Our most popular engineered flooring for both residential and commercial properties. Choose from prime, character or rustic grade. Boards have a lovely grain with some knots and pippy cats paw. All grades can be left natural, pre-oiled or lacquered with a colour to suit your room. From natural warm tones through to contemporary greys. Equally boards may also be hand scraped brushed or left with saw marks. This applies to our entire range of flooring.
Typically a very pale timber, ash is ideal for lighter finishes. It offers a very contemporary look with the grain being very strong visible and clean with very few knots. The variation in colour blends from almost white to biscuit.
Elm is a beautiful timber. If you are searching for a floor that is full of character and interest elm is the one. Full of swirling grain that moves around the board with fabulous colour variation. Generally a darker timber, a natural finish is all that is required to bring the floor to life.
Cherry is a rich warm wood with pinkish tones. It exhibits a fine straight close grain and injects a feeling of luxury into a room. Great with a darker finish, which is sophisticated and elegant. It is equally pretty with a honey or natural finish.
Engineered Sycamore Flooring
White sycamore has a fine and silky grain that is even in texture and has an ethereal translucent appearance. Grain sometimes produces the look of a rippled effect which is particularly stunning. Its colour is a pale creamy white.
Engineered Sweet Chestnut
Very contemporary, very elegant and has an open grain and is paler that oak but can also display dark mineral streaks which contrast with the paler colours in the boards. It is a little more delicate than oak, and perhaps more refined.
Sutton Timber is proud to introduce our new range of engineered flooring. Although we can also produce engineered flooring from European hardwoods at competitive prices, the emphasis is to focus on our beautiful native species to create fabulous, unique flooring full of cats paws, wild grain and colour and still be assured of absolute stability even when fitted over underfloor heating.
Prime English Oak, clean, straight grained and defect free. The delicate, translucent colour of English Cherry makes an elegant choice. Stunning Scottish Elm. Surely the most attractive of all the native species. Pippy, Rustic or Character Oak. All unique, all individual, all sustainable.
Our engineered flooring
To make engineered hardwood flooring we take our solid board of 27mm and cut three sheets of 5.5mm veneer from it. Each 5.5mm veneer is glued to best quality 12mm or 15mm exterior birch ply to produce a floorboard that looks identical to solid but has had any tension removed therefore providing stability and reliability.
Sadly our Ash trees are dying from a disease called Chalara Fraxinea. This wonderful resource must be utilised and embraced rather than wasted or shipped half way round the world only to be sent back as cheap furniture.
The final product
The result is a clean, modern product which, if you have selected our Rustic or Character grade, has had all knots and cracks filled, sanded and sealed. We can supply as unfinished boards or if you prefer, we can prefinish in a variety of colours and oils. The final product is very beautiful, quick and easy to lay with minimal disruption to your home.