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Wood Panel Flooring

Wooden floor panels are perfect for constructing your dream floor design. These wood panels are usually 980 x 980mm, and are all constructed from engineered blocks on a birch ply base. The flooring can help create timeless patterns, such as with parquet floor panels, a distinctive diamond pattern made famous in the Palace of Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors.

At Ted Todd, we’ve also invested a lot of time ensuring that our high-quality wood panel flooring is designed and made so that the patterns match up seamlessly once laid. In fact, our range of wood panels, which also includes chequerboard and fingerblock designs, has been used in museums and historical houses in the UK and around the world, often alongside centuries-old originals. Explore our collection below.


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About Wood Panel Flooring by Ted Todd

All Ted Todd panel flooring is created for greater stability, durability, consistent designs, and ease to fit. This is achieved by layering and bonding layers of solid wood together. In engineered wood flooring, the grain of each piece runs in a different direction to its adjacent layer. This enhances the plank’s strength and resilience and reduces the wood’s natural tendency to expand and contract – which means it’s perfect with underfloor heating or in areas like cellars, basements, or conservatories where moisture and temperature levels may vary.

The top layer of these boards is known as the wear layer. This means that floors can be sanded and resealed provided the wear layer is sufficiently thick. The thicker the wear layer, the more often the floor can be resanded. All Ted Todd and Woodworks by Ted Todd hardwood flooring panels use a 4mm-6mm hardwood layer on top of birch ply, oak layers, or a blockboard core, meaning that they can be resanded as needed.

What are the benefits of Panel Flooring?

The most obvious attraction of wood panel flooring is the fact that it’s an easy way to deliver pattern and texture to a space. These are designs that can be tailored to modern or classic schemes, are easy to fit. This is especially true for chequerboard and fingerblock which require a large number of small blocks to make up the pattern.

Herringbone and chevron wood floors are fitted as individual blocks whereas wood floor panels are supplied fully finished and ready to fit. All Ted Todd panels are tongue and grooved for easy installation.

Unlike laminate and LVT, hardwood panels are 100% wood with solid eco-credentials. Ted Todd uses new wood and is always sustainably sourced with most floors having FSC or PEFC certification. The ultimate in sustainable flooring has to be the reclaimed and antique wood flooring from Woodworks by Ted Todd using reclaimed and antique wood panels, some many hundreds of years old.

How do you install Wood Floor Panels?

Even though most of the hard work has already been done before the panel flooring arrives on-site, there are still important considerations to ensure that the wooden floor panels are fitted correctly. For that reason, we would always recommend that the floors are installed by wood flooring professional fitters.

They will be able to make sure all the necessary jobs are finished before the panels can be fitted, including all decorating and joinery, and that the sub-floor is flat and dry. They will also make sure that the correct underlay and installation method is used. To find out more about installing your floor panelling here.

How to choose a Wood Panel Flooring design

Firstly, you should evaluate your room’s interior design and then find a panel flooring that will match. The flooring can be arranged in a number of ways to make bespoke patterns. While there are many historical associations with this type of hardwood flooring, by varying the colour and construction there are wood floor panels for both modern and classic schemes.

Next, choose between smooth and textured wood, micro bevelled versus square shoulder edges, or bleached beach tones as opposed to rich colours. For a more traditional aesthetic, opt for rich, dark colours with lots of texture to create a level of opulence. If you’d like to create a more contemporary space, lighter smoother grains can help with this.

Where can you install Wood Floor Panels?

A wood panel floor can be installed anywhere and with so much choice around designs, species, tones, and finishes there is a panel to suit every project. This type of flooring is perfect for rooms where you’d like to make a statement, for example living rooms and dining rooms. However, it is also a popular option for commercial spaces, as the durability of these floors won’t be damaged by excessive footfall.

Remember that these panels do not actually have to just be used on floors. These decorative panels can also be used on interior walls and ceilings, too. Wall panels deliver impact, warmth, pattern, and texture to vertical spaces and can be seamless if using chequerboard or continuous versailles panels. A great example is Woodworks by Ted Todd’s Carbonised panels, which have been made using the traditional Japanese Yakisugi technique.

Choosing and ordering Panel Flooring

Due to the size of wooden floor panels, it is important to make sure you see a full panel to get an idea of what the floor will look like in-situ. The best way to do this is to visit one of the Ted Todd Design Centres, either in London and Warrington, where you will be able to see the full collection in all the designs across both the Ted Todd and Woodworks Collections. If you book an appointment, we’ll make sure that all the panels you’re interested in are ready to view when you come in.

For commercial projects, talk to one of our commercial teams about the panels you’re interested in. They can arrange samples and appointments to view the floors you’re interested in specifying. To talk to one of the team or book an appointment, please use our commercial contact page.

If you’re looking to use wood floor panels in your home project, please check that the retail partner nearest you has samples of the panels you’re interested in before you visit. Find your nearest partner.

Quarter and full panels are available for purchase for presentations with the cost redeemable against any future purchases. These panels are all handmade to order so they will take around 2-4 weeks to deliver from order.