- Timber Grades
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- Care & Maintenance
- Acoustic Reports
- Store Availability
|Board Size (W x L)
|Boards per pack
|Grade & Colour Variation
|Multilayer Ply Core
|Raft Size (W x L)
|Floating 8m x 12m |
Direct Stick 10m x 20m
|Floating & Direct Stick
|Perimeter Gap & Coverage
|9mm – 9mm
|Floor Level over 2mm
|Direct UV & Heat Protection Standards
|Under Floor Heating
|Climate & Environment Control
|Temp 18°C – 27°C / RH 40%-60%
|7 layer UV-Cured lacquer
A Grade (Select)
Typically, A grade or Select grade has few, if any knots, and these will be of minimal size. There will also be a minimal amount of Sapwood defects and filler, if any at all. Where filler is used its colour is carefully selected to complement the wood rather than to match it exactly, and the colour of the filler may vary from batch to batch. There will be a relatively small amount of colour variation in the timber itself.
B Grade (Premium)
B Grade will have a mix of A grade or Select grade boards with planks that have more knots. Slightly larger knots are allowed in this grade. Heartwood and colour variation in the timber should be expected and may consist of some checks (cracks across the growth rings), Sapwood and filler. The colour of the filler selected to complement the exotic timbers wood rather than to match it exactly and it may vary from batch to batch.
Sapwood is the living part of the tree through which water and sap flow. It tends to be lighter in colour than the Heartwood. Certain fuming, smoking and colouring processes emphasise it since it doesn't react to these treatments to the same degree. By definition, Sapwood contains more moisture, however, this is no cause for concern since all Clever Choice timber has been carefully dried and its stability is ensured when supplied in an engineered form.
Knots and Fillers
A knot is either the base of a side branch or a dormant bud around which the grain flows. A knot is sometimes replaced by filler and this may be of various colours: white, grey, brown and black are shown here.
Premium Grade Blend
Premium Grade Blend is a blend of Select & Premium grade boards. This consists of Heartwood (there will be slight natural colour variation) and Sapwood. Featuring nice swirling grain features with deep grain characteristics. The colour of filler, if any, is carefully selected to compliment the knots to blend in nicely.
What to Expect from Clever Choice Exotic Timbers Flooring Grades:
Exotic Timbers flooring is sourced from managed forests from around the world. We use the finest machining techniques to utilise the majority of the tree to avoid wastage. We show what is likely to be the ‘worst case’ in terms of knot size and many individual planks will fall well within this. But please remember that, since they are usually selected by eye, there is always scope for an occasional board to fall outside of these parameters. Part of the beauty of wood is that each and every plank is unique, so our criteria is merely a guide, given in good faith and to the best of our knowledge.
Exotic Timbers Collection
Download all our Exotic Timbers product test reports, Material Safety Data Sheet, and other relevant documentation.
For the Long Term Performance of your Floors
Read all about how you can care and maintain your floors, by clicking on the links below.
Click on the link below to view and download the Noise Impact Test Report.
About the Test Reports and Disclaimer
Clever Choice Underlays have been tested by Koikas Acoustics Pty Ltd. The purpose of undertaking these impact noise tests was to quantify the acoustic performance of the flooring systems with selected floor coverings in conjunction with the sub-base being
concrete with suspending ceiling. The acoustic ratings provided in this report are indicative and for comparative purposes only.
Tests were conducted in a residential apartment building located in Macquarie Park, NSW. We were advised that the ceiling/floor system between the residential units is constructed with the following materials:
- Approximately 200mm thick concrete slab
- 80-100mm suspended ceiling cavity, and
- 13mm thick plasterboard ceiling
Test results were compared to the acoustic requirements of Part F5 of BCA (Building Codes of Australia), the standards prescribed by the Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants (AAAC) and City of Sydney Council’s DCP 2012 requirements. All measurements were carried out following the guidelines and procedures outlined in AS/NZS ISO 140.7:2006 “Field measurements of impact sound insulation of floors” with the rating determined as per AS ISO 717.2-2004 “Rating of sound insulation in buildings and of building
Selecting the right Underlay for your purpose is of great importance, it is just as relevant to understand how sound and vibrations travel. Underlay is not the sole determining factor for achieving ultimate acoustic ratings and reduction in transmission of noise.
Acoustic ratings will vary depending on the testing environment/conditions including, materials/structures of the existing ceiling/floor system, room volume, internal layout and workmanship. Even with the same testing environment, acoustic ratings can vary from room to room and so buildings to buildings as no two buildings are identical.
Information gathered and provided by Paxwood Pty Ltd t/a Clever Choice Design Floors is given in good faith as a suggested guide in specifying Clever Choice Underlays, no guarantee or warranty is expressed or implied. No liability is accepted for any loss or damage, direct or indirect that may result from using the information and/or suggestions as actual conditions for use that are beyond our
Any circumstances not covered by our test reports, brochure, or information presented across our website www.cleverchoice.com.au should be referred to Paxwood Pty Ltd t/a Clever Choice Design Floors for any particular attention required.
Whilst all care is taken to ensure accuracy of information provided and displayed, Paxwood Pty Ltd t/a Clever Choice Design Floors cannot guarantee that photos, images, or information displayed is correct and recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to the use of photos and images. Information is provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied.
Discover more about Exotic Timbers Species
Timeless – Timbers are timeless. They take on a character of their own with all their natural features and patterns formed over many years.
Stability and Durability – Timber products have evolved to engineered flooring for a more stable, reliable, and easy to maintain hardwood floor.
Environmental responsibility – Timbers are biodegradable, renewable and stores carbon. Timbers are sustainably sourced throughout Australia.
Design Choice – Each piece is remarkably unique therefore creating a masterpiece on your floor. Chosen for the impressive feeling of grandeur and added value to the home.
Availability – Timbers are readily available in different sizes to suit all living spaces.
Peace of Mind – Your flooring investment is secure with solid structural and finish warranties. Refer to our product and warranty guides.