Our Character grade floor is elm at its most natural; full of swirling grain and weird and wonderful shaped knots. The natural colour of elm varies from green to purple and every hue in between.
Cut from our biggest trees the Barn grade elm floor boards are wide and wild. These have everything that the character grade boards have plus bigger knots and wandering heart splits. You may even see the odd hunters pellet glinting from the wood.
Our range of solid elm flooring is supplied in a traditional mixed width format with each floor comprising of three widths. We do this to make best use of each elm tree we cut and because it is the way it has been done for hundreds of years. The board widths are designed to be laid randomly to create a natural looking floor.
To see our full range of hardwood flooring, please come and visit our beautiful oak framed showroom at Wootton Bassett, Swindon, where we display all of our floors as well as many other products.
Each solid elm floor is created to order. Please allow three to four weeks for production. We can also supply skirting and architraves to match your floor.
|Widths||We supply our solid elm floors in a traditional mixed width format. You will receive an equal area of each of the three widths.|
|Moisture Content||10 – 12%|
|Surface Finish||Supplied planed and unfinished, without coating.|
Our solid hardwood floors are supplied machined to a tongue and groove profile (T&G) on the long edges. The ends are cut square but may need retrimming on site. The corners are sharp rather than bevelled. The boards are reversible so that you can choose the best face when laying. We also offer our Barn Grade elm floor machined to a simple square edge (SE) profile.
Barn Grade elm floor only
|Acclimatisation||Our solid hardwood flooring is dried to a moisture content of approximately 10–12%. We recommend that you acclimatise your hardwood floor in the house for four to six weeks before being laid.|
|Underfloor heating||We strongly recommend that you do not lay solid elm flooring over underfloor heating|
|Coating||Our solid hardwood floors are supplied unfinished. Once laid the floor will need sanding and finishing with your chosen flooring specific coating.|
|Movement||A degree of movement should be expected after fitting and throughout the year as the ambient temperature and humidity in your house varies. Small gaps may open up between some boards.|
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