We are passionate about our wood floors, and our aim is to make sure you feel good when you live with them.
Here are some simple wood floor tips that we have learned over the past decades, on how to get the most out of your floor today, tomorrow and for years to come.
JUDGE THE WHOLE FLOOR, NOT EACH BOARD
Don’t get drawn into judging individual boards, it’s the overall look and feel of your floor that’s important. If there are some boards that you like less, ask the installer to locate these in a less prominent place. Also, wood is a natural product and there is always some batch-to-batch variation, so mix the batches from the start and not just at the end.
If you have some material over, keep these in a safe place as you don’t know when you might need them.
Any unused flooring can be easily recycled when it’s no longer needed or stored in a material library for future reference. So don’t worry about the potential environmental impact of having a little too much flooring.
These are made to complement and coordinate with your floor, (not to exactly match it). We finish these by hand, and due to variations in natural wood and the differences in how we make profiles to how we make floors, you will see some noticeable differences.
Wood is natural, so it will slowly change tone as it grows older. During this oxidisation process, different woods oxidise in different ways, most woods turn darker, and a very small number turn lighter.
Rooms that get direct sunlight may sometimes need blinds or screens to protect the floor from fading. This is from both direct heat as this can cause over 27°c surfaces temperatures & also from Ultraviolet Rays as this can affect the pigments in the wood.
All wood floors regardless of their finish will show surface scratches and dents over time. Using entrance mats and protective pads will help to reduce the number of dents and scratches you will see.