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Old 07-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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This is the timber flooring in the sunroom and, as far as I know, it is also the same under the carpet in the bedrooms and hallway of the 'old' section. The 'new' added on part of the house has vinyl and carpet which I want to replace with timber flooring.
Any idea what type of wood this is? (And I am in Australia )

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Hard to tell since I don't know what is common down under. It has lots of knots suggesting it is from a softer, faster growing conifer rather than a hardwood species of tree. Hopefully someone nearer you will chime in.

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My bet would be Murray Pine or what American's call Australian Cypress. It was very popular in post WWII bungalows.

http://www.timber.net.au/index.php/species.html

I have a farm house in the Southern Highlands with Murray Pine floors.

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Great link!
Thanks Goosebarry (Funny. Thats what I call my husband sometimes )
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Floor coatings have a life span, you will not be able to match the stain as the old stain has faded , and it would take as specialist supplier to have the stain matched.

I would sand the floor back to a point where the join will be in shadow, then stain and coat.

do you know if the floor coating is water based or solvent based??

and also the brand & type??

Not all brands are compatible , so this information is critical.

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Jastin I am not trying to match the stain. Obviously the floor in the pictures will be stripped back and redone.
I am trying to match the wood - as best I can.
What I want to try and do is match new timber flooring with this old stuff.
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The flooring does appear to be cypress. However, it is hard to tell for sure.
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I ran across this website. http://www.walkerbros.com.au/contact_us.htm. They appear to be near you. The family might have even built the original floor.
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I'm in Australia aswell and we have flooring in our lounge room very similar to what you have which is Cypress, which is a truly breathtaking timber floor.


Our guys did a really nice job and haven't had any problems so if you're based in the south, i can highly recommend timber flooring melbourne or "TFM" as they tend to be know as.
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Wandererone, I am not sure what it is. If you go to the link I have posted and scroll down to reply from Sigidi you can send a PM. He is a sawyer from Queensland. He should be able to help.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/i...profile;u=1340
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What I think it is cypress flooring.

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