Solid wood floors are made from one solid piece of wood and are commonly between 18 – 22mm in thickness.
Solid wood floors are not suitable for installation using a floating floor method and require to be nailed down to a timber floor or fully glued Down using the correct flexible adhesive and a dpm paint when fitted over a concrete floor.
Solid wood floors are sensitive to moisture and are not recommended for installation below ground level or directly over a concrete slab (of moisture content over 2%). As a natural product the floor will expand and contract in response to seasonal changes in moisture. In the winter months, moisture leaves the wood causing the floor to contract, which creates small gaps between each plank. In the summer months, when the humidity is higher, the wood will expand and the gaps will disappear. If there is too much moisture it may cause the wood planks to cup or buckle.
This is why you should always use a professional fitter to install your floor ensuring the correct procedures and proper expansions are carried out. We deal with most leading suppliers, including TEDD TODD, V4, HARO, CHENE, AND KAHRS.If you’re looking for the eco-friendly solution then our supplier Ted Todd have a strong ethos in using timber sauced through the forest stewardship council (FSC).