Rimu Floor Restoration

It was great to restore and renovate this original Rimu floor in a traditional Christchurch home.
Working in the lounge area, the whole floor was replaced matching original wood from the room with new sections to ‘patch’ any damage. We were delighted with the end polished result of matching ‘old with new’ in a seamless finish that looks stunning.
The skirting was also patched to restore the floor and finish back to it’s original standard. Alex seen here putting in the man-hours to give the final result.

Rimu Floor Restoration

Rimu Floor Restoration

About Rimu Wood

Rimu is one of the most popular of our native timbers. Because it was used extensively in older character homes as both a structural and finishing timber, it is probably New Zealand’s best known native species.

Rimu has been proven as a remarkably versatile and exceptionally beautiful timber.

Sustainability of supply

All New Zealand indigenous timbers are now sourced from privately owned forests.

These forests are required to be managed to exacting standards under detailed long-term sustainable management plans.

Every forest managed for timber on a sustainable basis has its own individual Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry approved Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Plan or SFM Permit.

All plans and permits are approved and registered under the relevant sustainable forest management provisions of New Zealand law, being Part 3A of the Forests Act 1949 (amended in 1993 to bring an end to unsustainable harvesting and clear felling of indigenous forest) and the Resource Management Act 1991.

Rimu is a common species in New Zealand. It grows in nearly every major indigenous forested area, where it is often the most dominant or co-dominant species, with the exception of beech forests.