Martin Lane

Martin is the owner/manager of TouchWood Flooring. He opened his first flooring shop in 2005 on the Northern Beaches and has just recently purchased, in October 2010, the current showroom in Dee Why. This shows his regular customers and suppliers his stability in the flooring industry.

Martin has come from a trade, boat building and construction background. After years of working for major timber companies like Gunns Timber Limited and Sydney Flooring, Martin decided to build and grow his own timber flooring business.

Martin’s keen community support in Surf Life Saving at Bilgola Beach goes back to 1992 and is still a strong long standing member and active patrol captain.

Martin's wife and 2 children are very supportive of the hard work he puts into the flooring business.

Darren Wells

Darren has been a contractor to TouchWood Flooring since 2005.

Darren and Martin met in 1998 at Wood Floor Solutions where they both worked in the supply and install, sanding and finishing of timber flooring.
Darren has come from a carpentry background and has 14 years experience behind him in all aspects of carpentry before specialising in the timber flooring industry.

There is no problem that Darren cannot find a solution to, whether the sub-floor needs levelling or there is a tricky set of stairs that needs flooring on them.

Darren enjoys his weekends with his growing family as well as spending time riding quad and motor bikes.

Nick Penn

Nick is doing his carpentry apprenticeship with TouchWood Flooring.

He had a keen interest in timber at school and enjoys identifying the different timber species.

Our master flooring carpenter, Darren, is enjoying teaching Nick all the in's and out’s of producing a quality installed timber floor.

Nick’s other interest is the farm and most weekends he is off to help with farm duties in beautiful Gloucester.

Oswarldo (Ossie)

Oswarldo is TouchWood Flooring’s timber floor sander and finisher.

Martin found Oswarldo about 4 years ago and has never looked back. The quality of his sanding and finishing is outstanding.

Oswarldo has quality dust free sanding machines and only uses high quality products.

He enjoys his family time and weekend bbqs.



Touchwood Flooring are timber flooring specialists and install beautiful timber floors across Sydney. We focus mainly on the northern suburbs, north shore and northern beaches of Sydney but will do installations in the eastern suburbs and greater Sydney area. Some of our installations are in these suburbs:

Palm Beach, Clareville, Avalon, Newport, Warriewood, Narrabeen, Ingleside, Terry Hills, Belrose, Davidson, Forestville, Frenchs Forest, Collaroy, Dee Why, Brookvale, Manly, Mosman, Neutral Bay, Pymble, Gordon, St. Ives, Paddington, Bondi, Bronte, Clovelly.