The PurePlank collection comprises of affordable, click system, engineered planks with a top layer of European oak bonded to two layers of softwood. The entire collection is produced from FSC® timber (FSC-C009500) and is notable for its exceptionally consistent quality. As such, it has become a firm favourite for use in large, multi-occupancy residential projects.
This is a veneered plank, which means that the top layer of prime grade European oak is thinner than on our other engineered planks and cannot be sanded down. It is excellent value for money and features a remarkably tough finish made from eight layers of UV lacquer, as well as a layer of cork that ensures improved thermal and acoustic properties. As such it is ideal for both residential and light commercial applications.
This plank is usually available from stock and may be laid over under flooring heating. 14mm thick planks are also available from the PurePlank collection, featuring a thicker wood lamella which may be sanded down if the need arises: see more PurePlank planks, or use the 'products' drop-down menu to further refine your search.
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.
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 prime grade timber, which is the cleanest of all the grades. There will be few, if any, knots and they will be of minimal size. There will also be minimal sapwood and relatively little colour variation.
If you prefer a board with more visual variation then refine your search to look for a character, natural or rustic grade board.
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.
What is FSC® Certification?
If a product is labelled as being “FSC® Certified" it means that the both timber itself and the manufacturing process including the entire chain of supply meet the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. This includes addressing issues such as illegal logging, deforestation and global warming, with positive outcomes on economic development, environmental conservation, poverty alleviation and social and political empowerment.
Matt Lacquered Finish
American Black Walnut
9.0 / 0.6mm
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A complete range of T and end sections, ramps, stair and flush 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.