Active Stains to Carbonising: How we create colour.

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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.


Active Stains to Carbonising: How we create colour.

Posted in Technical By Solidwood Company

Recently we have added more information onto our website regarding the colouring of wood floors and in particular, oak flooring.

Here at the Solid Wood Flooring Company, we have a commitment to manufacturing high quality wood flooring that is environmentally friendly and from sustainable sources – Hence we don’t use harmful chemicals when colouring wood flooring.

Instead we use Active Stains, Water Based Stains, Timberex Aqua Finishes, Fuming and Smoking, Carbonising and Coloured Oils. Visit our Architects and Designers section for an explanation of each method and what they do to the wood flooring.

We can even use a combination of the above methods to create your perfect wood flooring. See our Inspiration Gallery for some of our very best coloured wood floors.

When designing colours to match interiors we advise you to send us the veneer colour you want and we can then select the best raw material to achieve a matching colour using any of the above methods.
We are continually developing ways of treating our engineered oak floors and are confident that we can create whatever you need.  Please contact our experts on 01666504015 or email us at: