European Solid Wood Flooring
There is nothing like a solid wood floor to give your home a natural character and warm feel. It can be used throughout the home in hallways, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Real wood floors will enhance all styles of property from contemporary city apartments to traditional country houses. As the name suggests solid wood flooring is made from a solid piece of timber. Planks of wood are sawn from a single piece of wood. They are then cut down to size and shaped into equally sized sections. These sections are sanded and machined to create the edges that allow them to be fitted together. Finally, they are either air-dried or kiln-dried.
Solid oak floors are the most common wooden flooring due to the durability and strength of oak. Walnut and Acacia are also popular choices due to their stunning grains and range of colour. Each species is available in a variety of patterns, styles and colours. Natural wood floors are treated with oil, brushed or varnished to achieve a distinctive finish. Our solid wood floors are available in different widths, types of boards and various grades. Colours range from whites and greys to light, medium and dark wood.
Solid Wood Flooring FAQs
European solid wood floors are an excellent environmentally friendly choice and will add natural beauty to any room. Solid oak, walnut and acacia floorboards are incredibly hard-wearing and long-lasting, they can be finished in a variety of ways including oiled, varnished with natural and matt finishes. They can also be sanded and refinished which means they will outlast most other floors. Hardwood flooring is also a great natural insulator, helping to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Whether you intend to lay your solid wood floor yourself or seek the help of a professional, we have some tips to help prepare for your wood floor installation. Humidity and moisture affect the way that solid wood behaves so it is important to acclimatise your floorboards prior to installation. Depending on the condition of the subfloor, whether it is wooden or concrete, you will need to ensure that it is dry, smooth and free from paint, existing adhesives and dirt. Follow our guide for further information.
To maintain the natural charm of your solid wood floor it is important to treat it with care. Any liquid splashes and spills should be cleaned straight away. Avoid the worst scratches and scrapes by removing footwear and carry rather than dragging any heavy objects such as furniture. You can also use scratch pads on the feet of your furniture. Also, regularly sweep away dust and dirt to keep your floor looking amazing for years.
Solid wood floors look great in almost any room including dining rooms, hallways, bedrooms and living rooms. We wouldn’t recommend solid wood floorboards for bathrooms, kitchens or conservatories. Due to the constant changes in moisture and temperature in bathrooms and kitchen as well as the risk of water splashes we wouldn’t recommend solid wood for these rooms. The same goes for the temperature changes experienced in conservatories.
Our solid wood floors include colours ranging from light greys to tawny brown and deep coffee colours which means that there will be a colour and style to match any room. Our solid wood finishes also provide plenty of options depending on the look and feel you are looking for. Large rooms with lots of natural light will require a different product to a smaller room with artificial lighting. Find more guidance in our FAQ.
Solid hardwood flooring is produced from single pieces of wood while laminate is entirely synthetic, designed to look like real wood. Solid wood floors look better, they're more durable, environmentally friendly, easy to repair and last longer.