Wood Flooring

We are experienced in installing all types of wood flooring from traditional parquet to more modern engineered boards & solid wood.

Below are some images of floors we have installed & more can be seen on the gallery. Please call us for advice & samples & pricing.

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Choosing the right grading

AB Select/Nature Grade

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Planks are selected to give grain and colour variation. There can be a small amount of light sapwood around the edge of the board. Small sound knots and smaller filled knots also add to the natural effect.

ABC Mixed Grade

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Popular in species such as walnut. This grade displays more variation in grain and colour with larger sound & filled knots with more sapwood well distributed. Small filled cracks and dark streaks are also apparent.

CD Rustic Grade

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More economical timber selection allows for more grain and colour variation with large sound knots and more filled knots well distributed. Small filled cracks and dark streaks are also apparent.

Choosing the right finish

Lacquer

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The top layer is spray coated with five primer coats and at least two top coats of Treffert aluminium oxide lacquer which is UV cured. The finish can range from matt to gloss. The result is a smooth hard wearing and low maintenance surface which enhances the natural grain and beauty of the wood.

Care: Avoid scratches by minimizing surface dust and grit. Install matting and sweep/ vacuum regularly. Furniture should be protected with felt pads.

Note: A spray lacquer cleaner is recommended to avoid using too much water.

Natural Oil

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Up to four coats of natural WOCA oil are applied by rollers, each coat is buffed into the top layer permeating the grain and adding a matt sheen to the surface which is then left to cure. This finish is the most natural of any, creating a deep lustre whilst maintaining a tactile surface.

Care: Keep the surface free from dust and grit and protect furniture with pads. Clean and condition the floor with natural oil soap to prolong its life between re-oiling.

Note: Natural oiled floors can benefit from a coat of maintenance oil on installation and should be maintained in the same way periodically.

UV Oil

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Up to four coats of natural WOCA oil are applied by rollers and buffed into the top layer permeating the grain. Each coat is cured under ultra-violet light creating a slight satin sheen on the surface. This finish combines the natural lustre of the oil with a tougher surface finish.

Care: Keep the surface free from dust and grit and protect furniture with pads. Clean and condition the floor with natural oil soap to prolong its life between re-oiling.

Note: UV oiled floors will not need a coat of oil on installation but should be treated with maintenance oil periodically depending on usage.

Choosing the right surface

Brushed

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A steel brush removes the soft grain from the surface layer creating a textured surface which enhances the beauty of the natural grain. Brushing is often used with satined products.

Hand Scraped

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This process can only be done well by experienced craftsmen using traditional hand tools to scrape out the soft grain whilst expertly following the woods natural contours. The result is an undulating smooth surface.

Distressed

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To create this effect various methods are used to give the wood an aged well used appearance also that of a board milled using rudimentary rustic tools. The skill is in making the distressing look natural.

Stained

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Stain is applied by rollers and buffed in to penetrate the top surface of the board and then sealed with either oil or lacquer creating some stand out floors.

Smoked

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Timber is stored in drying rooms filled with ammonia vapour or‚ Smoke for up to 3 days until the wood colour darkens. This means that the floor keeps its rich colour even after refinishing.