Boards and Planks
SOLID OR ENGINEERED SUSTAINABLE EUROPEAN OAK
Planks or boards come in a variety of widths and thicknesses - there is a wide choice.
Boards can be fitted in regular widths - so all boards exactly the same width, but as natural oak, will have a lovely varied and mixed grain throughout.
Or alternatively boards can be fitted in random widths - twenty years ago this is how all flooring was fitted. You would use all the wood you had and mix the widths. This gives a very traditional and different look.
The finish can be clean and contemporary or distressed, aged and smoked.
ATC are here to help you decide which is the best for your particular property.
Solid oak planks are exactly that - oak through and through. Solid planks have more movement over the seasons, will creak more and have to be treated with respect! One of the most important things is to make sure that the solid wood is acclimatised for as long as possible and then some more, prior to fitting. I would certainly recommended an experienced Fitter when fitting solid oak boards.
Engineered is a quality oak - veneered onto a marine grade ply back. The trick is to get the engineered oak looking like a thick solid oak floor - we can do this - to any colour you want with an easy to maintain, easy to live with, hardwearing finish. It is vital that the engineered has been machined to perfection without any short cuts in the manufacturing to save on cost. Otherwise delamination can occur if not correctly machined and you will end up paying twice. ATC can advice you on this.
You will always needs solid oak for handmade thresholds, framing fireplaces, sections by patio doors, skirtings and to finish off the work. We would recommend using experienced Carpenters for this work, as the end result is always worth it. It is all down to the finishing touches these can make or break the final look.
ATC offer a full supply, fit and finish all inclusive price - no hassle, no hidden costs - fully professional work from start to finish. All our work is guaranteed and carried out by our own in house Carpenters.
This is a service we offer throughout Monmouth, Monmouthshire and South Wales, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Ledbury, Herefordshire and The Cotswolds.
If you want references on our work please just ask and we are happy to provide.