UK: Hardwood Flooring: Manufacturers & Suppliers
ABOUT HARDWOOD FLOORING
The main types of hardwood flooring are: solid, engineered, and parquet. Solid hardwood flooring is made from a single thickness of wood, in narrow or wide strips. Engineered hardwood flooring is of sandwich construction. It has a surface of solid hardwood; a support layer, typically made of pine strips; and a backing layer, typically of veneer. Engineered hardwood floors are more stable than solid hardwood floors, with less tendency towards twisting or warping. Parquet hardwood floors are made of solid blocks of wood, laid in herringbone, basket weave, or ladder patterns. Leading UK suppliers of hardwood flooring are profiled below the panel of sponsored links.
LEADING HARDWOOD FLOORING MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS
Kahrs: Engineered Hardwood Flooring. Kahrs
is a leading manufacturer of hardwood flooring including engineered flooring.
Its UK operation is based in Havant, Hampshire. The company was formed in 1857 by Johan Kahr, who started a small wood turning business in Nybro, in the middle of the
forests of Smaland in Sweden. Kahrs engineered wood flooring is constructed from
plywood, with to which a surface layer of hardwood (typically 3mm thick), and a
bottom layer of spruce veneer are glued. The plywood provides great dimensional
stability, and the hardwood layer provides the look of natural hardwood. The
engineered floor can be re-sanded twice in its life, and can be used with under floor heating.
Hardwood options for the surface
layer include: Ash, Beech, Birch, Cherry, European Maple, Hard Maple, Jarrah,
Jatoba, Merbau, Oak, and Walnut. As well as plain straight planking, Kahrs offers engineered floor in parquet-like
designs. It also offers a ship's decking
pattern, and distressed, bevelled or brushed hardwood finishes.
Junckers: Hardwood Flooring. Junckers of Denmark is a leading European manufacturer of solid hardwood floors and flooring. It was founded in 1930 by Flemming Juncker, a young and visionary Danish Master of Forestry. It initially made railway sleepers, moving on to flooring products. The Junckers UK operation is based in Witham, Essex. Junckers hardwood flooring is available as strip boards or wide boards, in a wide range of timbers. The surface can be lacquered, oiled, or untreated. Junckers hardwood floors are available in thicknesses up to 22mm. Junckers supplies solid hardwood flooring in Ash, Merbau, Sycamore, Oak, Jatoba, and Press-Dried Beech. This provides a range of colours from light pale to dark brown. Juckers also supplies engineered hardwood flooring. This is available in two forms. The three strip form has three strips of hardwood glued together to form a single interlocking board; the one-strip form has a single strip of hardwood forming each board.
Victorian Woodworks: Parquet Hardwood Flooring. Victorian Woodworks, based in Upminster, Essex, specialises in the supply and installation of reclaimed hardwood flooring. It offers wide boards, extra wide boards, planks, strip, overlays, woodblock, parquet, stab parquet, and hand made panels. It offers reclaimed parquet flooring in Pitch Pine Woodblock, Maple Woodblock, English Oak Woodblock, and Mninga Woodblock. Patterns for parquet floor sinclude: Herringbone, Chevron, Stab Parquet, Pointe de Hongarie, Parquet de Versailles, Parquet de Chantilly, Maiche, Tile & Ladder, Ladder, Ratio, and Brick Block. It also supplies steps, stairs, bead and butt, and panelling. Victorian Woodworks can supply reclaimed hardwood flooring in keeping with many historical styles including: Baroque, Rococo, Regency, Georgian, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and Edwardian. Different surface colours, hues, and textures can be provided, including: Pit Sawn, Timeworn, Skipsawn, Swedish, Scandinavian, Driftwood, and Town & City.
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