The time­less look of wooden floor­ing

Central Leader - - LIFESTYLE & LEISURE -

When Steve Heald started in­stalling wooden floors 20 plus years ago out of the back of a van, he had no idea Just Hard­wood Floors would morph into the busi­ness it is to­day.

Now staffed by 13 em­ploy­ees and run from their East Ta­maki ware­house and show­room, Just Hard­wood Floors is a fully-fledged op­er­a­tion which has been pro­vid­ing qual­ity tim­ber floor­ing to Auck­land homes and busi­nesses since 1997.

Along the way, the com­pany has earned in­dus­try ac­co­lades as in­no­va­tors in their field, es­pe­cially for their quick adop­tion of other floor­ing types.

‘‘We’re a lit­tle bit unique in not just do­ing solid tim­ber floors but also en­gi­neered, pre­fin­ished en­gi­neered and lam­i­nate floor­ing,’’ says Ni­cole Heald, Steve’s wife and busi­ness part­ner.

En­gi­neered wood floors have been grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity over the past few years and still pro­vide the au­then­tic, time­less look of a solid tim­ber floor. They’re easy to clean and quick to in­stall, and, as Ni­cole notes, a more sus­tain­able and sta­ble prod­uct than solid tim­ber floor­ing – us­ing plan­ta­tion-farmed tim­ber as op­posed to slow-grow­ing rain­for­est woods such as kwila.

‘‘You don’t need 19mm of solid wood for them; you only need 2 to 6mm on top.’’

With such ben­e­fits, it’s no won­der she’s ob­served a real shift in the floor­ing ma­te­ri­als they use.

‘‘When Just Hard­wood Floors started, it was NZ na­tives, Aus­tralian hard­woods... now they’ve be­come harder to source and more ex­pen­sive,’’ she says.

‘‘It’s shifted to Amer­i­can Oak solid tim­ber floors and Euro­pean Oak en­gi­neered floor­ing over the last few years.’’

To meet with this de­mand, Just Hard­wood Floors now im­port their own range of Pre­mium Oak floor­ing, Euro-PRO, and have their own coat­ing ma­chine, oils and polyurethanes from Italy to pre­coat be­fore go­ing on site; re­sult­ing in a faster in­stal­la­tion every time with no ex­tra sanding re­quired.

Of­fer­ing a free mea­sure, quote and ad­vice for res­i­den­tial or com­mer­cial build­ings, their team can help you find the right tim­ber for your bud­get and needs, be­fore com­plet­ing a Qual­ity Guar­an­teed In­stal­la­tion of a wooden floor that will com­pletely trans­form your home or of­fice.

For a free quote or floor­ing op­tions, visit Just Hard­wood Floors’ web­site at www.jhf.co.nz or phone 0800 192 179, or visit their show­room at 5/9 Al­lens Road, open week­days, 9am-4.30pm, and Satur­days, 10.30am-1pm.

Just Hard­wood Floors’ solid tim­ber or en­gi­neered wooden floor­ing of­fers a look and feel that’s time­less and will be a def­i­nite fea­ture in any home.

For a full range of solid tim­ber, en­gi­neered, pre­fin­ished en­gi­neered and lam­i­nated wooden floor­ing, visit Just Hard­wood Floors show­room at 5/9 Al­lens Road, East Ta­maki.

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