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Fumed and Brushed Character Solid Oak Flooring

Fumed and Brushed Character Grade Oak Flooring

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Fumed and Brushed Character Solid Oak Flooring
From: £65.20 per m2 (inc VAT)
From: £65.20 per m2 (inc VAT)
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Quick Overview

Our Fumed and Brushed Character Oak Flooring is machined from sustainably-sourced solid European oak timber. After machining, the boards are wire brushed, which raises the grain, producing a tactile, textured surface. After brushing, the boards are then fumed, a chemical process which darkens the wood, creating a pleasing mix of dark oak shades*. This character grade floor contains some splits, checks and plentiful open knots of varying size. The knots can be filled and sanded to a smooth finish if preferred.

Board lengths are typically between 1.8m and 2.8m but some may be supplied shorter or longer than that, depending on timber availability at the time of machining.



Our Fumed and Brushed Character European Oak is a stunning textured, dark oak floor.

* IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FUMING: Fuming is a chemical process which darkens the oak in a natural way - and is provided as an alternative to staining. Different boards and different batches of timber will react differently to the fuming process, and as such the wood will not have a uniform colour. Photographs on the website and samples are provided for guidance only - we can not guarantee an exact colour match. If you wish to obtain a uniform dark tone we recommend the use of a stain rather than fuming.

All the raw timber we use is sourced from either PEFC or FSC certfied suppliers. The timber is kiln-dried to a moisture content of 8-10% and kept at an ambient temperature in our heated and humidity controlled factory. All our wood floors are manufactured to order, from the same batch of timber. We pre-plane the boards before final machining which results in accurately machined floorboards which are extremely straight, flat and a pleasure to fit. Mass produced imported floors are not made, or quality controlled, to the same high standards as a British Hardwoods wood floor.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer British Hardwoods
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Timber Species Fumed European Oak
Timber Grade Character Grade
Thickness 20mm
Width 150mm or Wide Board (typically 185mm)
Length 1.8m - 2.8m (average)
Edge Detail Micro Bevel (on long edges)
Profile Tongue and Groove (including ends)
Great product and superb after-sales
The fumed and brushed solid oak is superb - my joiner praised the quality of the wood both in terms of looks and to work with. The after-sales support is also superb; questions and queries are answered swiftly and Jason and Tony even take the time to engage directly and visit your property if required . . . .top job!! Highly recommend British Hardwoods if you are thinking of installing quality wooden floor.
Review by Andy Main / (Posted on 16/09/2020)
Absolutely thrilled with the results
Purchased skirting, architrave and Fumed & Brushed Character Oak Flooring. The fuming and brushing pushed the price up but my goodness it was worthwhile. The colour is superb and the brushing gives an incomparable natural finish. Just amazing.
Review by Everything Wood / (Posted on 07/04/2019)

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