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!

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