Wood Flooring from Havwoods UK
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Real wood flooring from Havwoods UK has been inspiring architects and designers for over forty years. We are the UK’s experts in engineered hardwood. We are leaders both technically and aesthetically, and stock hundreds of stunning oak floors, as well as other species, in reclaimed, engineered and solid wood in order to satisfy your passion for timber.
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Large samples of hundreds of our stunning flooring and cladding products can be viewed at four locations in the UK.
Gain inspiration from these Havwoods products used for walls, floors, ceilings, and even joinery all around the world.
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SAME DAY SAMPLES
Small samples of well over 400 wood flooring and cladding products are available to be sent same day, free of charge.
FLOORING CLEARANCE LINES
Our trade clearance products are no longer held as stock and are offered at a substantially reduced price in order to clear them.
Wood Flooring Types Explained
Only a few decades ago the choice was simple: planks or blocks in solid wood.
So designers had to turn to the use of different wood species to create stand-out floors. Now the options are very different.
ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING
Engineered boards should not be confused with laminate or veneer. Laminate uses an image of wood on its surface whilst veneer uses only a very thin layer of wood over a core of some type of composite wood product, usually fibreboard.
Engineered timber is now the most common type of wood flooring used globally. Not only is engineered wood flooring more stable than solid wood planks but it also offers alternative, easier methods of installation. Furthermore the technology has enabled the production of much wider boards, as well as the application of an enormous variety of really interesting finishes, reducing the demand for exotic species since their rich colours can now be simulated with the use of oils, heat and pressure.
SOLID WOOD FLOORING
Solid hardwood floors were originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building (the joists or bearers), and solid construction timber is still often used for sports floors as well as traditional wood blocks, mosaics and parquetry.
RECLAIMED WOOD FLOORING
Reclaimed wood from Havwoods doesn’t suffer such problems. Sourced from a variety of specialist mills, and including both solid and engineered products, all are planed, profiled and sanded using 21st Century production techniques so that they may confidently be specified for any residential or commercial application. Of course, if you prefer a distressed look in a brand new product, there are also a number of excellent reproduction reclaimed products in our Relik collection.
WIDE PLANK WOOD FLOORING
PARQUET WOOD FLOORING
Until quite recently most parquetry blocks were of unfinished solid timber, but at Havwoods a huge number of pre-finished engineered herringbone and chevron blocks are now available, adding the benefit of an enormous variety of choice in shade and finish. Furthermore, chevron and Versailles pattern flooring is also now available in pre-assembled panels, making a once complex installation remarkably simple.
REPRODUCTION ENGINEERED PLANKS
Durability limitations are due, not to technology, but to the cellular nature of wood itself. Indeed, wood floors coated with aluminium oxide lacquers were found to achieve quite amazing abrasion resistance in laboratory conditions, but proved unsuitable for practical use – the lacquer proved to be harder and more inflexible than the wood underneath which resulted in a surface with a tendency to shatter on impact or go white when scratched. But Fusion, our collection of reproduction engineered planks, provides a unique solution.
Produced by recreating our favourite floors on perfectly prepared High Density Fibre Planks. These engineered wood planks are considerably harder than hardwood, are totally consistent in their level of hardness, and, unlike wood in it’s natural state, are not cellular in nature. This means that they will not compress on impact and so can be successfully finished with the very latest aluminium oxide technology. The result is a beautiful, warm, matt lacquered 14mm bevelled plank which is installed as a floating floor, exhibits excellent acoustic and slip-resistant properties, and is virtually impossible to accidentally scratch, mark or dent.
WOOD VENEER FLOORING
HDF is compressed wood. It is considerably harder than hardwood, is totally consistent in its degree of hardness, and, unlike wood in its natural state, is not cellular in nature. This means that it will not compress on impact and is thus less likely to indent. It also means that it can be finished with an extremely hard lacquer without fear of the lacquer shattering. Par-ky is Europe’s leading brand of wood veneer flooring, and the only one Havwoods are happy to sell