WOODWORKS BY TED TODD FLOORING
European Aged Oak Flooring
Our handmade collection of aged oak flooring is produced from the finest characterful oak from Europe. Brimming with personality, these oak floors contain features found in genuine antique and reclaimed woods. Originating in protected forest areas across the continent, from Northern Europe to Southern France, we have transformed a sea of organic European timbers into carefully handcrafted oak floor options for all occasions. Extra thick 6mm solid oak wear layers bonded to a hardwood birch ply core give stability and allow these floors to last a lifetime.
What is European Aged Oak Floor?
European aged wood floor is an organic flooring option brimming with an earthy quality. 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 – the natural scent, the sound, and the distressed flooring texture all bring you back to the outside world.
Crafting aged oak floors requires techniques from the specialist skillset we have developed for over 25 years in order to be transformed from simple boards into floors with perfectly imperfect saw-marks, undulating textures, and more.
What makes our Aged Oak Unique?
The recipe for many of our unique aged flooring 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 wood floor crafting techniques take years to learn, and even longer to master. As such, our aged oak floor 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 processes 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 floors as much as we love making them.
Available in a myriad of tones, from black bold Assier handcrafted European Oak floor to the light elegant Rouby French Oak and in plank, herringbone, chevron, and parquet de Versailles formats; you can select a 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
If you have made an investment in 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. Oak wood flooring installation guidelines are available to be downloaded.
European aged oak wood floor 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 European Aged Oak Wood Floors
All rooms and projects, both contemporary and classic, regardless of budget and tonal specifications, will find an aged oak floor 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 a 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 care for your wood floor can be found here.
Get Started with Woodworks by Ted Todd
Purchasing a Ted Todd or Woodworks by Ted Todd floor is easy, and the best place to start is with a conversation. Our aged oak floors are suitable for Commercial customers. If you’re looking for an aged floor for your own home, find a retailer.
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.