Our unique blend of Australian Red species from coastal NSW in rich captivating tones from light red brown and burnt red in narrow grained natural patterns highlighted with deep pink which darken overtime to give an elegant and warm backdrop to any interior or decking area. Australian Reds is durable and very hard with a Janka rating of 11.6.
From coastal NSW it is more consistent in colour distinguishing it from the tablelands species. Coastal Blackbutt is one of the more readily available commercial species. A magnificent honey brown colour with a fine grain pattern layered with mellow cream tones. It is ideal for flooring with a Janka hardness rating of 9.1.
A dense grained timber grown along the east coast of NSW with dynamic wide grain variations of coffee brown hues, with soft tone variations of red brown, cream and olive. Its neutral colour tones are well suited to contemporary interior design style. It is a very hard timber with a Janka rating of 11.
A fine grained timber also known as Flooded Gum which is grown around the coastal riverland areas of NSW. Rose Gum provides a classic warm colour composition of light red and pale pink which tends to darken with age to richer red brown tones. With a Janka rating of 7.5 it is suitable for domestic floors as well as most commercial applications.
A highly durable species from the coast and coastal ranges of NSW suited to both interior flooring and decking. With natural wide grain patterns in warm pastel tones of brown, yellow and olive brown it is well suited to living spaces that want to reflect a relaxed lifestyle. Durable (Durability Class 1) and hard with a Janka rating of 8.6.
Please Note: – “AST Tallowwood will continue to be graded to the Australian Standard (AS2796.2) with the exception of stick marks. AST will continue to reject boards with visible stick marks at the time of production and packaging. AST cannot guarantee that stick marks will not appear as they can be undetectable until laying and finishing. AST therefore will not accept claims on stick marked flooring from the floor laying process onwards.”.
AST Golden Oak flooring is a unique blend of specially selected Australian hardwoods from within Northern New South Wales highland region which combine to provide a floor with natural hardwearing character in harmonising colour tones of golden yellow, husk brown and cream. (Janka) (kN) 8.6
Ironbark produces a stunning array of timber hues from pale brown to dark chocolate brown as well as dark red. The grain is usually interlocked, with a moderately coarse texture. Hardness (Janka) (kN) 14
American White Oak
Similar in colour and appearance to European oak. The sapwood of American white oak is light coloured and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak. White oak therefore has more figure. Hardness (Janka) (kN) 6
Heartwood is a rich dark brownish red, sometimes marked by short, dark brown radial flecks on the end grain and boat shaped flecks on flat sawn surfaces which enhance its decorative value. The grain is usually straight but often interlocked or wavy. The texture is even but moderately coarse. Also known as Western Australian Jarrah. Hardness (Janka) (kN) 8.5
Northern Box is an imported decking board which is very similar to Australian brush box. This floor board is also known as Pelawan and originates from Indonesia. Pelawan hardwood is very durable, resilient and strong.
It has a fine, interlocked grain and even texture and the colour of the wood, rangers from greyish pink through to reddish brown. With a beautiful grain, this hardwood is mostly suitable for decking or flooring. (Janka) (kN) 10
The Local Collection
AST’s Cornerstone® Outback Grandis engineered flooring combines the natural strength and beauty of traditional hardwood timber with the added stability of state of the art engineered design. Our balanced 3mm construction (both face and back veneer) is sawn, not peeled or sliced, to ensure the same look and feel you love in traditional timber flooring, while our pre-finished cross laminate assembly enables a fast and mess free installation. Tested in some of the harshest environments, our unique flooring range ensures stability in some of the most testing conditions; including installation over subfloor heating.
AST’s Cornerstone® Coastal Blackbutt engineered flooring combines the natural strength and beauty of traditional hardwood timber with the added stability of state of the art engineered design. Our balanced 3mm construction (both face and back veneer) is sawn, not peeled or sliced, to ensure the same look and feel you love in traditional timber flooring, while our pre-finished cross laminate assembly enables a fast and mess free installation. Tested in some of the harshest environments, our unique flooring range ensures stability in some of the most testing conditions; including installation over subfloor heating.
The Italian Collection
The face layer gives the product its final appearance, and so the timbers used must be carefully chosen and selected.
Throughout the Proparq production cycle, the face layer woods undergo several inspections by skilled staff, who reject all the material that does not meet set quality parameters.
The birchwood ply plays an extremely important functional role: this support consists of from five to nine layers of birchwood, each glued onto the layer below at right angles for a cross-grained arrangement; this structure balances the natural stresses within the material to give a stable, flexible flooring with resistance to twisting and crushing.
The hardwood face layer is glued to the birchwood ply at high pressure with extremely high-performance phenol adhesive developed to provide water-resistant bonds, compliant with the UNI EN ISO 204 CLASS D4 standards: the result is a perfect bond between the two timbers, making them virtually inseparable.
During shaping, the marine-grade birchwood ply is processed to form tongue-and-groove joints of micrometric precision on all four sides, so that there will be practically no space between planks in a well-laid floor.
This provides an extremely durable flooring of great beauty, and prevents liquids or dirt from penetrating into the wood, damaging it and generating a health hazard.
In this phase, cross-cuts are also made in the underside of each plank, giving it the flexibility needed to adapt to the laying surfaces, even where there are flaws in the screed or existing flooring, making the Proparq product perfectly flat and strikingly lovely to look at.
WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE?
The strength and benefits of Proparq multilayer flooring
The special cross-grained gluing of the birchwood plies, compensating the natural stresses of the wood from layer to layer, makes this type of flooring durable and stable, with greater resistance to weather and damp, effectively combating warping, shrinkage and swelling.
Deformations of this kind are not only unsightly but also make continual sanding necessary to restore the floor’s flatness, considerably increasing maintenance costs and reducing the timber flooring’s lifetime.
Proparq timber flooring’s layered structure makes it possible to produce extremely stable large boards, with calibrated joints to guarantee perfect flatness across the various planks, allowing very swift installation and ensuring an even tougher result with gluing to the screed; what’s more, the flooring is so thin and stable that it can be installed over any type of underfloor heating system.
With these characteristics, the Proparq multilayered flooring is ready for use immediately, has a much longer lifetime and requires much less maintenance than an other types of wooden floor covering.