What is Pine wood flooring?
Outside of our much-celebrated War Office Pine, you’ll find most of our Pine floorboards in Woodworks by Ted Todd’s Bold Surfaces.
These reclaimed solid pine flooring options have a variety of usages, a truly showcase the versatility that Pine is much celebrated for.
Scout, Rivet, Empire and Capitol, just to name a few, are cladding options supplied in random with and length planks, that can spill across entire sections of walls and ceiling to make a bold design statement, like nothing you likely have seen before.
Each featuring the wide and striking grain patterns we come to expect form Pine, the edges of each piece have been hand-rolled, allowing the grain to take centre stage by improving the flow from board to board.
Tonally, there is a lot going on here too. From the fresh, light colours of Scout
to the deep indulgent dark colours that Empire
hosts, there is a hue for every specification available across our Pine floors.
Elsewhere you have Eternity
which again offers personality, rustic open nail holes and a stunning patina. The secret of Eternity’s aesthetics and performance comes from being original reclaimed
Victorian floorboards. To find them, we scoured the country, harvested the finest boards for our craftspeople to clean and fortunately, our gifted artisans used their sensitivity and vast knowledge to re-write the history of medium coloured boards.
We could continue, as Pine wood floors have a wealth of bonuses to bestow upon your project. From sound, to touch, to look, even to smell, this is a wood species that will seamlessly link your project back to nature, heightening the senses as it goes.
What are the benefits of Pine wood flooring?
The older Pine gets, the more interesting it becomes.
Thanks to our craftspeople taking great care to restore our reclaimed pine floorboards the original aged patina continues to shine, which is where the real beauty of this timber lies. As well as maintaining such, they use their skills to add texture, shape and tone – making these floors and cladding impressive feats of beauty.
In our endeavor to bring you the unique, we travel the globe and, occasionally, to our delight, rare finds are discovered much closer to home. We reclaimed our rare-find Northbank Pitch Pine and discovered that its birthplace was thousands of miles away across the Atlantic, where pockets of forest dotted along the East Coast of America. From the sandy highlands of North America to the River Mersey in Liverpool, it is fair to say that this Northbank pine has been on quite the adventure. We unearthered this pine in a disused warehouse at Garston Dock in Liverpool. Visit our website to find out more about the story of Northbank.
So, if you’re looking to add history, prestige and a link to the natural world to your project, you might just have found the perfect material here…
Characteristics of Pine wood
Considering Pine is from the softwood conifer variety, it is very durable, long-lasting and versatile, making an ideal choice in any project looking to use wood on a surface for a lifetime. The similar pitch pine grows more slowly and has more density and hardness than your typical red pine, also making it a strong option on the durability front.
This also makes it an easy timber to work alongside, and that’s to the skills of our Cheshire-based crafting team, there is a colossal selection of thickness, colour, texture and finish across our solid Pine flooring creations.
The natural properties of pine cannot be ignored either. All of the senses are enriched by the use of Pine and installing such in a project leads to a uniquely fresh feeling, one that other materials, especially laminates and other manmade alternatives, simply pale in comparison to.
How to install Pine wood floors
Whether you’re using Pine for flooring or cladding, it should only ever be installed by a competent professional.
Having made the investment in such a stunning reclaimed timber failure to get the basics right could be disastrous. Correct subfloor and wall preparation, installation methods and finishing touches make all the difference.
Pine can be easily maintained and will age gracefully provided you follow our care guidelines. For pine floors with restoration natural oiled finishes, we recommend Care System 2 and for other finishes opt for Care System 1 every few weeks, or as you see necessary.
The best rooms for Pine wood flooring
Pine flooring is the perfect choice for any project looking for a punch of nature; this can include if your design is looking to inject calmness, tranquility or subtle warmth.
We’ve seen Pine used on every surface, and given the wealth of material at our disposal, we’re unphased by even the largest of spaces – so whether it’s a single bedroom or an entire hotel you’re looking to cover, we can suitably provide.
The boards are splash resistant, so don’t worry too much about using them in kitchen areas, or around children.
Get started with Ted Todd
With such a wide range of textures and colours to sink your teeth into, often the best place to start with Pine is by ordering free samples, direct to your door.
Simply put your favourite floors and cladding in your basket, fill out your details and we’ll ship them out promptly, meaning you can start planning how best they will fit within your upcoming project.
Alternatively, visit one of your local retail partner, or one our Design Centres
in Cheshire or London, to experience these woods first hand, as there’s nothing quite like seeing and feeling the real thing.