Fumed Character Grade Solid Oak Flooring
Our Fumed Character Grade Oak Flooring is machined from sustainably-sourced solid European oak timber. After machining, the boards are 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.
Our Fumed Character Oak Flooring is available in a choice of narrow board or wide board floor, for full information see below.
All our wood floors are manufactured to order, from the same batch of timber. Because we machine from natural raw materials, the dimensions of the boards can vary from batch to batch.
Narrow Board Oak Floors
Supplied as a single width narrow board (i.e. each board you receive will be exactly the same width). The width supplied is dependent on timber availability at the time of manufacture, but is typically between 140mm and 150mm. If you are matching up to a floor we've previously supplied, please contact us to discuss availability.
Wide Board Oak Floors
Supplied as a single width wide board (i.e. each board you receive will be exactly the same width). The width supplied is dependent on timber availability at the time of manufacture, but is typically between 175mm and 200mm. If you are matching up to a floor we've previously supplied, please contact us to discuss availability.
Our oak floorboards are supplied in random lengths and are usually between 1.5m and 2.5m, but some may be supplied longer or shorter than that, depending on raw timber stocks at the time of machining.
Fumed Oak Floors
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. 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.
|Country of Manufacture||United Kingdom|
|Flooring Finish||Oiled or Unfinished|
|Timber Species||Fumed European Oak|
|Timber Grade||Character Grade|
|Width||Wide board (typically 185mm) / Narrow board (typically 150mm)|
|Length||1.5m - 2.5m (average)|
|Edge Detail||Micro Bevel (on long edges)|
|Profile||Tongue and Groove (including ends)|