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Strip timber flooring is available in a wide range of species and colours, from harder and softer timbers and a variety of profiles and cover widths. However, prior to the finished floor being handed over, there are a number of processes that must be correctly undertaken to achieve a floor with the performance and appearance that is of a professional standard. Each stage generally involves different sectors of the industry, each having specific skills. However, each stage is of equal importance with defined responsibilities and a lack of attention at any particular stage can adversely affect the finished floor. The stages are as follows:
- Manufacture – This is usually by a sawmiller, however, dried rough sawn boards may be machined into finished floorboards undertaken by a separate operation. Parquetry is often manufactured as a by-product to strip flooring or is imported. Most prefinished solid flooring is also imported.
- Distribution – Flooring is often sold to timber merchants who on-sell to the installer or the customer.
- Specification – Architects, designers and owners usually specify the product to be installed.
- Subfloor – Builders provide the joists and bearers and/or yellow tongue sheet flooring or a slab over which a floor is installed.
- Installation – Specialist floor installers and carpenters install the floor over the subfloor.
- Sanding and Polishing – Unless it is a prefinished product, this is generally undertaken by professional sanders and polishers.