REAL WOOD FLOORING
Natural beauty and timeless style
Real wood floors
Derrington Floors offers a wide range of wooden flooring options and services. We supply and install engineered wood floors and solid wood flooring. The range of wood flooring we have available includes exotic timbers like Cumaru (Brazilian Teak), Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry), Teak and Maple as well as oak flooring. The oak floors are available in a multitude of styles and colours - from factory pre-finished to a floor stained to the colour of our choice. Oak floor planks come in a variety of sizes - from narrow to wide, short to long, thin to thick. Oak parquet flooring is an increasingly popular option - available as herringbone, chevron, basket-weave, parquet panels and more. Finishes can be oil based or water-based varnishes.
We offer factory pre-finished flooring, as well as being able to stain and seal floors to specification using both oil based stains and sealers as well as water-based polyurethane sealers.
We advise on the best installation method for each particular job - we are able to install floors using Elastilon (a foam mat that sticks to the underside of the flooring - also available for sports floors), glue-down (we use a variety of modern floor adhesives depending on the type of flooring and the site) or we can nail down the floors using Portanail floor nails. The nail-down installation method is specific to tongue and groove flooring, with the nail being hidden in the tongue of the floor plank - the nails are specifically designed for wooden flooring.
All finish trim - skirting boards, trim at doorways, stairs and transitions to other floor surfaces are supplied and installed using the best product, material and profile for each particular job - in wood or powder coated, vinyl wrapped or anodised aluminium.
Solid Wood Flooring vs Engineered Wood Flooring
What's the difference?
A solid wood floor is the same piece of wood all the way through the plank - an engineered floor will have various layers of wood, with the top layer being the valuable floor wear layer.
The thickness of the top wear layer in an engineered floor will determine the number of times it can be sanded and give an idea of how long the floor will last - this could be the same as a solid wood floor.
Dimensional stability - all wood flooring expands and contracts - mainly across its width - engineered flooring always has cross-ply layers in its base which make it much more dimensionally stable - the result of this is it can be installed in much larger areas before expansion gaps are required than solid wood could be installed.