All our solid wood flooring could be described as truly traditional since wood has been used as a floor covering for hundreds of years. Traditionally, solid hardwood floors were used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building known as joists or bearers. Nowadays modern buildings tend to have solid subfloors, for example concrete, chipboard and plywood, so traditional fitting methods have adapted and evolved.
Our solid wood floors are made in the traditional way, they are tongued and grooved on all four edges and at 20mm thick they are classed as a structural load-bearing floor. The floorboards can be fit directly onto joists or battens and will bear weight - a traditional solid wood floor in the truest sense. Alternatively, our floors can easily be glued onto concrete or nailed or screwed on to an existing timber floor.
Some of our real wood flooring has a more traditional appearance due to the actual timber species used to make the floor. Other floors that we produce achieve their traditional wood floor aesthetic by treatments that are applied to the floorboards during the production process.
Whatever your choice you can rely on a British Hardwoods wood floor to lend real authenticity to your traditional or period property.