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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.  Also a choice of side edges whether square shouldered, micro bevelled or aged - these are chosen to suit the individual look of the wood

 

Boards can be fitted in regular widths - so all boards exactly the same width, but as natural sustainable engineered and solid European oak, will have a lovely varied and mixed grain throughout.  This is important as you want wood to look like wood!

 

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

 

All boards come in random lengths - but good lengths.  This is the sustainable way!

 

The finish can be clean, contemporary, distressed, aged, smoked, prime or character grade - to suit you

 

ATC are here to help you decide with all these choices, which is the best for your particular property.  Please visit either Monmouth or Cheltenham Showroom first and chat with the experienced staff

 

Monmouth has a bigger selection of flooring - we have more room and afterall this is where all the preparation is done so you are very welcome to see the timber in its raw state and the work we do.  If you cannot make the normal working hours because of work commitments, please just request an evening or weekend appointment in Monmouth and we will be happy to oblige

 

ATC not only have display but good samples for you to take home and try out in your lighting.  To reduce waste we ask for samples to be returned back to us.  Remember if you are unsure about natural colours we can often fit flooring unfinished and then finish in your home a colour of your choice

 

If you bring a measurement with you we can give you an idea of cost.  You can see a lot of the floors we offer and discuss in detail

 

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.  Nowadays solid oak is more expensive than engineered oak and you cannot tell the difference

 

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 by helping you choose:

Type of grade for your home (Prime, Select, Character, Tavern, Dragged - all explained by us)

The colour you want to suit your home (from bright, smokey and mixed white vintage, rustic and contemporary to natural/warm traditional to black and dark exciting designer floors)...….and 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.  ATC would recommend having all the wood tongue and grooved on all four sides - the sides and the ends just makes for a better fit.  Otherwise delamination can occur if not correctly machined and you will end up paying twice.  ATC can advice you on this.  Please look for sustainable engineered oak flooring only

 

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 finishing service 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, Herefordshire and The Cotswolds

 

ATC offers a fully refurbishing service and love restoring old floors and bringing them back to their former glory

 

If you want references on our work please just ask and we are happy to provide