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Wood Flooring

Solid or engineered, a hardwood floor is a stunning and lasting addition to any home or commercial space.
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Our Real Wood Flooring

At Sutton Timber we offer both solid and engineered real wood flooring. Responsibly sourced from forests across the UK and Europe, you can be assured that our timber is an environmentally friendly option helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

solid oak flooring
solid ash floor kitchen
solid oak flooring

Real solid wood flooring is hard to beat, crammed with character and interesting grain it creates a stunning addition to any property. For a period home or a older property, solid flooring is the obvious choice. It not only retains the character and fits with the original features of the building, but it also adds value to your property. Our unfinished solid wood flooring is available in a variety of species including oak, ash, elm, sweet chestnut, cherry and sycamore. We specialise in wide boards, but also supply solid, real wood flooring in a variety of longer lengths and widths according to the clients requirements. Our solid wood range comes in a thickness of 20-22mm.


Engineered Oak Flooring
engineered flooring
white oiled engineered ash flooring

A desirable and sometimes a more affordable alternative to solid flooring, our engineered wood flooring is particularly popular when used over underfloor heating. Engineered boards consist of a top layer of your chosen solid wood, called a veneer. This is bonded to a high quality exterior waterproof birch ply which provides superb stability.

Engineered floors are ideal for areas that have a higher moisture content like kitchens and bathrooms but is equally beautiful in any room in the home or commercial environment. One advantage of an engineered floor is that it is quicker to lay. Boards can be either glued directly onto a concrete screed, secret nailed onto a subfloor or joists or laid as a floating floor where underfloor heating is required. Our engineered flooring comes in a range of finishes including high gloss, matt lacquers, natural oiled, satin or unfinished.


Fitting of Floors

We are happy to offer advice on the fitting of your solid or engineered floor. We have teams of highly skilled,  reliable fitters available to carry out the laying of your real wood floor. If choosing your own fitter, we strongly recommend you use an experienced company to carry out the installation. Can’t decide? View our blog section to read about the differences here:


Solid wood flooring is produced from boards cut from solid hardwood logs.  Engineered flooring is constructed of layers of ply bonded together with a top veneer of solid wood.  See our infographic for more information.

Laminate is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures. An image of hardwood is then placed over the composite wood, covering it to form the laminate.  Laminate cannot be resurfaced and therefore has a short useable life span. Both solid and good quality engineered wood floors can be re-finished, re-sanded, and re-coated.

A natural resource wood is both renewable and recyclable. Bacteria, dust and dirt do not become embedded in wood flooring unlike other flooring options. Less dust in the atmosphere creates a healthier environment which is especially important for allergy sufferers.

Mixed width flooring combines boards of varying widths taken from the whole of the trunk.  Producing very little waste it is more cost effective and environmentally friendly.

Read our guide explaining the differences between square and bevelled edged flooring.

There really are no hard and fast rules.  Wide boards in a narrow space make the space appear larger.  Narrow boards on their own can make a space look too busy. A combination of both wide and narrow is very popular

Wood flooring is perfectly suitable for pets as it is hardwearing and durable and very easy to clean. Our comprehensive guide explains more.

Read our guide offering a simple calculation. However we always recommend asking a professional to do this if you are unsure.

We recommend adding 7-10% to the room’s sq. m. in total.

All plumbing, electrical work and decorating much be carried out prior to installation.  All wet trades must be completed such a plastering and must be totally dry.  The subfloor is required to be fully prepared and also dry.

This is a very important part of the success to a well laid floor please read our informative guide which explains all.

Before applying any finish the surface of the flooring must be clean dry and perfectly smooth. Applying using a micro fibre roller following the manufacturers instructions.  We recommend Osmo products our handy guide reveals more:

All wood floors should be kept dust free and cleaned using a soft dry or slightly damp cloth, mop, brush or vacuum with a soft brush applicator.

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