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Why Length Really Counts

Why Length Really Counts

Vienna Woods explains the importance of timber floorboard length, highlighting its impact on design, stability, and installation. Longer floorboards can create a more seamless look and add a sense of luxury to your interior. Learn about the benefits of choosing longer lengths and how it can affect the feel of your space

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What is Engineered Timber Flooring?

What is Engineered Timber Flooring?

Engineered timber flooring features a top layer of hardwood and core layers for stability. It's designed to resist warping and is suitable for various subfloors, including underfloor heating. Discover the benefits, from sustainability to compatibility, and why it's a popular choice for residential and commercial spaces. Learn why choosing a reputable supplier is crucial due to variability in quality and manufacturing processes.

What are Bandsawn Timber Floors?

What are Bandsawn Timber Floors?

Bandsawn timber flooring offers a rustic aesthetic with its distinctive grooves and ridges. This article from Vienna Woods explores the history of bandsawn timber, its revival in modern interior design, and its unique qualities, including durability and versatility. Learn why this flooring style is a practical choice for those seeking character and authenticity​

Understanding Tolerances for Timber Flooring in New Zealand

Understanding Tolerances for Timber Flooring in New Zealand

Understanding tolerances in timber flooring is crucial for maintaining quality and safety. This article from Vienna Woods delves into the importance of adhering to New Zealand's building standards, such as NZS 3604:2011, and outlines specific tolerances related to dimensions, levelness, and straightness. By following these guidelines, builders and homeowners can ensure long-lasting, reliable timber flooring​

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Understanding and Remedying Cupping in Timber Floors

Understanding and Remedying Cupping in Timber Floors

Cupping is a common issue with timber floors, causing boards to form a concave shape due to moisture imbalances. This article explores the causes of cupping, from moisture imbalance to environmental factors, and offers remedies such as re-sanding, environmental control, and subfloor assessment. Learn about the most effective ways to prevent and fix cupping in your timber flooring projects.

Under Floor Heating and Timber Flooring

Under Floor Heating and Timber Flooring

Vienna Woods explores the impact of underfloor heating on timber flooring, discussing the potential challenges and the need for engineered wood with this system. Learn about recommended installation methods, how heating affects floor stability, and tips to maintain an optimal floor surface temperature. Find out how to avoid issues like cupping and warping with underfloor heating

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The Timeless Craft of Hand-Scraped Timber: A Heritage Technique

The Timeless Craft of Hand-Scraped Timber: A Heritage Technique

Step into the world of hand-scraped timber flooring, where craftsmanship meets elegance in every grain. Vienna Woods' design articles unveil the artistry behind this timeless flooring option, showcasing its unique charm and enduring appeal. Explore the intricate details and expert techniques that make hand-scraped timber a top choice for discerning homeowners looking to elevate their spaces with quality flooring in NZ.