British Hardwoods Blog

  1. Oak Flooring Finishes

    Oak Flooring Finishes
    We have increased our range of Osmo Hardwax Oils available for purchase on our online shop. Easy to apply and highly recommended for finishing wood floors, worktops, doors, furniture and joinery, Osmo Hardwax Oil is also hardwearing, water and dirt repellent and patch repairable. Osmo Polyx Oil 3032 - standard Hardwax Oil with a clear "satin" finish Osmo Polyx Oil...
  2. Fitting Wood Flooring onto Existing Floorboards

    Fitting Wood Flooring onto Existing Floorboards
    Fitting wood flooring onto existing floorboards. Mechanical fixing of wood flooring onto subfloors such as building grade chipboard.
  3. Floating Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring

    Floating Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring
    Our customers often ask advice about the best way to fit the wood flooring that they have bought from us. The advice we offer can vary depending on the type of flooring purchased and also what the customer is fitting the floor onto (the subfloor). This mini guide offers guidance for floating our own solid and engineered wood floors. The...
  4. Auroras Encore - A Yorkshire Winner!

    Auroras Encore - A Yorkshire Winner!
    Hearty congratulations to a long standing friend and associate of British Hardwoods, Harvey Smith and his wife Sue. They had great cause for celebration this weekend as Sue trained this years winner at the 2013 Grand National. Auroras Encore sprang a 66-1 surprise win by nine lengths at Aintree. The 11-year-old, ridden by Ryan Mania, jumped superbly as 17 of...
  5. Solid Wood Flooring - A Quick Guide

    Solid Wood Flooring - A Quick Guide
    Solid hardwoods are arguably the first choice amongst discerning householders for flooring. Combining a timeless elegance with durability, ease of maintenance and cleaning, there is nothing that quite compares with the beauty of a real wood floor. There are many misconceptions about wood. These misconceptions lead to fears about how it reacts under different conditions and how suitable it is...
  6. A Snowy Day on Riparian Way

    A Snowy Day on Riparian Way
    Our latest delivery of wood from Glenmere Timber has arrived safely through winter snow and ice. A snowy delivery for British Hardwoods The bitter cold and icy conditions did not deter this cheerful driver from bringing our much-needed timber. A cheery smile from the driver There's plenty of Prime European Beech, Prime American Oak and Prime American Black Walnut aboard...
  7. Oak Flooring - Guide to Surface Treatments

    Oak Flooring - Guide to Surface Treatments
    Oak Flooring looks beautiful in its natural oiled state, it has a timeless appeal which complements both traditional and contemporary interiors. If you prefer to ring the changes a little, we offer a range of surface treatments which can enhance the appearance of your wood floor. Here is a quick guide to the oak flooring surface treatments we offer. Filling...
  8. Character Oak Flooring Photos

    One of our customers in the South of England has recently sent us some stunning photos of the Character Oak Flooring he purchased from our online shop earlier in the year. The flooring has been installed in a landmark London warehouse conversion, and we're sure you'll agree the photos are indeed beautiful. We have uploaded the images to our Character...
  9. What is Brown Oak Flooring?

    When customers visit our showroom and factory here in Yorkshire they often comment on the beautiful European Brown Oak Flooring that is laid in our reception area, and often enquire about the unusual patterning on the boards and ask how we have achieved it.   Brown Oak Flooring in British Hardwoods' reception The patterning on European Brown Oak, however, is...
  10. Bauen und Wohnen Show, Salzburg

    Bauen und Wohnen Show, Salzburg
    On a recent trip to the "Bauen und Wohnen" Show in Salzburg, Austria, British Hardwoods MD Tony Fillingham met with Raimund Sandhoff of Stamm Design, an old friend with a strong shared enthusiasm for woodworking. Raimund's work with local timber is outstanding and his range of unique tables and sculptures reflect his passion and attention to detail. A visit to...

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