1. Easy to choose
2. Expertly Installed
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Assessing your wood floor samples
There are so many elements that go into choosing a wood floor. To help you make the best choice for your project, use this checklist to ensure you get the right floor and the best value for money.
Your wood floor checklist
The wear layer is a great indicator of quality in engineered boards – the thicker the wear layer, the more times you can re-sand. All our engineered boards have a wear layer of 3-6mm.
We offer floors with a minimum 8mm up to 25mm thickness. 20mm engineered floors deliver a quality product that out-performs traditional solid wood floors and last longer than 13mm and 15mm floors. Make sure you compare like-for-like prices to save replacement costs.
Samples are often too small to access the width of the board, so make sure you’re familiar with the width and price of the floors you’re considering. Wide boards give a more expansive look, especially in a larger space but tend to be more expensive.
There are four grades of wood: prime, select, nature and rustic. Make sure you compare like-for-like in order to get the best value for money. There are significant differences between different grades which could
ultimately affect the look of your project.
Clean, uniform appearance with minimal knots, sap and minor colour variation
Presents natural characteristics with some knots and minor colour variation.
Broad range of natural characteristics
Often known as character or barn grade. For a rough and casual look. In short, the lower you go in terms of grade, the more rustic finish the wood has.
Some floors, especially solid wood floors, are not suitable for use with underfloor heating systems. All Ted Todd and Woodworks engineered floors are suitable for installation over underfloor heating. Always consult your heating engineer before installation.
All pre-finished Ted Todd floors are fully finished. Beware of hidden costs of floors requiring additional on-site finishing.
Always check whether the product you are purchasing is FSC certified. Companies can be FSC certified whilst still selling non-certified products or applying a surcharge for FSC products.