Australia’s timber flooring expert, Big River Timbers has introduced a new generation of engineered Australian hardwood flooring in the market.

Backed by Big River’s strong reputation for quality and assurance since the introduction of its market-leading Armourfloor engineered hardwood flooring in 1998, the newly developed flooring offers an attractive solution for builders, architects and homeowners who are seeking the stability of the proven Armourfloor product in a more economical design. Armourfloor’s stability comes from its unique construction of five layers of Australian eucalyptus hardwood veneer.

Big River’s new timber flooring consists of a thick top layer of Australian hardwood over an engineered eucalyptus plywood core; the hardwood eucalyptus core ensures optimum stability is guaranteed between the floorboards with reduced risk of bending and cupping.

Key features of Big River’s prefinished engineered flooring include a heavy-duty face veneer consisting of a 4mm genuine Australian hardwood layer with the dense veneer sawn rather than peeled to provide the appearance of solid timber flooring; highly protective UV cured coating on veneer ensuring the floor will remain fresh in appearance for many years; fast, simple and economical installation through a simple tongue and groove connecting system; suitable for virtually any flat surface including concrete, tiles and existing timber floors; and 20-year limited warranty against wear-through under normal residential usage.

Specifications include board dimensions of 2200mm x 133mm x 15mm; engineered plywood core as substrate; tongue and groove joining system; 4mm Australian hardwood veneer; and UV cured coating finish.

Australia is well known for producing some of the most attractive timbers in the world. Big River engineered Australian hardwood flooring is available in five Australian hardwood timber species including Australian Chestnut, Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Sydney Blue Gum and Brushbox.

Big River’s prefinished product is sanded, coated and sealed in the factory; the existing Armourfloor raw is also available for coating onsite for those who have specific staining and finishing requirements.

All Big River engineered flooring is milled from managed regrowth and plantation forest hardwoods. Big River hardwood is Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) certified.

Big River’s prefinished engineered flooring also comes with a lifetime warranty against warping, buckling or bond failure.