WOCA master oil treatment oils were the obvious choice for the very high traffic Eurostar project in St Pancras which was opened by the Queen in November 2007. WOCA master oils were chosen because of the worldwide reputation of successfully treated high traffic projects including Copenhagen Airport, where nearly 20,000 square meters were laid and then treated with WOCA Master oils over 25 years ago. This has been maintained ever since with the WOCA oils, and the floor still looks magnificent.
Engineered wooden flooring comes in a large range of finishes and styles. It also comes in different structures and it is important to understand the implications of how the boards are manufactured to appreciate the effect they can have on the application you want to use the flooring for.
Parquet flooring, including traditional herringbone, weave patterns, square blocks, chevron and many other design are possible
Parquet flooring was used in the old days to create patterns with small blocks of wood because there was no engineered flooring available and wide planks expanded and shrank consistently. These boards also warped and twisted due to climatic changes. This is why in old buildings, such as pubs, you can see gaps between the boards and drafty floors.
Do not let this blog put you off buying a wood floor. We are here to help and all this blog does is point out some of the major pitfalls that can occur to the inexperienced wood flooring buyer. Too many companies on the Internet just want to sell the flooring and walk away; this is not how the Solid Wood Flooring Company does things. A good quality wood floor will last a lifetime! Why buy and install an inferior product that you may have to replace after only a few years.
Many people are unfamiliar with terms used in a particular industry, this blog is intended to help explain these phrases in a simple way, please let us know if you have any comments on these. There are a few blogs with separate headings on different aspects of wood flooring and fitting.
Timber, wood flooring and the terms used in its construction from tree to unfinished floor
There is a lot of hype about the pricing on wooden flooring and also a lot of very cheap wood in the market that will not last. It is pointless trying to go “cheap” as you will get flooring with a lot of sapwood that is softer and will not wear as well.
The other issue is the finish, the cheap woods tend to have a very poor finish that will not last and you will spend more money trying to keep you floor looking nice than you would if you had bought a top quality floor.
Buy cheap wooden flooring and suffer the consequences! A lot of people do not carry out the necessary research when looking at, installing or purchasing wood floors. Do not be misled by people who just want to sell the flooring. Buying a cheap wooden flooring and not having it fitted professionally will not cost lives but could cost you thousands of pounds.
We might be wrong but unless you live in a bungalow then chances are that you have a solid wood floor in your lounge, perhaps in the reception hall. Maybe you’re just thinking about it and wondering what to do about the stairs.
Aesthetics are important when you want to install a wooden floor however it is often best to make the look that you want only a part of the deciding factor in your choice of woods.