Looking after your timber floors

Looking after your Timber Floors

Looking after your timber floors.

Do you know that if you have timber floors you need to ensure that you have adequate ventilation?

Adequate ventilation is important for all flooring in your home.

What is your subfloor ventilation like?

If you don’t know – get a free assessment from us and below are some of the reasons you need to arrange this today.

Termite management

Termites love damp dark areas of your home to get into your timber and build their own home.

According to timber.net.au – Sub-floor ventilation is often a forgotten part of termite management. The BCA (Vol. 2) requires the sub-floor between a suspended floor and the ground to be ventilated. This minimises sub-floor moisture, which helps to prevent timber decay, and creates an environment that discourages termite attack. To be effective, acceptable sub-floor construction must:

  • Be free of building debris and vegetation
  • Provide cross ventilation,
  • Contain no dead air spaces
  • Be graded to prevent ponding and be above the external ground level
  • Have evenly spaced openings

Moisture Management

When you have proper subfloor ventilation you can eliminate the build up of damp, mould and fungi under your home.

Why this is so important

  • Air quality improved for the home to help anyone with respiratory issues
  • Moisture can damage your floors from beneath
  • Moisture will lead to mould inside the home
  • Moisture may buckle your timber or cause it to lift up
  • Inadequate ventilation will lead to musty odours in your home
  • Ultimately moisture leads to decay
  • Your walls, foundation and more will be damaged without adequate ventilation of your subfloor


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The benefits of ensuring that you have adequate subfloor ventilation are obvious.

The Solution

One solution is subfloor ventilation fans – This system is designed to exhaust damp trapped air from the sub floor and introduce fresh air in. This is through existing or new passive vents. Now the source of the moisture is cut off from being evaporated through timber floors and into the property. Ultimately this helps with mould and mildew issues and protects your timber floors. Xchange air also has a second solution, Positive Input Ventilation, which can be used in conjunction with, or alternatively to, subfloor ventilation fans.

Contact Xchange Air today for your Free no obligation assessment of your home.

  • Jenny palmer
    Posted at 03:31h, 21 January

    Very interesting. I have full wood flooring. Wonder if the same applies

    • xchange air
      Posted at 02:42h, 27 January

      Hi Jenny,

      Yes full wood and or parquetry flooring are both the same when it comes to moisture effecting them if they are suspended over a damp sub floor area that is not ventilated properly.

      if you are in Sydney Metro we can offer you a FREE in Home assessment.


      Martin Haley

  • Ray Lafferty
    Posted at 10:33h, 24 January

    I just bought a house in qld, and would be interested in more info, as the pest and build inspection did mention subfloor required more ventilation.
    Can you assist with my enquiry?

    Also, can you NOT sell my details to spam marketers.
    Too many times I find companies pass my details to 3rd parties, and my email account gets choked up with stuff I don’t need or want

    • xchange air
      Posted at 02:37h, 27 January

      Hi Ray,

      We can supply you products that you can install yourself or you can get an electrician to install as we don’t have an installation provider in Queensland at the current stage.

      Can you send me a House plan with dimensions and some photos of the outside and underneath ground levels, the sales brochure will do or the address if its still on realestate.com

      to [email protected]


      Martin Haley