The straightest and least knotty oak trees are used for our First grade oak flooring, which makes the wood ideal for contemporary or formal rooms. The floorboards will be relatively even in colour and free of larger knots and defects. First grade boards should require very little filling or remedial work after installation.
As the name suggests, our Character grade oak floor is full of interest and variation, creating a traditional rustic look. The floorboards will contain an array of beautiful grain patterns, colours and clusters of knots often referred to as ‘cat’s paws’. This grade of flooring is oak at its most natural.
Our Barn grade oak is rugged and wild creating a stunning floor for large open plan rooms. We use our widest and most ‘characterful’ wood for these floors with boards full of swirling grain, large knots and a wide spectrum of colours ranging from pale honey to chocolate brown.
The Factory grade oak is a narrow strip, light character floor suitable for small spaces and contemporary interiors where wider boards would look out of place. Factory grade also allows the inclusion of some natural character without appearing too rustic.
Tiger brown oak flooring is a beautiful version of our Character oak with streaks of chocolate brown and shimmering gold. It is the darkest of all our hardwood floors and is particularly suited to rooms with plenty of natural light.
Our range of solid oak 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 oak 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.
We have a large range of solid oak flooring in stock but please allow three to four weeks for the wide board specifications. We also stock a range of oak skirting and architraves to match your oak floor.
|Widths||We supply our solid oak 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 oak floor machined to a simple square edge (SE) profile.
(Barn Grade oak floor only)
|Acclimatisation||Our solid hardwood flooring is dried to a moisture content of approx 10–12%. We recommend that you acclimatise your hardwood floor in the house for four to six weeks before being laid.|
|Underfloor heating||We do not recommend that our solid hardwood flooring is laid 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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