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  • HW1026 Benito Rustic 190mm Engineered American Black Walnut Wood Flooring
    HW1026 Benito Rustic 190mm Engineered American Black Walnut Wood Flooring HW1026 Benito Rustic 190mm Engineered American Black Walnut Wood Flooring

HW1026 Benito Rustic 190mm Engineered American Black Walnut Wood Flooring

Finish your floor with the perfect trim

Finishing your floor with the ideal stair nosing, threshold, ramp or scotia makes the difference between a good floor and a great one. For this reason, at Havwoods we offer a complete range of trims, including T and end sections, pipe covers, cover plates and skirting/architrave profiles, specifically to complement every individual product, and they are stained, textured and oiled as appropriate to match each one as closely as is possible. Of course, this is a bespoke service so it will take approximately one week to fulfil your order.

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What is meant by rustic grade?

Whilst you are no doubt aware that wood is graded according to its appearance, you may be surprised to learn that there are no international grading standards. At Havwoods we deal with many different mills, from many different countries, so for consistency we have defined our own grading rules.

This board uses rustic grade timber, which means that it is visually very interesting. It will certainly contain knots and there are no limits to their size or number. Knots are formed when a branch has died and its base has become enclosed by subsequent layers of trunk wood as the tree grows, so their presence is emphasised by the grain of the wood flowing around it. Filler is used in the larger knots, the colour carefully selected to complement the wood rather than to match it exactly. The colour of the filler may vary.

As a rustic grade wood it will also contain both heartwood and sapwood and there will be colour variation. You may also see some checks (cracks across the growth ring) and possibly some end shake (cracks between the rings). None of these are cause for concern.

What is the species?

This product is milled in Europe from American Black Walnut. Also known as Eastern Black Walnut, this is a wood that is highly popular in North American where it is considered to be their premium domestic hardwood. It is also readily available, making it an ethical choice for your floor.

American Black Walnut has good dimensional stability, shock resistance and strength properties. The heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks and the colour can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood can be anything from pale yellow-gray to nearly white. It has a medium texture and, usually, a straight grain; figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen.

What is meant by engineered wood?

Some people confuse engineered wood with laminate, but nothing could be further from the truth. Laminate flooring may look like wood, but it is not, it is simply a photographic image under a clear protective layer. Engineered wood, however, is the real thing. And once laid it is virtually impossible to distinguish it from solid wood. But instead of being milled from a single piece of timber, engineered boards consist of several layers, and this construction results in a number of very sound advantages.

In an engineered board, the top layer is, of course, solid wood, whilst the other layers may be plywood, softwood or yet more layers of hardwood. Each layer is bonded to the next with the grain running at right angles, which makes it virtually impossible for the board to swell or shrink. So when it is laid it is highly unlikely to warp and gap, or otherwise suffer in the same way as solid wood flooring can when exposed to changes in humidity through the use of heating and air conditioning, or simply due to a change in the weather.

In addition to being far more stable, engineered wood offers several other benefits. It may be laid as a floating floor, as well as being nailed or glued down, and some planks even come in an easy to fit 'click' system. It is usually pre-finished, meaning you see exactly how your floor will look before it is fitted and ensuring a faster, easier installation with no mess and no fuss. And, because it isn't affected by changes in humidity, it is available in much wider, longer, more imposing planks. Finally, it is particularly kind to the environment, because every beautiful, stable, hard wearing engineered timber floor fitted uses less of the slow-growth hardwoods. Little wonder that engineered timber is now by far the most popular type of timber flooring fitted around the world.

What is a lacquered finish?

This is normally a polyurethane coating that covers the pores of the wood and forms a hard, resilient surface, protecting it against dirt and moisture. Traditionally, lacquered finishes were very high gloss, although modern pre-finished lacquered boards are now more likely to have a matt or satin finish in line with contemporary tastes.

Lacquered finishes are very easy to care for and should offer protection for up to around six years, depending upon the amount of traffic on the floor.

Colour Brown
Shade Dark
Construction Engineered
Finish Matt Lacquered Finish
Pattern 1-Strip Pattern
Species American Black Walnut
Thickness 20mm
Width 190mm
Product Range Section Venture Plank
Grade Rustic
Product Range The Wood Book
A complete range of T and end sections, ramps and stair nosings is available to complement this product: stained, textured, oiled and white oiled, where appropriate, to match it as closely as possible. This is a bespoke service and will take approximately one week from placement of the order.

To allow you to see the true quality of our products we provide a free sample service for most of the products featured on our website.


Complementary mouldings are available to order from our accessories range.

Please refer to the product data sheet in order to download the relevant documents.
Alternatively call +44(0)1524 737000 and a member of our sales team will be happy to help.

Cleaning & Maintenance:
> Maintenance Guide for Lacquered Wooden Flooring
> Maintenance Guide for Oiled Wooden Flooring
> Maintenance Guide for UV Oiled Wooden Flooring

> Engineered Wood Flooring Installation Over Underfloor Heating
> Engineered Wood Flooring Floating Installation
> Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring Nail Down Installation
> Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring Glue Down Installation

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Tags: Venture Plank, Rustic, Engineered American Black Walnut, 1-Strip Pattern, Sanded, Lacquered Finish, Magna