Solid Wood Flooring


Solid plank/strip flooring 


This is the most common type of solid wood flooring used. Generally these floors are around 18-20mm thick and come in random lengths. Oak is typically the most common species used due to its stability and beauty. Most are supplied pre-finished with either lacquer, natural oil, or UV oil.

If being laid over a wooden sub-floor or onto wooden joists, the floor is installed using the secret nail method so no fixings are visible in the finished floor. Please note, if the sub-floor is existing floorboards, a layer of ply will need to installed to level the floor before the new floor is fitted.

If being laid over a concrete sub-floor, the floor is fully bonded to the surface using a rubberised adhesive to allow the floor its natural movement. A moisture test will need to be done on the sub-floor and should the readings be too high, a liquid damp-proof will need to be applied prior to installation.

A solid wood floor gives a very firm feel as you walk across it as apose to the cushioned feel you achieve with an engineered floor. The life expectancy of the floor is also greater than any other floor as it can be sanded and re-finished up to six times.



 

Herringbone Block Flooring 

 

These timeless floors exude elegance and style, and can be found in houses from century old cottages to more modern properties.

All wood block floors are fully bonded to the sub-floor, the preparation of which will depend on its composition. As with plank/strip floors, floorboards will need to have a layer of ply fitted, concrete sub-floors will need a latex levelling compound applied.

Block floors are available in a number of species including but not limited to Oak, Merbau. Rhodesian Teak, Iroko, Maple, Mahogany and Walnut. The majority are supplied un-finished, though there are a small number of aged, pre-finished blocks available now.

Un-finished blocks require sanding after installation. The blocks are then filled, fine sanded and sealed with your choice of finish. We normally recommend applying three coats of Bonakemi Lacquer, due to the short drying time and durability of the finish. The two main alternatives are natural oil, which gives a duller, more natural look, but does require re-oiling every 12-18 months, or Osmo polyx hard waxoil, which gives a more natural look whilst giving the protection of a lacquer. The downside of which is the long drying time (8-12hours), between coats. For this reason it is not normally recommended for hallways.



 



Mosaic Panel Flooring 


Although more popular in the 60s and 70s, there are still many mosaic floors in existence. Due to the decline in their popularity, the availability of these floors has decreased considerably. They are however still available in a handful of species. To check availability please contact us as our ability to source different species changes quite often. 

The most common demand for flooring of this kind is normally a customer wishing to infill part of an existing floor, i.e missing blocks or the infill of an old fireplace. Should this be the case, we can normally source a species close enough to the original to blend in. 

It is still possible, however, to install complete new floors using mosaic panels. Much the same as block floors, all mosaic floors are supplied un-finished, and require sanding and finishing with your chosen finish.

The picture to the right shows the merging of 2 different species of wood, which I'm sure you will agree blends in rather well. 


 Email us at: maswoodflooring@live.co.uk for more information 

Serving Northampton, Milton Keynes, Buckingham, Aylesbury and beyond.