Our solid oak flooring, as the name may suggest, is machined from one piece of solid oak. It is produced and machined to very accurate dimensional tolerances, which enables fast and easy installation, thus saving time and money on the related costs. Our solid oak has a maximum width of 150mm and is 18mm thick, so that durability and strength are provided within your finished floor, whilst the natural movement associated with solid oak is minimised.
If wider oak flooring is preferred, please take a look at our range of engineered oak, some available in widths of 380mm and 3.9 metres long!
Solid oak flooring is supplied either unfinished or pre-finished. Unfinished solid oak flooring is plain oak that is sanded but not covered with anything. Unfinished oak flooring tends to cost a little less than pre-finished oak because it goes through fewer processes to be produced, but does require a light sanding by hand after installation before being treated with the owners choice of finish.
The unfinished oak flooring should always be sealed like this immediately after installation. After finishing you will need to wait for the finish/sealant to dry, and sometimes additional coats may be required. With unfinished oak, the main advantage is that you can colour and seal it to your exact specification which allows you to match it up with any colour.
Pre-finished oak floors are sanded and covered with an oil or lacquer within the factory it was produced. Unlike its unfinished counterpart you can walk on it almost immediately after installation without any extra work.
Both of these finishes are perfectly suitable to your home; it just depends what types of needs you have. If you have a specific look in mind then going for unfinished solid oak flooring may well be your best bet. Otherwise pre-finished will still create a beautiful look for your home and will cut out the leg work.
Brushed and Natural Oiled oak is our most popular finish by far offering a beautifully enhanced and natural looking grain. Brushed and Natural Oiled oak is coated with natural colour waxoil that does not change the colour of the floor.
The Brushed and Natural Oiled finish is achieved by brushing the face of the planks during manufacture to remove the slightly softer fibres of the oak, which after oiling, enhances the beautiful grain features of natural oak and provides a slightly textured surface.
Not only does this mean that scratches and marks don’t show up as much as on a smooth finish, but because the waxoil colour is natural, if you ever want to darken the colour you can apply another coat of waxoil in whatever colour you choose to achieve the exact finish that you want.
This finish is simple to maintain and should only ever require a light sanding and another coat of waxoil to bring it back to pristine condition when required. It should never require a total re-finish, which increases its lifespan and reduces maintenance costs.
The deep textured finish is created by double brushing the face of the oak plank during manufacture before applying several coats of a dark waxoil to enhance the grain features, thus creating a somewhat antique appearance that is truly beautiful.
Very popular in conversions and restorations because of its appearance when installed in rooms with other wood features often being installed in bars or restaurants where the floor will be subjected to high traffic because it doesn’t show up marks and scratches like a smooth finish does.
Very simple to maintain and should never require a total re-sanding of the whole area for re-finishing. Just sand the worn areas by hand and apply another coat or two of waxoil to bring the floor back to life and looking as good as new.
This is a brushed & oiled surface, so oak being oak, there will be a variance in the depth of texture, depending on the grain of each board. Some boards may be quite smooth with not much texture but others may be quite rough where more of the softer fibres of the face have been brushed out, sometimes causing a slightly spiky feel. This is not a fault with the board and can either be fixed by lightly sanding the area concerned and re-coating with waxoil, or simply avoided through selection of the boards during installation.
The finish on our solid oak lacquered flooring is achieved by applying 7 coats of UV lacquer over a primer onto a sanded oak board. An anti-scratch protection coat is then applied to make the wood more durable. This results in flooring that is relatively smooth and hard, with a shiny satin finish. It is also easy to clean, making it a great choice for those who suffer from allergies.
Solid oak lacquered flooring has always been a popular choice as it perfectly complements many different styles of room and decors. It works very well in rooms with low natural light, as the shiny finish can brighten up the room through reflection.
Mirroring traditional wood working techniques, each oak plank is hand scraped before being coloured either with waxoil or a lacquered stain, with a slightly enhanced and darker grain. We are confident you will agree that Hand Scraped oak looks absolutely stunning.
Hand scraped flooring adds a texture to any environment, echoing the ancient methods used for levelling and flattening an oak floor in years gone by. This finish adds to the depth, warmth and unique character of your finished floor, with the grain being slightly textured and darker to enhance the natural oak beauty.