Wood Floors

As you may be aware, there is a huge amount of information out there and choosing your floor can be complicated.  We pride ourselves on using, wherever possible, only timber from sustainable sources, mainly in Europe or North America and always with at least FSC accreditation.

Simply put, there are three main types of wooden floors:

Engineered Hardwood Floors:

Engineered Wood Flooring is made entirely of wood, and comprises a number of layers which are glued together, each layer in opposing directions making the board extremely stable.  Engineered wood floors are available in many thicknesses, from 10mm through to over 22mm all with a real wood wear layer of differing widths.  Most engineered floors can be re-sanded and finished several times - in the exact same way that a solid hardwood floor can be. 

These floors are normally fitted in a 'floating' style over a suitable underlay, but can also be stuck down or secret nailed.

Engineered floors are particularly suitable over Under Floor Heating.

Being engineered, the choice of widths is huge!  You can get boards as narrow as 100mm to over 450mm wide and in lengths from about 1.5m through to over 5m!

The most popular of engineered floors currently are Oak Planks that are 190mm wide x 2.4m long and 20mm thick.  Pre-Oiled finishes are also currently more popular than Pre-Lacquered finishes.

Solid Hardwood Floors:

Solid Hardwood Flooring is one piece of wood from the same tree.  It is solid from top to bottom and side to side.  Being solid means that it will normally need to be nailed or glued down, which is why it can be a bit more problematic than an engineered option.  

There are many types of solid hardwood flooring from planks through parquet blocks, to the most intricate of Versailles Panels and too many others to list!

You can choose from whatever mother nature has given us!  Oak, Walnut, Maple, Ash, Beech, Wenge, Panga Panga, Birch, Pine, Merbau, Iroko........ and many many more!

Wood Effect Laminate Floors:

Wood Effect Laminate Floors are usually a print of a piece of wood bonded onto a board made of HDF (High Density Fibreboard).  These are very hard, scratch resistant and tend to be a more cost effective option than a real wood floor.  There is a huge amount of choice with the premium brands offering planks that are extremely well manufactured and look like real wood!  If you want, you can even have your own picture reproduced and have a floor that is totally unique!

Hove Methodist Church complete new Oak flooring
Hove Methodist Church during installation
Hove Methodist Church flexible adhesive being applied
Hove Methodist Church - Completed - very proud we were too!
Engineered 20mm Nature Grade Oak - Oiled finish
Engineered 20mm Nature Grade / distressed Oak - Oiled finish
Solid Rustic Grade Oak - Oiled finish
Engineered 20mm Nature Grade Oak - Oiled finish
Walnut - Engineered, Prime Grade, oiled Finish
Engineered Oak - Sanded, Stained & Oiled
Something very special! Solid pin down Parquet - 2 & a dot style, sanded & oiled.  One of my favourite ever floors!
Another! Solid pin down Parquet - 2 & a dot style, sanded & oiled.  One of my favourite ever floors!
Fumed Oak - Oiled Finish
Engineered Black Walnut - wide board, Oiled finish
Black Walnut - Engineered, Lacquered finish
Versailles Panels! Stunning solid Oak, sanded and Oiled finish
Versaille Panel - Oak, sanded & Oiled
Oak Parquet, One of my favourite patterns too!
Oak Parquet - Nice sunlight effect!
If I won the lottery this is what I would have! Versailles Panel in Oak, sanded & oiled.  One of my favourite ever floors and customers!
Versaille Panel in solid Oak again.
Versaille Panel in solid Oak again., Now waiting for the fireplace!
Versaille Panel in solid Oak again, Still waiting for the fireplace!
Solid Oak sanded and ready to be coloured and Oiled
Engineered Oak, sanded, stained & oiled (Long Galler at Folkington Manor)
Glyndebourne Opera House Maple being delivered.
Glyndebourne Opera House Maple during installation.
Glyndebourne Opera House Maple during installation.
Glyndebourne Opera House Maple during installation.
Glyndebourne Opera House Maple during installation, taken from the balcony
Glyndebourne Opera House Maple during Sanding.
Glyndebourne Opera House, raised stage area, built to order!
Glyndebourne Opera House Maple during application of lacquer.
Glyndebourne Opera House Maple during application of lacquer.
Glyndebourne Opera House Maple steps to Balcony.
Oak in Nature grade, engineered, Oiled finish
Barcombe Community Centre - Sprun engineered Oak floor
Barcombe Community Centre - Sprun engineered Oak floor
Distressed engineered Oak.  Stuck down then Oiled
Engineered Oak 3 strip - lacquered finish