Welcome to Floors by Powell

Floors by Powell is an award winning business that has been providing flooring solutions since 1953, and servicing the Canberra region for over a decade.

We are a top provider of quality flooring solutions. Our customers can count on a professional job from our expert flooring craftsman, and courteous service from our knowledgeable staff.


2005 MBA Awards
Winning the MBA award for Commercial Timber Floors

Commercial Sub contractor – Timber Floor

Mount Stromlo Solar Observatory

Mount Stromlo Obsevatory was established in 1924, it is Australia’s oldest, and one of the largest solar observatories.
On Saturday 18th January 2003 a raging superheated firestorm destroyed the Observatory, eliminating five telescopes, workshops, seven homes and the heritage listed administration building, only one telescope escaped the fire, the 1868, Farnham.

Our business actively participates in both domestic and commercial projects. Because each client is unique we have a diverse selection of flooring styles and services including:

  • Supply and installation of timber floors (available in a wide range of timber species and colours).
  • Supply and installation of cork floors (available in a variety of styles).
  • Sanding and coating of existing timber and cork floors.
  • Grinding, polishing and staining of concrete floors.
  • Preparation of both timber and concrete floors for the installation of floor coverings.
  • Supply of a wide range of flooring products.
  • Consultancy service available to architects, interior designers and homeowners.

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In keeping with the original character of this historical building the Architects choose a select grade Messmate for the field of the floor, accompanied by a skilful transition from ‘old’ to ‘new’ by the use of re milled turpentine, sourced from Pyremont Wharf and dried in the ACT region. These inserts represent the walls of the original building.

This extraordinary project was completed with only the finest workmanship and superior finishes.
With attention to detail, the flooring was installed over a concrete subfloor, following the fitting of a plastic membrane. Kiln-dried battens were pinned to the concrete using galvanised steel spikes, with a  structural sheet flooring installed to the battens using Bostik Ultraset and nails.
No exception was made when installing the Messmate flooring, which was secret nailed and fully adhered to the sheet flooring.  This floor was finished meticulously using Bona ‘Traffic’ – a non toxic, non yellowing water based polyurethane.
We have carefully maintained this buildings original character, whilst providing a distinctive difference.

Mt Stromlo