At Value Floors we provide quality solid wood floors across Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Look no further for experts, Value Floor’s team specialise in installing luxury vinyl tile flooring in Birmingham.
Solid wood flooring I also known as hardwood flooring, it gives your home a warm feel and timeless look, no matter what your interior design tastes are. Solid wood floors can be treated with a variety of finished, this can give you a new world of flexibility when it comes to appearance. The finished range includes lacquered for a clean and glossy finish, to oiled and untreated the create a rustic, natural look in your property.
Along with versatility, hard wooden floors can also be re-sanded, this means that your floor can be as good as new for many years to come. There’s no way to specify how long a solid wood floor will last, but it should last more than 20 years with a little love and care.
What is solid wood flooring?
Solid wood is exactly that, flooring made out of planks of solid wood, each board is made from a piece of solid wood which will be cut down to size. The wood will either be cut from flat sawn, or from a triangular grain, to rift sawn. After the cutting process, the material is then put in a kiln for drying before being finished.
Solid wood flooring comes directly from trees, other types of wood like plywood, medium density fibreboard or veneers, they’re manufactured from wood composites.
The solid wood has been cut from a tree and unlike engineered wood, which is composed of wood fibres that will be held together with adhesives, solid wood contains wood fibres throughout the piece of lumber. No fillers or adhesives are used, solid wood is often used for flooring as it doesn’t warp as easily as engineered woods. Solid wood is also easier to repair than veneers or other engineered woods, this is one reason that it’s mainly used for many types of projects. There’s several types of solid wood available, so woodworkers can choose from a wide selection. Each type of solid wood has its own characteristics includes its grain pattern, colour and texture.
Solid wood flooring is exactly what is says, the flooring is made out of planks of solid wood, each board is made from apiece of solid wood which is cut down to size. The way which boards are cut can vary from flat-sawn, the most frequently used style with a triangular grain, to rift-sawn where the material is divided up into quarters and also flat sawn, which provides a finish where the grain is horizontal. Once sawn the material is put into a kiln for drying and then finishing.
At Value Floors, when it comes to solid wood flooring, it’s a great way to give your home a warm, rustic and natural feel.
Why choose solid wood floors?
It’s a popular choice as wood flooring can be a great way to give your home or office a warm, rustic and natural feel. If you’re looking for a luxurious and authentic wood finish, then this is the flooring to go for.
The wood flooring with install includes:
Classic Solid wood
Solid Wood flooring has become a popular choice over the years, even with laminate flooring available, wood flooring still prevails. For more information click here.
Providing only the best wood floors
For quality wood flooring in Birmingham & the surrounding areas, as well as wood flooring installations, look no further Value Floors can be on hand. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of products and services, for more information, call our team today.
Frequently Asked Questions on Solid Wood Flooring in Birmingham
What Are Solid Wood Floor Boards?
Solid Wood Floor Boards are made by machining kiln dried timber to a regular size within fine tolerances.
Each plank is individual and will retain the characteristics of the tree that it came from, as every tree is individual. Solid Wood will react to changes in humidity and moisture and can move by more than 5% of its original kiln dried measurements.
Therefore solid boards must be acclimatised prior to fitting and care must be taken when installing them. Always use a professional fitter!
What Are Engineered Wood Floor Boards?
Engineered boards are constructed from layers of Hardwood Ply and a final Solid Hardwood wear layer. These are Glued and Fused together in controlled factory conditions to produce a reliable, strong product.
The Solid Wood Flooring Company use only the strongest backing and the construction of our boards are 8-11 layers of Cross-Ply Hardwood, with a final wearing layer of either 4, 5 or 6mm of Solid Wood.
This produces a very stable board that is both load bearing and structurally sound. For more information, please call us on 0121 777 0012 or 0800 999 5980.
What Types of Wood are Best?
There’s various species of wood available, each with their quirks and features, it’s almost impossible to give a definitive answer on the best one. Oak is always one of the most popular options when it comes to solid wood flooring, as well as bamboo and walnut.
Are There Any Alternatives to Solid Wood Flooring?
If solid wood flooring isn’t for you, or if you’re looking for something more durable or water resistant, then you may want to consider engineered wood flooring or laminate flooring.
How Should I Store my Solid Wood Flooring Prior to Fitting?
Solid boards need to be acclimatised for 14 days before fitting. This can be done by following the guidelines below;
Store the boards in the environment in which they are to be laid. Leave the boards in their cartons, with both the top and bottom end open.
Store at least 500mm away from any wall
Support the Cartons off the ground at a minimum of 400mm along the length.
Can We Fit Flooring On Top of Underfloor Heating?
If the underfloor heating has been installed with the intention of fitting wood on top then, theoretically, wood flooring is perfectly suitable. However, as wood is regularly used as an insulant in a lot of building practises, if certain prerequisites are not met, it is not likely to be a success. Electric systems emit less heat and are generally preferable. Should a water-based system be in place, it is recommended that a surface temperature of 25 degrees C is not exceeded.
How Much Flooring Do I Need?
Generally we require the total flooring area plus approximately 7.5% wastage. For large square areas this is reduced slightly. There are also other slight variations such as the grading of the floor, as some of the rustic grades boards are occasionally too unsightly to use.