TED TODD FLOORING
Plank Wood Flooring
Plank wood flooring, also known as hardwood flooring , is as simple as it sounds: using traditional timber beams to create long planks of wood. They can be constructed from one solid piece of wood or can be engineered from multiple layers of wood that are bonded into a very sturdy engineered plank that looks and feels like a solid plank.
Plank wood flooring offers sizes for every space, making it a smart, stylish and cost-effective option. With a huge range of widths and lengths available, you have all the options you need for your project.
Hardwood floors are very different to other wood effect floors such as vinyl, laminate and LVT, as hardwood floors are made from 100% natural wood, whereas the latter are made from manmade plastics.
What is Plank Flooring?
Planks are truly timeless, creating a look and aesthetic that is all its own.
At Ted Todd, we see it as our job to provide you with as many options as possible. No two projects are the same, which is why we’ve made our wood plank flooring as flexible as possible when it comes to sizing. We have a huge range of sizes, from narrow width (80mm) and traditional width (140mm), to extra wide (180 to 220mm) and superwide (260 to 300mm), making them incredibly versatile.
We also have a keen eye for detail. When it comes to plank flooring, it is often the edges that provide most of the character. We have all sorts of options, from micro-bevelled to hand-rolled and square shoulder, each of which brings its own unique character. Bevelled edges and hand-rolled edges can draw the eye, creating a more traditional look that emphasises the joins between each plank. Square shoulder edges butt up to each other closely, giving a smooth seamless look that can feel more modern.
What are the benefits of Wood Plank Flooring?
Hardwood floors are special things. Elegant and unique, walking over a floor that is entirely comprised of thick, high-quality planks is an experience like no other.
That’s why the Ted Todd range of wood plank flooring is specially engineered for you to get the most out of your project. Long and broad or narrow and slim, our range of planks offers you the best balance between form and function, offering solid, dependable wood which emphasises its uniquely natural qualities, adding a calming sense of elegance to any space.
You can really make an impact in a space by using planks. Think about your laying direction: narrow spaces can benefit from laying wood planks down the length of the room, whereas larger spaces and square rooms look fantastic with wood planks laid on the diagonal, which can create a feature that you can’t achieve with other flooring designs such as parquet.
The beauty of real wood plank flooring over other ‘copycats’ such as wood effect vinyl floors is that each plank is unique and individual – you’ll get no repeat grain patterns like you will in a vinyl floor – and they feel very sturdy underfoot.
How do you install Wood Planks?
There are many ways to install wood planks. Depending on the width, depth and construction of the floor, and the subfloor that you’re fitting it over, you could nail, glue or float the wood planks.
Please remember that a wood floor is an investment, and so should always be installed by a professional wood floor fitter.
To find out more about how to install your plank wood floor here.
Where can you install Wood Plank Flooring?
Wood plank flooring can be installed in most places, but the construction of the wood needs to be considered before fitting.
Solid wood floor planks can be installed in most spaces, but we would caution against installing them in bathrooms and basements. This is because there is more chance of moisture in these spaces which is not a good thing when it comes to solid wood planks!
Engineered wood floors are much more forgiving and can be used anywhere in the home. This is because they are constructed from layers of hardwood and so can handle some moisture.
What is the difference between Wood Planks and Wood Panels?
Wood planks and wood panels are similar in that they are both one piece of wood.
However they are very different, as a plank is one long piece of wood and panels are usually geometric patterns that have been fixed into place, with or without a border.
Well known wood panel pattern examples include parquet de Versailles, Parquet de Chantilly, and Parquet de Chevney.
What are the different styles of Hardwood Planks?
The term ‘hardwood planks’ covers all planks – both solid and engineered – that have been constructed from 100% hardwood. An example of an engineered hardwood floor is one that has been constructed from furniture grade birch ply.
There are many types of hardwood floors to choose from at Ted Todd. Many of our floors are European Oak, and these are our most popular option. We also have a whole collection of specialist woods, which includes planks made from responsibly sourced American Black Walnut, Morado and Tajibo. You can filter our products by species, so that you can see just the Oak plank flooring, or American Black Walnut planks on their own, or you can view all our wood plank flooring in one place.
Our Woodworks by Ted Todd portfolio, which encompasses our handmade and reclaimed collections, also feature rarer woods such as reclaimed Oak planks, reclaimed Pine, antique Elm and Douglas Fir.
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