Why Us



Floors By Powell is a top provider of quality flooring solutions. Our customers can count on a professional job from our expert flooring craftsmen, and courteous service from our knowledgeable staff. So whether you’re looking for installation, maintenance or repair services, look no further than the flooring experts at Floors By Powell.

Why choose us?

  • We are members of the Master Builders Association, which is an acknowledgement of the quality of our work and level of service provided to our customers
  • We are winners of the Master Builders Association’s ‘Excellence in Building’ award for 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • We are an independent company able to offer a first-class service to our clients based on a detailed knowledge of our industry and over 60 years of experience
  • We work closely with each of our customers to recommend the best possible flooring solution
  • Our business prides itself on innovation, bringing our customers the latest flooring solutions first
  • We offer flexible servicing arrangements where appropriate
  • Our flooring experts are fully trained, professional and courteous


Mount Stromlo Observatory 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.

In keeping with the original character of this historical building, the architects chose 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 Pyrmont 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 keen 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 while providing a distinctive difference.

To find out more about the services available at Floors By Powell, or for a free quote, call our flooring experts today on  (02) 6280 8183 .

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