Pine flooring is crafted from the treasured timber that dominates the landscape of the Northern hemisphere. Pine is ideal for flooring due to its beautiful aesthetic, strength, and malleable nature to work by hand. Our master craftspeople have honed their skills expertly throughout the years to bring out the best Pine has to offer.
Pine is used for all sorts of tough utility work, appearing commonly as flooring, wooden beams, and cladding. Floors in this species can be used for both flooring and wall cladding, due to their versatility.
What is Pine Flooring?
Pine flooring is flooring made from a variety of different species of pine and tends to feature a prominent grain, with small but elegant knots that give pine its unique character. For flooring, pine offers a clean and honest style.
There are hundreds of different species coniferous pine that are ubiquitously found across Northern Europe and North America. This includes Pitch Pine, Canadian Red Pine and Swiss Pine amongst many others.
Commonly associated with the Scandinavian and minimalist aesthetics, pine wood flooring is an enduring design choice.
The natural properties of pine cannot be ignored either. The use of pine flooring enriches all our senses and installing pine floors in a project leads to a uniquely fresh feeling through touch, look and scent.
What are the benefits of Pine Flooring?
Beauty: Thanks to our craftspeople taking great care to restore our reclaimed pine floorboards, the original aged patina, where the real beauty of this timber lies, continues to shine. As well as restoring the wood, they use their skills to add texture, shape, and tone – making these floors and cladding impressive feats of beauty. Our new pine is equally attractive, bringing a link to nature to your projects.
Variety: From the fresh, light colours of Scout reclaimed pine to the indulgent dark colours of Empire sustainably sourced reclaimed pine, there is a tone for every specification available across our Pine floors. Whether you are looking for a contemporary or classic flooring or wall cladding, there is a pine floor available to for your specifications.
Durability: Despite being a softwood conifer variety, pine is very durable, long-lasting, and versatile, making an ideal choice in any project looking to use wood on a surface for a lifetime. These pines grow to a strong density, and finished with intelligent choices, are fit for everyday challenges of modern life.
What style of Pine Flooring should I choose?
When we think of pine, we usually associate it with the pale, blonde colours of unstained pine. However, because of pine’s usability and versatility, when we reclaim or craft with it, we add to the characteristics of the wood.
Bleached: Bleached pine exudes tranquillity and has a peaceful nature. The lighter colour brings freshness to any project. See our Bleached War Office Pine for a chance to own a one-of-a-kind reclaimed wood floor.
Darks: For a look that blends tradition and contemporary values, look at our monochromatic shades of pine.
Rustic: Our reclaimed and antique pine floors contain beautiful historical imperfections. Museum quality, these woods preserve the past with modern innovation.
The best rooms for Pine Flooring
Pine flooring is the perfect choice for any project wanting a natural link. For all living areas, Pine can inject calmness, tranquillity and subtle warmth.
The boards are splash resistant, however, so they can be used in areas such as kitchens and hotel rooms without issue.
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 commercial project you’re looking to cover, we can provide flooring solutions to fit your brief.
How to install and care for Pine Floors
When installing pine flooring, it should only ever be installed by a competent professional.
Please see our wood floor installation guide for more details on installing any wooden floor.
One of the most remarkable aspects of pine flooring is how long it lasts despite being softwood. 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. For white floors, please use Care System 3 or 4, depending on your finish.
How can I order free samples of Pine Flooring?
With such a wide range of textures and colours to choose from, often the best place to start with pine is by ordering free samples.
Simply put your favourite Pine floors into your basket, fill out your details and we’ll ship them out promptly. We’ll also be in touch to discuss your project to ensure that your flooring selection is a good fit to your project.
Alternatively, visit your local retail partners, or one of 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.