Solid Wood Flooring Species
When trying to choose the best solid wood flooring, it helps to familiarise yourself with the different species of wood available. As you will see from the photos of the floors on our site, the different species of wood produce a very different look. However, it still helps to have some knowledge on the different species.
Find out more about the species of wood used in our flooring products below…
Oak – You’ll find that oak is the most common and popular species of wood used to create solid wood flooring. It contains knots, along with a variety of looping and straight grains within the wood. When installed, it provides a traditional, natural and chic look to the home.
We have a wide range of oak wood flooring available in a variety of finishes and sizes. It has been grown in Europe to ensure consistency and exceptional quality.
Walnut – With its rich, dark tones, Walnut floors boast a beautiful luxurious finish. They feature exclusive knots, burrs and grains, either in an irregular or linear pattern. The only thing to consider with this species of wood is that it does have a tendency to fade when exposed to natural sunlight.
Acacia – One of our more unusual species of wooden flooring, Acacia benefits from a dark and light multi tone design. This makes it instantly recognisable and it produces a more exotic look to the room. If you’re looking for a floor that’s going to add a chic, beautiful look, this could be the best species of wood to invest in.
Ash – Ash solid wood floors are known for their remarkable durability. They will withstand heavy foot traffic with ease and are especially complementary in darker rooms. The light colour of the wood helps to brighten up the space, helping it to feel larger than it is. Prominent grains of wood provide the floor with a lot of character, and it manages to retain its colour for many years to come.
Bamboo – Our hardest wearing solid wood floors are constructed with bamboo. This unique species of wood is created by sealing bamboo strips together. Not only are bamboo floors extremely durable, they are also environmentally friendly. Made from sustainable materials, this is an ideal choice for those looking to do their part for the environment.