Fumed Oak Flooring - Wood Flooring Samples Available

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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.

Fumed Oak Flooring

FSC® Certified

This selection of solid oak floor boards have been fumed for a deeper colour tone using precision fuming chambers. Sustainably sourced from certified forests these beautiful wood floors complement any environment and are suitable for both domestic and commercial use.

We can supply any quantity of our floor ranges, if we don’t have the right wood flooring for your requirements, as a UK based manufacturer we can make bespoke wood flooring for you, subject to minimum quantities of 500 m2.

Please browse our wood flooring ranges online and add free samples to your basket or call 01666 504015 to discuss a project and obtain floor estimating advice.


There are many ways to colour oak flooring and one of the best is to fume the boards. In old stables with oak beams you will see the effect created by horse’s excrement where the steam rises which among other things contains ammonia. This darkens the oak over the years by reacting with the natural tannins of the oak. The result is a very warm brown old aged oak colour. This is the best way to create some “Grey” oak floors as well where the fuming time is much shorter.

Other methods include chemical staining, water based stains and reactive stains. Water based stains are not very good as the colour will easily scratch. A lot of our competitors state their boards are fumed, but in reality, they are stained.

We use heated sealed containers to fume our fumed oak wood flooring. Solid Oak is impossible to fume over short period so we fume our oak veneers all the way through. Fuming can take between 7 hours to 7 days depending on how dark the end wood floor needs to be.

To reduce colour variation, we use coloured oils so that any future damage is easy to repair. You can see how we fume and colour our engineered wood flooring below by clicking on the image of one our fuming chambers below.

Finishes: We finish our fumed boards with lacquer, Hard wax Oil and UV Oil and can also brush them. Brushing removes the softer grain and the process can be seen here >

Fuming room

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