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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 Fuming Process

This is a fuming chamber where heat and ammonia are introduced once the chamber is sealed. The Oak top layers are placed inside with timber spacers between them to allow the heated ammonia saturated air to circulate.  Fuming is a specialist process and depending on the final colour required the time taken can be a few hours to several days.

The Fuming Chamber

You can see here how the layers are spread out between thin wood battens to allow for full circulation so that the complete thickness of the top layer is fumed. This is important as in high traffic areas "Stained" wood can scratch whereas properly fumed oak like ours will be the same colour all the way through.

floor boards stacked for fuming


There will always be a lot of colour variation due to the process. If you look in old horse stables with oak beams you can see some of the variety of colours that can be created.

floor boards stacked for fuming


We try to reduce this but at it is a natural product you must expect the colour variation and it helps to create the beauty of a natural floor.

floor boards stacked for fuming