Characterised as warm, robust and resilient, timber flooring has many benefits. Timber remains one of the most solid and long-lasting types of flooring available on the market. As one of our architectural clients said about their studio floors by Style Timber, “We do absolutely nothing, we’re rough with the floors, we don’t maintain them but they continue to look good”. After long use, timber floors can easily be re-sanded to regain their original beauty. However, selecting the right timber floor that will meet both your needs and expectations can be a difficult task. So, here are a few points to take into account that could help you make your decision.
Regardless of the room’s size, the colour you choose for your flooring will always have an important impact on the overall feeling of the room. If you are designing a large space, you might want to use warm and dark tones for your floor. These types of colours tend to make a large room look and feel more cosy, but can also give a more powerful and dramatic contrast at the same time. For a smaller room, people often think that a lighter colour is the way to go, however dark floors can work just as well for small spaces! Check out both of our European Oak Strip Flooring and Herringbone Collections for inspiration. All our collections have a wide range of colours to suit every type of room, and we can also custom make colours to suite your requirements! Get in touch for more information.
The width of your timber boards is a choice based on both the aesthetic you want to give the room and the budget you have. The most common choice is 190mm, however wider boards are becoming very popular due to their ability to make a space appear larger. Widths of up to 300mm are now being used, and up to 400mm with our Cadorin Italian range. For something different, check out our ‘random widths’ range, Chalet Collection, consisting of mixed width of 110/190/300mm! We love random widths in a space as they add a point of difference and a nod to the contemporary styling that is so popular in Italy.
The grain relates to how much character – veins and knots – the floor has. A wood’s grain is determined by its origin and the method used to cut it. Choosing the right type of timber according to its grain also depends on the look of your project and the budget you have allocated. For instance, a timber board with no markings is rarer, and therefore more expensive. Boards with apparent knots and veins are more accessible and will give a more natural feel to your space. For a proper authentic and rustic look, we offer our Reclaimed Collection. This collection includes genuine recycled timber and reclaimed reproduction wood of mixed species such as European Oak, American Red Oak and Elm. Burned effects, nail holes, worm holes, saw marks, even cracks are all visible as part of the surface finish, creating an aged appearance. Due to difficulties sourcing recycled timber, board size including width is rarely identical, which can be a beautiful feature for your project. These aged timbers are more durable and harder than fresh timber, so they can actually last longer! Our Reclaimed Collection boards are prefinished with an oil coating and then engineered. They add warmth, character and a rustic charm to any space.
To discuss your timber flooring requirements, including how we can help you achieve your desired space, get in touch!