Collection: ANTIQUE


About this product

New for 2023: Merrain, part of our exclusive Antique collection, created from the finest antique French Oak.

All Woodworks floors are handmade to order in our Cheshire workshops, and Merrain is no exception. 

It’s name is a nod to the source of this antique timber. Incredibly, we reclaimed and restored this antique French Oak from historic vodka vats in Europe. The oak used to make these vats or barrels is actually called “Merrain” and is a very special variety of timber. These barrels will have been recycled and reused in vodka production for over 100 years. 

Merrain Oak, originally farmed from a specifically designed forest within the region of Murlin, France, is some of the finest French Oak available and is scarce in its supply. These trees were actively farmed for 180 years in order to cultivate specific growing conditions, giving way to exceptional aesthetics. 

The oak is a unique mellow oak tone, very tight grained, with almost no knots and grown very straight and high. Each tree used is specially selected and grown with space around it to give the timber these unique properties. Surrounding trees are cleared from the forest to allow the Merrain to thrive, growing strong upwards. Branches are also continually removed during it’s growth, to ensure that minimal knots form in the timber. 

This is not nature left alone, but a very specific environment managed to create this unique material. 

Due to the rarity and value of this French Oak, it is much sought after by spirit and winemakers across the world, thanks to its epic proportions. Merrain Oak has never before been offered as a floor, let alone as an Antique. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in a one of a kind floor. 

Random Width Plank
Wood Species:
Reclaimed Oak
Genuine Reclaimed Sourced
Surface Texture:
Original Patina
Original Polished Patina
Up to 4m
Wear Layer:
Edge Detail:
Hand Rolled Edges
Specification Sheets


Architectural Details

Add the perfect finishing touch with our architectural details all of which have been specifically designed and manufactured for Ted Todd. 

Mouldings, trims, beads, skirting, architrave, treads and risers are architectural details that are an essential part of every flooring installation. Special consideration should be given to floor-to-floor transitions, floor-to-wall design, and how floors progress across multiple levels.

Architectural details give spaces cohesion and create a harmonious flow, softening connections and hiding delineations. All of these  details are most effective when they work seamlessly with your floor. This is why our floors and architectural details are created by us, to complement each other.


Installing a wood floor is no mean feat and we always recommend it is undertaken by a professional flooring fitter.

Everything you need to know to install and care for your floor can be found in our installation guides, which you can find here.

Explore our brochures

Our brochures allow you to explore all our floors in one place. Many of our floors are shown through customer imagery to give you an idea of the size, scale and tone to help you decide which is right for your project or home.

Click here to view our brochures online and begin your wood floor journey.

Care and maintenance

To prevent any potential harm to your floors, it’s crucial to choose the right cleaning products. Unlike many generic floor cleaners that contain solvents or bleach, which can lead to floor damage and discolouration, our Ted Todd specialist cleaning products have been designed to protect and promote floor longevity.

  • If your floor has a lacquered or hardened oil finish, use Care System 1.
  • If your floor has a natural oil or hardwax oil finish, use Care System 2.
  • If your floor is white and has a lacquered or hardened oil finish, use Care System 3.
  • If your floor is white and has a natural oil or hardwax oil finish, use Care System 4.

You can read more about our Care Systems and purchase them here.


Since we began manufacturing wood floors, we’ve been driven by our deep-rooted commitment to the environment. We’re the market leader in sustainably sourced wood floors. Since 1997, we have been FSC® compliant, and the great majority of our wood flooring and cladding options are FSC® or PEFC certified and we have many third-party accreditations.

Most companies will charge extra for this certification, but we include this as a commitment to a better, healthier planet for years to come.

This means you can rest assured, that when you choose a Ted Todd floor, you are investing in the future of our planet, and helping to keep spaces healthy on the inside. Read more about our commitment to sustainability.


Our floors are constructed for demanding environments and our confidence in them is reflected in our warranty. We mark our 30th anniversary by extending our warranty to an impressive 30 years. We’ve spent three decades perfecting our craft and delivering exceptional quality. This remarkable milestone is a testament to our commitment to excellence and durability.

Now, when you choose a Ted Todd or Woodworks floor, you not only experience excellent customer service and the very best wood flooring but also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with an extended 30-year warranty. To find out more visit our Warranty page.