Our guide to wood textures
Whether you’re looking for a floor that is naturally undulating, has a rough sawn texture that adds character, or something more subtle and smooth, we have several options for you to choose from.
Our floors feature a range of different textures, each defining a floors characteristic in the same way other visual elements would, such as tone and grade. These textures are considered part of the Woodworks ‘house style’ and have been designed by us to introduce natural movement and undulations into your project, linking it to the natural world.
Wood texture explains how a piece of wood feels. Different woods will feel smoother than others, and the wood’s surface texture is often determined by the number of processes it has undergone.
Our floors are created to have a different amounts and types of texture, defining how it will look and feel.
Let’s explore the different textures our portfolio has to offer…
GENUINE ANTIQUE FEATURES
Woodworks proudly presents three distinct Antique textures, each artfully restored to combine a harmonious blend of meticulous sanding, undulations and sawn marks, as well as exquisite edge detailing.
Every Antique floor possesses its own unique character, expertly rejuvenated by our skilled artisans within our workshops. Our restoration work aims to perfectly complement the inherent charm of each Antique surface, preserving its originality and history.
When striving for an elegant and refined traditional floor, the choice of texture becomes paramount.
This type of floor is meticulously fine sanded to achieve a perfectly level surface, with edge detailing that spans from gentle rolled edges to subtle micro bevels.
Every Woodworks sawn texture displays distinctive band saw marks, created when wooden components are cut from lumber. These saw marks manifest on the material’s surface with varying degrees of intensiveness.
Our sawn options include sawn, skip-sawn, 45° Chevron Sawn, and Shadow Sawn, each creating its own unique feel.
Various levels of brushing techniques used to reveal the timber’s natural grain. Light, medium, and deep brushed will vary with different wood species and reveal different levels of grain depth.
Raked and Riven techniques are the most intense, both creating strong visual statements. Brushed textures are ideal for both floors and walls.
A combination of broken edges, indentations and hand planing creates a random naturally worn texture across the board for an authentic look. Distressed wood can provide a weathered look that adds character to floors and cladding, a great example of this texture is Hip from our Bold Surfaces collection.
Introducing our weathered reclaimed wood, featuring an exposed grain that exudes a truly raw, rustic, and organic texture. While not designed for flooring, this option is suited for wall applications. This material boasts an industrial aesthetic, showcasing a naturally embedded black patina stemming from its previous use.
Opting for unfinished complex floor designs facilitates on-site finishing, ensuring a sleek, bevel-free surface. Before the floor is smooth sanded, you have the opportunity to fill any exposed joints or gaps.
Woodworks offers oil-based and lacquer-based finishing solutions for on-site finishing. These options encompass a range of sheen levels, including super matt, matt, satin, and gloss.