Big River introduces Tasmanian Oak to its prefinished engineered Australian hardwood flooring range

Posted on August 12, 2016

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Timber is known for its warmth, unique character and stunning beauty and is an ideal choice when it comes to flooring options. Important factors such as lifestyle, furnishings, wear, cost and appearance all need to be considered when choosing the type of timber most suitable. Offering character and individual richness, Big River has just introduced Tasmanian Oak into its prefinished Australian hardwood engineered flooring range, providing additional flooring options for residential and commercial applications.

Tasmanian Oak
Tasmanian Oak

Big River’s engineered flooring has established a reputation for being ‘Australia’s most stable floor,’ and is the only engineered flooring still manufactured in Australia today. Beneath a thick top layer of Australian hardwood is an engineered eucalyptus plywood core. The hardwood eucalyptus core means that optimum stability is guaranteed between the floorboards with reduced risk of bending and cupping.

Big River’s pre-finished engineered flooring comes with a lifetime warranty against warping, buckling or bond failure and a 20 year limited warranty for the finish against wear-through under normal residential usage.

Ranging in tone from pale straw through to a richer mid brown, Tasmania Oak is a popular Australian species and is the preferred hardwood for a full range of applications including flooring.

Big River worked with its Australian logging resources to source and provide expertise in working with this new species. Tasmanian Oak is an addition to Big River’s Engineered Hardwood Flooring options and offers a blonde hardwood to the range alongside the five existing timber species;
Australian Chestnut, Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Sydney Blue Gum and Brushbox.

Australian Chestnut flooring
Australian Chestnut

Blackbutt flooring

Spotted gum flooring
Spotted Gum

Sydney Blue gum flooring
Sydney Blue Gum

Brushbox flooring

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


Tasmanian Oak  timber flooringDean Henderson, General Manager Sales & Marketing Big River Group, believes the new product addition will be supported and recognised as an attractive solution for builders, architects and homeowners. “As long standing timber experts, Big River products are known in the marketplace for quality, strength and ecological values. This new sustainably forested Hardwood plywood gives strength and dimensional stability requiring no acclimatisation, prior to installation which many other brands require,” he said. “Australia is well known for producing some of the most attractive timbers in the world and we are pleased to be able to offer a timber flooring product which is easy to install, easy to maintain with all the benefits that come with using a real Australian timber.”

This new unique hardwood has a 4mm face veneer that can be re-sanded if required years after installation, each board is 15mm thick and a prestigious 133mm wide, and are 2200mm in length, being the longest boards available in the Australian market. The new generation Tasmanian Oak flooring has a water-based matte coating, offering durability, less maintenance, as well as ease of installation requiring no buffing and can be walked on straight after installation.

Tasmanian Oak FlooringBig River Engineered Australian Hardwood Flooring allows for fast, simple and economical installation through its simple tongue and groove connecting system. The boards can be installed on virtually any flat surface including concrete, tiles and existing timber floors.

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 Tasmanian Oak prefinished Australian hardwood engineered flooring is available through Harvey Norman Flooring stores and Big River Group flooring resellers.

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About Big River

Big River Group manufactures and distributes timber and steel formwork products, timber flooring, structural plywood and related timber products and distributes a broad range of other building products, primarily to the commercial and residential, non?residential and infrastructure construction market segments.
The Company has a network of 10 sales and distribution centres across Australia and sources its products from both its own manufacturing facilities and also many Australian and international manufacturers of building products.
The Company owns and operates manufacturing facilities at Grafton and Wagga Wagga in NSW.