Karri Classic Flooring - Auswest Timbers

Karri Classic Flooring

Karri is a high density and extremely hardwearing hardwood, which ranges in colours from dark pink to deep reddish browns. With an even texture and interlocking grain, Karri reflects light to give great lustre and depth to its appearance, while highlighting the natural characteristics.

A Karri Classic Floor is the perfect choice to complement any interior space and will provide
many years of lasting beauty. The colour range of Karri Classic Flooring complements iron and steel, and works well alongside granite and glass, making it ideal for both classic and contemporary interiors. A hardwearing Karri Classic Floor is sure to remain a centrepiece in your home for generations.

A suitable coating can be applied to enhance the grain and protect the floor, making it easier to

Karri Classic Flooring will not collect dust or conceal dirt, making it a natural choice for asthma and hay fever sufferers.

Technical Information

  • DownloadKarri Flooring Specification – English
  • DownloadKarri Flooring Specification – Chinese

The Sustainable Resource

Auswest Timbers is supplied with logs harvested and sourced from sustainably managed forests
by the Western Australian Government’s agency, the Forest Products Commission.

The Forest Products Commission has implemented an environmental management system that has
been certified as complying with the requirements of the international standard AS/NZS ISO 14001
and in January 2009 achieved certification to the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS).

For more information about the AFS, please visit

To further assure our customers that all timber supplied from grower to manufacturer is sustainably
managed, Auswest Timbers achieved Chain of Custody certification in April 2009.

Storage Installation and Care

Auswest Timbers Karri Classic Flooring is wrapped in plastic to protect against moisture damage during transport and storage. Karri Classic Flooring is a natural product that expands and contracts with seasonal changes. As timber can be affected by the moisture content of the air, it is important to acclimatise your floor to the local climate prior to installation.

The plastic wrapping should be removed and each board should be exposed to the air conditions
in the environment in which it will be installed. The time taken for the flooring to acclimatise
varies, but Auswest Timbers recommends that it should be acclimatised for at least two weeks before installation.

Adequate sub-floor ventilation is essential for the successful performance of a solid hardwood floor. If humidity remains high beneath the floor, the boards will absorb the moisture and expand. Excessive humidity in the under-floor area may be caused by a lack of sufficient cross-ventilation or from damp soil conditions arising from inadequate drainage. These conditions lead to swelling of the flooring and can lead to an eventual decay. This can create an unhealthy mustiness within the house, so it is very important to ensure adequate sub-floor ventilation to reduce expansion and cupping of hardwood floors.

It is recommended that hardwood floors be laid by a professional with knowledge and experience in all aspects of hardwood flooring installation, sanding and polishing.

Once the floor has been laid, a number of changes in the climate may occur and determine the degree of movement of the Karri Classic Flooring. These include large expanses of glass, fireplaces, fridges, air conditioners and any appliances that vent warm air. If you wish to minimise movement, you must minimise the changes in the climatic conditions that occur.

You must also avoid exposure of the Karri Classic Floor to direct sunlight, heat or excessive moisture (such as excessive wet mopping).