Wide boards deliver sought after aesthetic

Wide boards are set to gather further momentum throughout 2009 as designers see rising demand for the look in both domestic and commercial environments.

"Over the past few months we've had an increasing number of clients requesting wide boards be incorporated into their home design. This is partly due to the fact that wide boards help to open up a small living area making it appear more spacious and inviting but also because wide boards create a stylish, modern aesthetic increasingly coveted in open plan homes," says Babette Hayes, Babette Hayes Design.

Boral Timber offers three wide board sizes to help achieve this popular look. Its 108mm, 130mm and 180mm boards introduce a fresh aesthetic, creating a feeling of space and roominess which perfectly complements both contemporary and traditional design schemes.

Offering further diversity within Boral Timber's portfolio, the wide board range includes a number of popular species such as Blackbutt, Sydney Blue Gum and Red Mahogany, as well as the Mountain Range species which consist of New England Oak, Messmate, Australian Beech, Stringybark, and Flooded Gum. The species range is available in either a clean, low featured (Classic) grade, moderately featured (Australiana) grade, or a highly featured (Natural) grade.

Boral Timber's secret nailing installation process can be used with its 108mm and 130mm wide boards, preventing the visible appearance of nail heads on a floor's surface and providing stability for wider boards.

Boral Timber has achieved Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) Chain of Custody certification for its hardwood products, ensuring users of its products that they are sourced from sustainably managed and legal sources. AFS is the only forest certification that meets Australian Standard AS 4708-2007 and is dedicated to supporting good forestry practices with sustainable management.

Enquiries: Call 1800 818 317 or visit www.boraltimberflooring.com.au