Venture Plank is a quality, high performance, engineered board characterised by a comprehensive spectrum of interesting shades and a smooth finish. Planks range from 12-21mm thick, and from 175-260mm wide. Whilst lacquered and unfinished boards are included in the collection, the majority are oiled - some with the new, ultra-tough Valour oiled finish whilst others utilise a fourth generation UV cured Hardwax Oil. Both of these finishes provide exceptional durability whilst maintaining a natural appearance. Venture Plank is ideal for most residential and commercial applications and can be used with our Magna raised access flooring system. All products are suitable for installation over underfloor heating.
All planks are sourced from superior European mills and feature a two-layered engineered construction comprising of a hardwood surface which accounts for around 25% or more of the overall depth (many 20mm planks actually feature a 6mm wear layer). This is usually backed by a technically superior birch ply which ensures greater stability. Venture Plank has a traditional tongue and groove profile with a bevelled or micro-bevelled edge and is milled to exceptional machining standards.
Colours are enhanced by techniques such as the use of white oils, smoking and thermal treating - sometimes known as firing. This ecologically sound treatment process uses no chemical additives to produce a dark timber with the colour running throughout the lamella, offering a genuinely viable alternative to tropical hardwoods. Furthermore, the process reduces the moisture content, increasing decay- and water-resistance, and can increase stability by more than 50%.
Please note that planks denoted by an asterisk are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Bronze and are also available as FSC® Certified (FSC-C009500) as a special order.
NB Packs will contain mixed length boards.