Swinard Wooden Floors is Canterbury owned and works throughout the South Island. We are involved in every aspect of a flooring project, from meeting with the client to the finishing details. Our company assures the highest level of workmanship and customer service. We take great pride in the quality of our materials.

Solid Wooden Floors

An individualised floor – choose from a wide variety of timber species and board widths, which can be left natural or stained before your personal choice of coating, either waterborne polyurethane or hardwax oil, is applied on site.

Engineered Wooden Floors

With a 4mm thick hardwood layer of your timber choice, these 100% wood boards are constructed with multi-layers of ply beneath and coated with polyurethane or oil in the factory. They click together and come in a wide range of timber species, colours, and finishes.

Sanding, Coating and Finishing

We offer a full range of sanding, staining, coating and finishing options for both new and existing timber floors. Restoring and re-coating an old floor can bring it back to life.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our team specialises in installing, coating and finishing timber floors only.
  • You can discuss your flooring options with experienced timber flooring experts, who will then draw up an all-inclusive quote for you.
  • Our staff are qualified, skilled craftsmen, who have been with us for many years.
  • We know the strengths and weaknesses of the different timbers and how this natural and complex material should be handled.
  • By using top of the range products from reliable suppliers, we can ensure that your timber has been machined to the high level required for timber flooring and that the coating is of the best quality.
  • The end result is a reliably installed wooden floor.
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Swinard Wooden Floors are Environmentally Aware

The installation of sustainably sourced hardwood flooring was an important belief held by our founder, Geoff Swinard, and we have continued with this principle.


We aim to obtain all our timber from ecologically managed forests and our preferred suppliers have sustainability certification. For timbers to be sustainable a tree must be planted for every one that is harvested and the forest must maintain its ecological integrity.


The most commonly used and universally recognised sustainability accreditation scheme in the world is the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). It is an international non-profit organisation which endeavours to promote responsible management of the world’s forests and find solutions to the problems created by bad forestry practices.


Products have to go through the FSC Chain of Custody. Buying a flooring product bearing the FSC logo means it has been legally harvested from a responsibly managed forest; that the rights of the indigenous communities and forest workers were respected; that the local biodiversity and endangered wildlife habitats were unharmed and that ecologically-friendly practices were employed throughout its production, manufacture and distribution. This ensures responsible management from raw material to the finished product.


We like to ensure we do not contribute to global deforestation and that we also help to maintain New Zealand’s native forest landscape for future generations. For example, by encouraging the use of recycled timber, such as Rimu purchased from reputable demolition yards, we are not only recycling but up-cycling as the timber is re-milled and enhanced by our beautiful coatings. Bamboo is also a great renewable flooring option. Good quality bamboo is not only stable and hard wearing but comes in a wide variety of colours. Bamboo grows to full maturity in just five years, as opposed to the 30-50 years of hardwoods.

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