Real Wood Floors Overview

In this section of our site you will find general information on product types, wood types, floor installation designs, finishes, floor care and underfloor heating.

Product Types Guide

Real wood floors are available in many different forms, from engineered planks through to bespoke parquet in various designs. On this page, we’ll explain the benefits of each type and how they are produced.

Wood Types Guide

There are a vast number of different timber species.  On this page is information about many of the hardwood species we use in our wood floor installations. These can be used for all types of hardwood flooring including parquet floors, wood block floors, aged and distressed floors and engineered floors. We have a beautiful selection of traditional and exotic woods in light, golden, red, and dark tones from all over the world, including Oak, Beech, Walnut, Ash, Maple and Mahogany.

Design Guide

We offer real wood floors in a wide range of designs, including Herringbone, Double Herringbone, Basket Weave, Chevron and Breton Cross. All of these designs are available in bespoke parquet flooring and many in other product types, including engineered floors. Borders and Motifs can be used in combination with most designs to complement any wood floor.

Finishes Guide

You will find on this page details of the finishes we offer for new and restored floors. Finishes included lacquers, stains, oils and other textures and treatments. We mainly use Bona lacquers and Osmo oils which are well established brands and offer excellent wear and durability.  Please see our Creations page for details of our prefinished floors, which we texture, colour and finish at our workshops, before delivery to site.


Our floorcare page provides useful advice on how to look after a solid wood floor to prevent scratching, staining or damage. It also provides information on cleaning and recommended products for maintaining a lacquered or oiled finish.

Underfloor Heating Guide

This page provides useful information if you wish to install a wood floor over an underfloor heating system.