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Solid Wood

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Solid wood flooring is more of an investment than a floor covering.  Natural wood has the longest life span of any wood flooring you can have fitted to your room.  Solidwood can last anywhere up to 100 years, not like engineered or laminate which will last 10-20 years depending on how you look after it. 

Solid wood flooring has many looks, including a distressed look; with a distressed look, knocks, bumps, and scrapes add to the look giving it more character but never looking worn out or dull. If you prefer a more uniform look, solid wood has a significant advantage over other types.  Over the lifetime of a Solid wood floor, you can re-sand the finish many times, removing a small portion of the surface to give you a fresh, smooth finish.  This can be done many times without issue, whereas laminate you cannot do it at all, while engineered timber can be sanded 3-4 times at the most.

Key Benefits

  • NLong term flooring

    Fit solid wood flooring you might not need a new floor for the next 100 years.

  • NDistressed look

    Solid wood floors can have real character if you let them suffer minor damage, this look can be rustic and easy to maintain.

  • NRe-Sand Renew

    Solid wood flooring can be refinished many times letting you refinish the boards and chand the stain or oil you chose to use.

  • NBest for music lovers

    Superior sound quality of any flooring material available.

Suitable application of this flooring

  • NKitchen
  • NLiving Room
  • NDining Room
  • NHallway
  • NBedroom
  • MBathroom
  • MWalk-In Shower
  • NConservatory
  • MWarehouse
  • MIndustrial
  • NOffices
  • MClassrooms
  • MSports facilities
  • MCare & Nursing homes
  • MEntrances
  • MOutdoors

Long term flooring

Solid wood flooring is the ultimate choice for a fit and forget floorcovering.  Solid wood flooring can last a hundred years, a hundred! 

Due to the nature of wood and how well it wears, you could have solid wood for as long as you live. While solid wood can seem costly at first, if you remember that your floor will last ten times longer than any other option, you’ll start to realise it’s the cheapest solution. 

All our solid wood floors are designed to last a very long time using only the best timber from sustainable sources.

Distressed character

Wood can have real character by letting it wear. Naturally, it will pick up marks, wear and colouring. Every floor is different as much as no two planks are the same, letting solid wood evolve, you can end up with a truly unique floor. Distressed flooring can be a much more versatile option for people who need a floor that they can use, which can hide many marks from daily usage and wear and tear while enhancing the look rather than detracting from it.

If you have laminate flooring, it will be damaged and probably need replacing, and engineered wood will take a minor amount of damage with a slim chance of repair.  Solid wood is a homogenous material meaning no matter how badly you damage it; you can’t go through a top surface exposing a backing; So a distressed look is a more exciting look, more rugged and more forgiving.

Re-sand, Re-new

The main benefit of wood is how long it can last, but part of that reason is how often you can refinish or repair solid wood.  Wood can be repaired, sanded and refinished many times over its lifespan, so while the wood would be 50 years old, you could resand it smooth again and restain it to a more modern taste.  You can stain a wooden floor in many different shades and colours, giving you great flexibility when choosing to restyle your home.

We offer services to look after your existing solid wood floor whether we installed it or not and offer maintenance and repairs should you need them.

Music lovers choice

One area solid wood is better is Acoustics.  Solid wood can give music more body and warmth than virtually any other material if you love music.  Solid wood tends to absorb the sound rather than reflecting notes (notably high notes) and creating a shrill sound. 

You’ve probably seen solid wood flooring in piano rooms and drama studios; there is a reason for it. If you plan to have a room for music, whether to listen, create, or you might like music to sound great in your home, solid wood flooring is the choice for you.

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