We are proud to be one of the very few companies who manufacture engineered hardwood flooring in the UK. Our 20mm Fumed Engineered Character Grade Oak flooring comprises a 5mm top layer of French oak bonded, using a high quality D4 adhesive, onto a base of 15mm birch plywood. This results in a hardwood floor that is far more tolerant to changes in temperature and relative humidity and displays little or no movement due to the cross bonding of layers. Our Engineered Oak retains the natural look and feel of solid oak flooring with the added benefit of strength and stability throughout. Due to its robust structural properties, our Engineered Oak flooring is ideal for installation in conjunction with under-floor heating systems.
After machining, the boards are fumed, a chemical process which darkens the base colour of the raw wood. Each board will react differently to the fuming process, producing a natural range of dark, medium and lighter shades; we recommend loose laying boards before fixing to achieve an even spread of tones. Different batches of timber will also react differently to the fuming process, and as such, photographs on the website and samples are provided for guidance only - we can not guarantee an exact colour match.
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
Manufacturer British Hardwoods Country of Manufacture United Kingdom Timber Species European Oak Top Layer 5mm European Oak Base Layer 15mm Birch Plywood Board Thickness 20mm Width 185mm Length 2.4m (average) Timber Grade Character Grade Edge Detail Micro Bevel (on long edges) or Square Edge Profile Tongue and Groove (including ends)
- Installation Guide
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