalent such as those from previous borer activity. Standard Grade is distinguished by highlighting selective gum veins, spirals, burls, insect trails and other natural variations that give timber floors a unique character as individual as a signature. This grade is a visual chronicle of forest history including bush fires, floods, drought, insect travels and the natural variations that appear in the grain of Australian native hardwoods. Standard grade is carefully graded to include the most interesting variations and distinctive timber marking to enhance the looks of a timber with a moderate amount of natural features.
Feature Grade features a high level of natural characteristics. In many respects this grade can look similar to Standard Grade but with the features a little more frequent and dominant. This grade offers a unique rustic aged appearance with extenuated natural features including gum vein, knots, face checking and insect travels.
Combines the features of Select Grade and Standard grade to provide a floor with more character than a Select Grade Floor.
Fully featured to provide an old world charm. It may contain features that are more prominent than Feature Grade but with the structural integrity of a Feature Grade Floor.