our showroom we have an extensive range of wooden
flooring to suit all tastes and practical requirements.
This page shows a small example of the variety of
species on offer.
light coloured hardwood that has been used for flooring,
decoration and furniture in historic homes and public
buildings for many generations. With its typically
pale-biscuit and contrasting warm-brown colourings, ash
is as big a favourite today as it has been with past
generations. Its appeal, with today's discerning and
proud home owners, lies in its particularly pronounced
and distinctive grain. As well as looking good, ash is a
resilient species and can be expected to stand up to all
the eventualities demanded of flooring today.
probably know birch as the tree with the thin peeling
bark most spectacularly seen in the silver birch
variety. But birch has long been used in furniture
manufacture and is now a popular flooring choice. It has
a fine, generally straight grain pattern and sometimes
shows very small pin knots. Whether it's the creamy
yellow of the sapwood - for a light clean look - or the
reddish brown of the heartwood - for a more elegant
warmth - birch provides its supporters with the
opportunity to express a truly individual style.
reddish coloured hardwood that is a current flooring
favourite because it presents a lovely "figured" pattern
on its face grain and finishes to a silky lustre. Cherry
is a medium-to-hard wood and has been described as
having the "warm colour of cognac" that darkens slightly
with time to become even more strikingly beautiful.
Occasional clusters of tiny knots, or very small dark
streaks set cherry apart from other hardwoods. Both
these natural characteristics result in a flooring which
is truly unique with every finished floor having a
"look" all of its own.
maple is highly regarded for its resistance to abrasive
wear, and is very much a flooring favourite because of
its finishing and appearance characteristics. Initially
very light in colour, it "matures" with time, to a
delightful honey shade. The maple tree is thought by
many to be the most beautiful tree in the forest, and
its timber produces flooring with a clearly defined
grained of equal beauty. Because of its relatively high
impact resistance, maple is a natural choice for use in
sports halls and on other commercial projects. This
feature makes is an ideal surface for today's busy
is a traditional favourite and probably the world's most
popular light coloured timber. It is chosen by most for
its durability and beautiful patterning. This strain of
the oak species is called "red" because of the rich red
colour seen in the tree's leaves in the autumn. It
produces flooring similar in general appearance to white
oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure and,
although traditionally not quite as popular as its
"white" sister, it has become more popular as the
current fashion for light coloured hardwood has grown.
it is oak's pronounced grain that catches the eye and
distinguished itself from all other hardwoods. White oak
is characteristically more fine grained and displays a
more grey-brown colour than its "red" sister.
Traditionally, it has been the more popular choice of
the species over the years, and is still found in the
furnishings and decor of country and stately homes.
Today, it is a popular choice with kitchen designers,
cabinet makers and furniture manufactures, and of
course, is a firm favourite for flooring.
"Rolls Royce" of cabinet woods, walnut produces flooring
with a greater variety of figure characteristics than
any other hardwood. Its light to dark chocolate brown
colouring, occasional purplish cast, and darker streaks
make it the most popular choice of darker coloured
flooring. A further characteristic of the walnut, the
wood's creamy sapwood, creates a stunning and brilliant
contrast to the dark hues, giving every walnut floor its
very own unique character. A walnut floor will stand the
rigours of everyday life with very little maintenance.