All the latest from the Market Timbers blog!

Redshank Beach House using our MD Facade!

“The building is an extraordinary structure, like other extraordinary structures on this part of the Essex coast, which hovers over the reclaimed marshland. It is a small, beautifully detailed and conceived house that has dealt with the considerable challenges... read more

Interesting Facts About Cork

Interesting Facts About Cork What is the world cork production? The world cork production is 340 000 tonnes per year, 55% of which is from Portugal. Is cork an endangered natural resource? No. The harvest of cork is a controlled process and does not require the cork... read more

Our New Showroom’s Progress

Our new showroom is on the way! We have some exciting news to share! Market Timbers is currently building a new showroom on our site, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! One of the things we often hear from our customers is that they like to look at... read more

Product Innovation

Product Innovation Market Timbers has supplied boutique timber flooring to Melbourne and Australia since 1947 – but did you know that we also supply other materials that are sure to impress homeowners, builders, architects and designers alike! We have moved... read more

BauBuche – Unique & Innovative

BauBuche European Laminated Beech – Stocked by Market Timbers   BauBuche is an LVL product (laminated veneer lumber) made from European Beech. Unlike Australian softwood LVLs, BauBuche is made from hardwood, giving it some of the highest structural... read more

Custom Benchtops

Custom Benchtops by Market Timbers   As well as boutique European timber flooring, solid timber flooring and timber supplies, Market Timbers also produces custom timber benchtops in all manner of sizes, thicknesses, lamination widths and finishes. We love to work... read more

Our Wide Board Look

Long and wide boards – how we achieve the classic look! Long and wide boards have long been considered the crème de la crème of timber flooring. They provide an amazing aesthetic which can easily be the most eye catching part of any project. Achieving this level... read more

Cork Flooring Event

Cork Flooring Installation Training Events! Exciting news, Market Timbers are holding free cork flooring installation training events in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne! Despite the increasing popularity for cork flooring amongst architects and home owners, we’ve... read more

Board Distortions

Permissible Limits for Bow, Spring, Twist & Cup The nature of timber as a hygroscopic product (absorbs moisture from the air) means that distortions in boards is an inevitability. Managing and minimizing these distortions requires an understanding of what... read more

Cork in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Cork Flooring in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Interview with architect Jordi Bonet i Armengol In perfect harmony with Gaudí’s philosophy, cork won over Jordi Bonet i Armengol, the architect in charge of the construction of the Sagrada Família, who told us about the... read more

Timber in Bushfire Prone Areas

Timber in Bushfire Prone Areas Australia has a long history of bushfires that spreads back far into our pre-colonial history. They have become well entrenched in the Australian psyche with the ‘Bushfire Season’ becoming synonymous with the hot northerlies... read more

6 Reasons To Love Timber Flooring

6 Reasons To Love Timber Flooring Advantages of Timber Flooring Choosing the best flooring material for your home is a major decision not to be taken lightly. You’ll need to consider your budget, the overall aesthetic of your home, the installation procedure and the... read more

The Benefits Of Cork Flooring

CORK flooring is a unique material that has a host of benefits other than being beautiful. The retro appeal of cork floors has seen a recent spike in popularity, and rightly so. It is definitely a material to consider, so read on to look at some of the benefits of... read more