As beautiful as they are practical, wooden floors have long been a popular choice for introducing a timeless character, warmth and texture to your home.
An incredibly versatile finish for any room, wood flooring is adaptable to a broad range of interiors and increasingly the favoured choice for bringing the inherent beauty of this natural material into our homes. So why is wood best? And do you get the best?
Why choose a wood floor?
Wood flooring is a sustainable, eco-conscious choice for your home, providing it is responsibly sourced. Carefully selected for its quality and finish, all the wooden flooring we supply and fit is made in the UK.
All our flooring timber is also FSC® or PEFC® certified; both organisations promote the dedicated management of the world’s forests to ensure their ongoing future. Each operates using the three pillars of sustainability: sustainable forest management creates outcomes that are socially just, ecologically sound and economically viable.
Alongside this, the oil coating we use to treat our wooden flooring, made from modified plant-based oil, is also completely environmentally-friendly, without any VOCs or solvents; the first and only oil in the world to claim these benefits.
We source our oak and walnut wood flooring (both highly regarded for their stability and beautiful finish) from old-growth logs selected for their grain structure and colour; every board’s unique grain pattern documents the tree’s growth bringing an individual character to every floor laid.
We can lay pre-finished boards in a variety of styles – straight planks, parquet (both herringbone and chevron), panels and squares to bring your space to life.
Parquet flooring brings pattern and depth to a room. Herringbone parquet planks of wood are cut in perfect rectangles and placed in a staggered zig-zag pattern, so the end of one plank meets the side of another. While with chevron styling, the wood pieces are cut at an angle and are fitted together to form a true point, creating the effect of a repeating ‘V’. Alternatively, simple, straight planks can serve to visually broaden and open up the space.
Engineered to last.
Engineered wood flooring combines multiple layers of timber with a solid wood veneer. It is a particularly tree-friendly choice because it uses less of the slow-growth hardwoods.
Engineered wood flooring is no different to solid wood flooring on the surface and can be sanded back and re-finished. It was created to be more stable than solid wood, which changes shape with fluctuations in relative humidity and temperature.
Designed to allow for wood expansion, engineered wood is compatible with underfloor heating systems and boasts a high moisture tolerance level, its construction adding dimensional stability and strength.
Where do you start..?
Consider the bigger picture.
Flooring literally grounds a space, providing an anchor to work from. The style and finish can help set the tone for a room – keep it clean, light and bright with a contemporary aesthetic, embrace a rustic charm with honey tones and distressed finishes or introduce a statement finish with darker hues.
Take time to narrow down your preferences in the broader context of your interiors, furniture and homewares to ensure you create a balanced scheme and space.
Invest wisely. The beauty of a wood floor is that it is made to last and can be easily renovated, so it makes sense to work with the best you can.
Talk to the experts.
Our team will work with you throughout the entire process to make sure your new wooden floor blends effortlessly with the character of your home.
We understand what works well in different spaces and can offer design and technical advice to help you choose the right wood flooring for your space.
In-house fitting comes as standard to help make the process more straightforward, as we supply and fit your flooring in one easy step. And, once fitted, we stick with you and are always on hand to answer any queries you might have, be it aftercare or ongoing maintenance.
We have a wide range of samples in a variety of sizes available to help you decide and bring your options to life.
Viewing images online can’t be relied upon to make those all-important decisions about finish and tone. Even embracing twenty-first-century technology, an image on a screen will never be able to show you the true texture, finish and inherent, natural character of the wood.
Samples also give you the freedom to explore styles and finished you may have otherwise overlooked, developing your scheme, and helping ensure your wood floor becomes a carefully considered asset to the space.