Wide Plank Wood Flooring

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History of Wide Plank Flooring in Britain

Wide plank flooring harks back to the Tudor, Jacobean and Baroque periods - the late 1400s, 1500s and 1600s.

Along with velvet, satin, silk and beeswax candles, wide floorboards were a hallmark of wealth and power.

From the Georgian period onward as the cost of raw timber begain to increase, the width of floorboards began to shrink.

 

The Wide Wood Flooring Renaissance 

Wide plank wood flooring has enjoyed a resurgence in recent times thanks to big advances in engineered floorboard production.

A key feature of engineered floorboards is that they allow for much more economical use of the valuable top layer of hardwood. 

Scarcity aside, a good quality engineered plywood base beneath a hardwood or fir top layer is far superior to a solid timber floorboard. 

Solid wide floors were especially prone to warping and splitting.

Changes in ambient humidity cause the wood to expand or shrink which results in the common problems of 'crowning' and 'cupping'.  

As such, they’re wholly unsuited for rooms with central or underfloor heating, or bathrooms and kitchens.

By contrast, wide engineered floorboards are very stable. They work well in kitchens, bathrooms, attics and even heated conservatories and orangeries.

 

Are Wide Boards Right For Your Space?

Wider cuts of wood are harder to source than narrow planks. As such, wide floorboards cost quite a bit more per square metre than their narrow counterparts.

They’re an exclusive product that add a real wow factor to a room.

With fewer joins between the planks they’re much easier and more relaxing on the eye. They make the decor seem less ornate and fussy.

Wide floorboards are ideal for period restorations and prestige new builds. They create an expansive mood, evoking a sense of old world substance, calm and confidence.

They’re also great for making small rooms seem larger.

You probably wouldn’t want them in a room where you’re planning to cover most of the floor with a large rug or carpet. It would be a waste.

 

Availability and Options

We can supply almost all of the hardwood and fir finishes you see on this website as wide and extra wide plank (300mm) floorboards.

We supply them in random lengths of up to 3 metres.

Besides the finishes you see here, we can also make approximately 1500 different colours to order. 

Where you want new floorboards to blend with older surroundings we can manually distress or age them. This makes them indistinguishable from antique or reclaimed flooring.

Unfinished Engineered Oak Flooring´╗┐

Unfinished Engineered Oak Flooring´╗┐

Wide oak engineered flooring. Unfinished character grade oak. Requires finishing on site after installation. Prices start from £34.00 per square metre.

White Fumed Wide Oak Flooring

White Fumed Wide Oak Flooring

White Fumed Wide Oak. Fumed oak floorboards with a combination of weathered white, brown and grey tones.

Wiversfield Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Wiversfield Wide Oak Engineered Wood Flooring

300mm wide oak flooring Hand crafted. Gently distressed surface and edges add real character to any space. Mixed Width Boards also available...

Cafe Arabica Oak-Flooring

Cafe Arabica Oak-Flooring

A warm inviting mix of autumnal colours. Wide board options: 180mm, 220mm & 300mm plus mixed and random.

Petworth Fawn Grey Oak-Flooring

Petworth Fawn Oak-Flooring

Regular and Wide Engineered Oak Flooring. Deep, rich fumed look. Tips of grain highlighted with contrasting natural grey, white and fawny brown...

Raw Umber Oak-Flooring

Raw Umber Oak-Flooring

Engineered Wide Smoked Oak Floorboards. Shades of reddish brown with varied soft grey overtones. Available widths include 180mm, 220mm and 300mm.

Laurel Oak Bark Oak-Flooring

Laurel Oak Bark Oak-Flooring

Engineered Wood Flooring White Washed Oak. The Oak Floorboards are fumed and offer an upward wash of white that is both subtle and practical adding style and interest to any environment.

Clay Grey Oak Engineered Flooring

Clay Grey Oak Engineered Flooring

Projecting a cool, contemporary feel, Clay Grey Wood Flooring offers a timeless look appealing to most tastes.

Charcoal Oak-Flooring

Charcoal Oak-Flooring

A contemporary platinum oak wood floor offering both modern and fluid simplicity. Well suited for both residential and commercial projects.

Brushed and Oiled Wide Oak Flooring

Brushed and Oiled Wide Oak Flooring

Brushed and Oiled Wide Oak Flooring. Available as Prime Grade or Character Grade Oak. Available board widths include 180mm, 220mm & 300mm.

Sussex Burnt Oak Wide Plank Wood Flooring

Sussex Burnt Oak Wide Plank Wood Flooring

'Sussex Burnt Oak' dark wide engineered floorboards. Deep, burnt hues of brown and a hint of Jacobean

Dark Oak Wood Flooring (Fumed)

Dark Oak Wide Wood Flooring (Fumed)

Dark Fumed Wide Oak floorboards. Subtle tinges of burgundy, maroon and plum with a dominant wenge wood shadow. Width options include 180mm,  220mm and 300mm

Repro' Reclaimed Grey Barn Oak Engineered Wide Plank Wood Floors

Repro' Reclaimed Grey Barn Oak Engineered Flooring

Repro' Reclaimed Grey Barn Oak, Wide Wood Engineered Flooring.

Douglas Fir Flooring

Douglas Fir Flooring

Douglas Fir Flooring, prefinished, white wood floors.

Natural Oak Engineered Wood Flooring

Natural Oak Engineered Wood Flooring

Natural Oak Engineered Wood Flooring, pre-finished and treated but with the look of a raw, untreated Oak Floor. Width options include: 180mm, 220mm & 300mm

Hamptons Style Wide White Oak Floors

Hamptons Style Wide White Oak Floors

Wide White Oak Engineered Flooring. (Wishy Washy White Wood), Naturally White Oiled. Width options include 180mm, 220mm & 300mm.