Our Manufacturing Facilities

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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.

Our Manufacturing Facilities

The Solid Wood Flooring Company's manufacturing cycle begins with a sustainable managed forest. The life cycle of these forest trees is over 150 years. This has enabled the felling each year of mature trees, leaving younger trees space to grow and at the same time allowing new trees to be planted, in fact more new trees are planted than there are harvested.

We have the capacity to produce 100,000 m2 of quality engineered wood flooring per month and with our own QC people on site at the production end we can guarantee consistency in keeping to the standards required. 

In the manufacturing cycle, we maximize the log stability and strictly control the moisture level through our sawmill and kiln drying facility, all our floors are dried to less than 8% moisture content. Logs are precisely sawn to maximize output and reduce cost and then kiln dried to industry standards to increase the durability and dimensional stability of all our floors. Our very precise milling ensures an easy and impeccable installation. The planks are manufactured straight, with a constant thickness and width. Our high manufacturing standards and our quality control process assure an easy and worry free installation, which saves time and reduces wastage. Our specialists select the finest trees and carefully inspect all timber before accepting the logs into the manufacturing cycle.

We always “balance” our engineered wood flooring in a kiln after gluing the top layer to the engineered back layer to ensure that the moisture levels are consistent throughout the board which reduces the tendency of cheaper version of engineered boards to bend. This takes 14 days to achieve a proper balanced engineered wood floor.

All our facilities are FSC certified to ensure that all our products are sourced ethically with the environment in mind. They also have EUTR compliance certificates where appropriate to guarantee the correct due diligence on any timber materials sourced.

Wooden flooring products are just like us, every tree is individual and unique as this is how nature works. The grain and colour variation on any single species of tree will be different, just like every human being is different. Even identical twins will have personality differences even though they may look alike. The seasons and climate changes will have an impact on trees and can alter their hue, colour and structure.

Wood flooring manufacturer facilities

the Homag Profiling Machine