Wood Flooring in Weston-super-Mare
You may have chosen real wood flooring because it looks good, it is chic, and is always in vogue. What you may not be aware of is the many other reasons for choosing real wood:
Allergen producing dust mites, flees and dust trapped in a carpet can play havoc with allergy sufferers – with wood nothing is hidden.
Wood flooring is easier to keep clean than carpeting – a simple brush or light vacuum keeps your wood floor looking great and even mud dragged in by pets and kids vanishes with a damp mop.
With wood flooring there are no unpleasant odors – the sweet smell of a polished wooden floor is always an inviting delight
Wood’s appeal is timeless – a well-fitted, good quality, wood floor should last for decades where carpeting will almost certainly need replacing sooner.
Wood flooring is also available to all budgets and tends to appeal more when selling a house, compared to those with other floor finishes.
SO NOW, HAVING WEIGHED UP WHY WOOD IS YOUR FAVOURITE FLOORING, YOU HAVE A FEW MORE CHOICES.
It is exactly that: a solid piece of timber machined to normally around 20mm thickness.
Is what it says it is: several layers of wood (in some cases cross-layered) bonded together to create a really strong core board that is then topped off with a solid wood top layer (lamella) of around 5mm of pretty much any species of wood you can imagine.
Similar to Multi-Ply but normally just formed with three layers (lamella, core and base). Our Timbertop® range is the very best
Is just that: whereas normally modern flooring is manufactured to widths of around 1 20/1 50mm, a wide plank can be anything from 225mm and wider.
|A&B||Graded face allows slight to medium colour variation, live knots below 20mm, dead knots below 5mm, dark/black streaks about 3mm x 5mm. Sap 10% of the face area allowed.|
|C||Graded face allows a natural colour variation, live knots allowed, dead knots below 15mm, dark/ black streaks 5mm x 10mm, putty filler may be used as long as the colour is similar to the overall tone of the wood. Sap 20% of the face area allowed.|
|D||As C grade but with knots up to 40mm and up to 30% sap across the face area.|
|Classic||A B & C grade|
|Rustic||A mixture of C and D grades.|
|Character Nature & Manor||A natural mix of ABCD grades|
Unfinished French Oak
|Prime||Attractive grain, sound knots up to 20mm (20p piece). Maximum of 2 knots per linear metre of board.|
|Character||Attractive grain, sound knots up to 40mm on face, occasional clusters of small knots (“cats paw”), some filling may be required, good ratio of prime quality boards.|
|Rustic||As character grade but with a higher percentage of larger knots and natural characteristics, some additional filling may also be required.|
|Pub||Very rustic (as it comes). Colour variation and all defects allowed.|