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Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood flooring and engineered oak flooring direct from the sawmill

Buying Hardwood Flooring

At Vastern Timber we sell solid oak and ash floors, as well as engineered oak flooring – to both trade and DIY.

A hardwood floor is beautiful, hardwearing and can suit almost any style of room, but there is huge amount of choice and deciding what is best for you can be a challenge. The range of prices is staggering, as are the numerous colours and coatings.

We’ll do our best to simplify the process for you and help you find a beautiful hardwood floor that matches your budget and your style.

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Solid or engineered flooring?

Oak flooring remains the most popular choice. While solid oak flooring remains hard to beat, engineered oak flooring is increasingly the floor of choice.

Solid hardwood floorboards have a charm that is hard to re-create with engineered boards. Because solid floorboards can shrink and distort a little in situ they develop a natural authenticity that is unique to real solid hardwood. The installing, sanding and sealing of a hardwood floor is a relatively skilled job and does require a reasonable level of expertise and the use of sanding machines.

If you are laying your floor over under-floor heating, or you would prefer your floor boards to have a precise fit with little potential for gaps to open up between boards we offer a range of European made engineered oak flooring.

Choosing an engineered floor also gives you the option to have a pre-finished floor and a wide array of options. Engineered boards are easier to lay than solid boards and require very little sanding. In the case of pre-finished boards, no sanding at all is required after installation.

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Hardwood flooring specification

We supply our solid hardwood floor boards at 20mm thick and in random lengths. Most of our floors are supplied in a traditional mixed width format. This allows us to use as much of the tree as possible and keeps the flooring looking authentic.

Our solid boards have a tongue and groove (T&G) joint running down the long edges but not on the ends. The ends of the boards will require trimming perfectly square before fitting. For suspended floors the ends of the solid boards must be supported by the joists.

Our range of engineered flooring is produced from European oak on high quality birch ply and is available in both 15mm and 20mm thick boards and a range of set widths. We offer unfinished as well as pre-finished engineered flooring options and a choice of grades ranging from clear to heavily distressed.

Engineered floor boards are supplied with T&G and micro bevel on all four edges. Floorboard lengths are between 1.0mt and 2.4mt long. For suspended floors engineered boards can by joined without the support of a joist.

Installing your floor

While we offer advice on how to fit your hardwood floor, we do recommend that you use an experienced fitter to carry out the work. We can recommend a few good local floor fitters.

Fitting solid flooring
Fitting engineered flooring

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