Help! I need to match my solid Australian Cypress floor...
Customer: "I'm trying to match my existing PRE-finished SOLID Australian Cypress floor, BUT my previous supplier doesn't carry it anymore!"
People who have bought Australian Cypress flooring from e.g. Lumber Liquidators' Bellawood or other suppliers find themselves stranded when it is no longer available from their former supplier but they need more for their ongoing project.
Customer: "Will your Australian Cypress pre-finished solid flooring MATCH my existing floor EXACTLY? "
IMPORTANT: Our has always been an independent product manufactured by our own mill with a SATIN FINISH, so see "THREE ANSWERS" below. We have NEVER stocked Bellawood and we've never produced ultra shiny, high gloss flooring. However, if you had Lumber Liquidators' Bellawood, they always did either a very glossy finish or a matte finish so if you have theirs, or Australian Cypress floors from some other supplier, the best way to determine if ours will suit your project is to order samples.
1) If your existing solid floor has a satin finish, great, because our PRE-finished flooring does, too, so it should match.
If you are trying to match Engineered flooring, be aware that ours has a matte finish.
2) For a perfect match to an existing high gloss or matte finish solid floor like Bellawood's or others, the best path is to buy our UNfinished flooring then sand and finish both your existing floor AND the new UNfinished flooring. Although it will involve the additional cost of sanding and finishing your entire floor, existing and new, that will give you a beautifully matched and uniform result. If you do this, you will find no visible difference except that ours is milled very smooth, ready for sanding and finishing. The benefit of this choice is also that the finish you choose to have your installer apply can be matched to any other flooring you already have.
3) If your existing flooring has/had a high gloss finish, like e.g. Bellawood Australian Cypress flooring, ours would likely tie-in well IF normal wear and tear has caused a patina that has reduced the glare of your previous supplier's gloss finish, OR if the two products are separated by e.g. a tiled or carpeted area. If you are fine with that or with putting our Satin finished flooring near your existing Australian Cypress floor from other suppliers or Bellawood, that's great, too.
ONE OF THE NUTTY THINGS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TOLD
"Supply is limited" is absolute nonsense!!!
Some people have been told by their former supplier that they aren't carrying Australian Cypress flooring because of limited supply of Australian Cypress altogether. That's absolute nonsense!! 😁!
LET ME GUESS: The person who told you that then suggested some other hardwood flooring altogether, right? It's a classic ploy. (It's also why flooring companies that haven't stocked a particular flooring species for years still leave it on their website, so they can redirect you to a different hardwood flooring that they then try to sell you.
That said, it is true that, during recent times, there have been ocean freight delays that have slowed down the arrival of our Australian Cypress flooring into the U.S.
Let's get a few things straight.
We have our own independent Australian Cypress supply, relying entirely on our own raw material, sourced as shown on the map on this page. We've NEVER had a relationship with Lumber Liquidators/ Bellawood or their former Australia-side supplier. That particular supplier stopped exporting into the U.S. several years ago. In contrast, we always sourced our Australian Cypress from a totally different forest. Their supplier was based across the border in a totally different state from where we get our Australian Cypress. Same species, same wood, different forest, and different forestry permissions.
Read our ORDER MINIMUMS
Quality Wood and Specialized Process
We supply only Select Tight Knot (STK) export quality Australian Cypress in the U.S. This is the highest quality you can get anywhere, here or in Australia. We’ve never carried "seconds" or "cabin" grade or any other such marketing ploys used by quite a number of other companies in the U.S. market.
We also think our flooring is superior because we use a different mill and finishing company. To start with, our Australian Cypress that is destined to become PRE-finished flooring is meticulously dried BEFORE finishing, and our finishing process has a couple of extra steps that others out there don’t do in their finishing process, so that the final result of our pre-finished flooring is a lovely smooth surface. Beautiful 💎 👑.
We've specialized in Australian Cypress for over 40 years and we know what we are doing. It isn’t just one of hundreds of types of wood for us. We're Aussies and we actually care about it. You also get a wealth of knowledge and expertise when you buy Australian Cypress flooring from us.
These additional links to pages on this web site will also help you:
Quality and species info