Deciding to renovate their 18th century home our clients wanted to replace the existing flooring. With solid oak at the forefront of their minds they next needed to decide on the grade.
Our oak flooring range consists of four grades; First Quality, Pippy, Rustic and Character. Our clients wanted a grade that was full of character which complimented the style of their home. They loved the look of our rustic grade, featuring a variety of knots and small cracks with lots of wild grain patterns along the boards. It’s a more ‘lively’ grade than First Quality for example which has a straighter cleaner grain and fewer knots.
Often customers are nervous of the fact that there are these natural imperfections in the timber. However, a qualified fitter is able to enhance these features making for a rustic floor. Any knots and small splits are filled with a mix of oak sawdust and glue which totally matches in. This creates a smooth finish, it does not detract but enhances the features within the floor. This was exactly the style of flooring our clients wanted to achieve.
Fitted throughout the entire ground floor the Rustic oak flooring gives continuity and flow to the space. With light flowing into the individual rooms it creates a variety of colour tones in the flooring. I think you’ll agree it really is a statement feature.
We are delighted with the oak for our floor. Ben spent time taking us through all the different grades and explaining about the available finishes to ensure we got what we wanted. We have some of the most beautiful boards with stunning markings. We’d not hesitate in recommending Ben – a true professional.
For further information about the other grades we supply, follow the link which takes you to our blog explaining the differences between the grades we offer.