Quintessentially traditional. Plank floors are milled and machined timber boards which after fitting are sanded and finished on site with dyes,stains,waxes,oils or lacquers. It is essential that these boards are fitted in regard to the boards’ width, the subfloor it is to be fitted to and the atmospheric conditions that the floor will be exposed to when in use. Heritage Wood Floors have a vast experience of installing solid oak boards and the challenges that a traditional floor faces in the modern world and typical problems such as board cupping, crowning, poor bonding and gaps are avoided because of our knowledge of our chosen field. Our expertise will ensure that a solid plank floor fitted by Heritage Wood Floors is beautiful and will stand the test of time.
The techniques and finishing of floor boards have made an unlimited range of colours and styles available. These boards are quicker and easier to install on site and are advantageous when time is of the essence and finishing of the boards on site would be impractical. The flooring can come in its natural colour or stained and be finished with either an oiled based seal or a water based finish. The range of colours and styles of flooring such as brushing is vast and we have a huge range of products that can pinpoint exactly the wood floor to compliment or contrast with your design.
When pre-finished flooring is used in a commercial setting it is important that the type of seal is appropriate for its intended use. This is determined by such factors as the amount of traffic it will be exposed to and whether or not the floor needs to maintained on a regular basis or not. Heritage Wood Floors pay particular attention to this detail and by analysing its intended use can provide flooring with finishes that are resilient and appropriate.
Strip flooring are boards which are not more than approximately 90/100mm and come in random lengths. These boards are common in many homes across the length and breadth of Britain from grand estates to terraced homes. The mass production techniques of tongue and groove wood flooring in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century made wood flooring affordable and popular. The narrow width of these boards made them less susceptible to movement and their installation relatively straight forward. These boards would be sanded and finished on site and could be regarded as the fledgling of modern traditional wood flooring.
Floor boards are considered wide from sizes 125mm to 500mm and in some cases wider. We define a floor board as wide by not only their width but also how they will be fitted. Once a board’s width exceeds 125/150mm the manner in which they are installed becomes more involved. This is to ensure the boards remains flat and stable.
Planks wider than approximately 125/150mm are less dimensionally stable and have a potential propensity to cup under certain climatic conditions so it is essential that the correct subfloor preparation and the correct method of fixing is used.
A parquet floor is essentially small pieces of flooring that are laid in a pattern and are the beginning of a greater level of detail in wood flooring. The level of skill involved in their fitting also becomes greater. One of our strengths is attention to detail and as such we fit and finish wood floors that are balanced, symmetrical and spectacularly beautiful.
Parquet floor types:
- Herring bone
- Parquet de Versailles
This type of flooring is constructed from a layer of solid timber which is bonded to a multi layered backing or another layer of solid wood flooring. The amount of timber on the top is called the wear layer. These boards either come pre-finished or unfinished. They are predominantly designed for the pre-finished sector but more so in that their are more dimensionally stable and therefore suited more when used as a floor covering over underfloor heating.
Square edged engineered boards can be laid in the exact manner as a traditional wood floor which is sanded and sealed on site giving the look of a traditional wood floor but which avoids the complications that are connected with solid wood floors and under flooring.