What is Solid Flooring
Solid wood flooring is an extremely attractive, good quality; classic flooring that can transform a room. With the right maintenance this type of wood floor will give many years of pleasure. It is an impressive, beautiful covering with great durability, warmth and sturdiness.
The flooring consists of solid wood, taken from the tree and shaped into tongue and groove planks, which are then laid to create your floor.
The biggest benefit of solid wood flooring is that it is the real thing, with characteristics that an artificial floor simply cannot match. It is timeless with distinctive patterns that only occur in nature. Whether you choose beech, ash, cherry, walnut flooring or an oak flooring you are guaranteed to have a wooden floor that is as individual as you are.
The rings and knots present throughout the floor give it an organic feel with no two pieces the same.
How Thick is Solid Wood Flooring?
The planks are normally anywhere between 15mm and 20mm in thickness, providing a sturdy, hard-wearing surface that can be enjoyed for many years.
Can Solid Wood Floors be Refinished?
This type of wood floor is available in a huge variety of finishes to suit any application, including an unfinished option. The very nature of solid wood means that should you wish to change or update the look, it can be sanded back and a new finish applied, but due to the hard wearing nature of this type of floor, it is not a job you would need to consider often.
Unfortunately, solid construction flooring is not suited to under floor heating. If you require a real wood floor that is suitable, it is well worth considering an engineered wood floor.
Underlay for Solid Floors
Floors of this nature are often fixed using nails, screws or glue, but in most applications a special wood flooring underlay can be used such as Elastalon. This allows solid floors to be laid on areas with slight unevenness, where a moisture barrier is required, also provides sound proofing.
What Types of Solid Wood Flooring is Stocked?
Image Flooring have a huge selection of solid wood flooring to choose from. Distressed solid oak flooring, if you are after a rustic look. Oiled oak flooring for a matt, easy to repair flooring. Lacquered oak flooring for a hard wearing finish.
There is a finish to suit everyone.