What is Aged European Wood Flooring?
Few things in life lift your spirits and stimulate the senses quite like the feeling of bringing nature indoors in the same way as an Aged Oak floor – the natural scent, the sound, and the distressed oak flooring texture all bring you back to the outside world. Crafting these European Oak wood flooring options requires techniques from the specialist skillset we have developed for over 25 years in order to be transformed from simple boards into crafted floors with perfectly imperfect saw-marks, undulating textures and more. Emulating the feeling of a restored and reclaimed floor, our Aged Oak floors are the perfect compliment to both traditional settings, slipping into the background, or more contemporary builds, standing out and creating a bold design statement.
What makes our Aged European Oak Unique?
The recipe for a many of our unique Aged masterpieces begins with beautiful slow grown old oak trees from the region of Quercy, France. For over 25 years, our master craftsmen have lovingly restored genuine antique and rare wood species from around the globe – these techniques take years to learn, and even longer to master. As such our Aged European Oak flooring is unrivalled in the level of detail, quality and care put into each and every board. Our oak is seasoned for six months and then kilned slowly to provide stability. After which, the planks are distressed, hand-carved and hand-rolled at the edges. To complete an authentic appearance, planks are finished with burnished hard wax oil, slowly air-dried and cured for the extra durability required to suits busy lifestyles and spaces. In fact, up to 21 different process can be applied to our Aged Oak, meaning the process can be highly time-consuming and is a real labour of love. There can be no shortcuts, and no lack of passion. Everything has to be actioned to the numbers; we just hope you love our Aged floors as much as we love making them. Available in a myriad of tones, from black bold Assier
to the light elegant Rouby
and in plank, herringbone, chevron and parquet de Versailles formats; you can select an Aged European Oak Floor without having to compromise on the fine details. Also, our entire Aged collection
now features hand-rolled edges, for unrivalled grain flow across each board and block.
How to install Aged Oak Wood Flooring
If you have made an investment into an Aged floor, we recommend that only a professional floor fitter or competent tradesperson installs it. Correct subfloor preparation, installation methods and finishing touches make all the difference. Installation guidelines can be downloaded here.
Aged European Oak wood flooring is suitable for installation over underfloor heating. The maximum surface temperature is limited to 27 degrees and a FidBox can be installed under a plank to monitor via Bluetooth and an app.
The Best Rooms for Aged European Oak Wood Flooring
All rooms and projects, both contemporary and classic, regardless of budget and tonal specifications, will find an Oak Aged wood flooring that ticks all the boxes. We’ve seen floors of this type be used in all sectors and households; our only advice would be that you should avoid using these floors in areas where there is sizeable risk of heavy water spillage or abnormally high levels of humidity. However, Aged floors are finished with a full coat of burnished hardwax oil making them water splash resistant, so don’t worry about using them in a kitchen, bar or restaurant. To keep the floor in the best possible condition and water splash resistant, please ensure that you keep the pores in the wood topped up with oil as much as possible. More details about how to do this can be found in Care and Maintenance section here.
Get started with Ted Todd
Purchasing a Ted Todd or Woodworks by Ted Todd floor is easy, and the best place to start, is with a conversation. If you’re a Commercial customer, please click here
and if you’re looking for an Aged floor for your own home, find a retailer here.
Elsewhere, you can order up to 3 free samples of your favourite floors online – just put them into your cart, fill out your personal details and we’ll ship them to your door, with any further information required just a call away.