Oak flooring is our passion at Cottage Oak, whether you're after character grade solid oak flooring, engineered oak flooring or the finest prime grade oak boards. From the truly rustic to the exquisite elegant prime these oak floor boards area perfect compliment to traditional decor or a contemporary modern look.
Our solid oak flooring is all European oak and comes in different grades. The grades vary in the number of knots, cracks and the figuring they contain, but all share the same high quality precision machining.
All flooring comes with stress grooves on the underside for stability, tongue and grooves, end matched and in lengths of 2 to 3 metres long.
Solid oak flooring is susceptible to movement caused by changing humidity in the atmosphere. This means it should not be used in areas where the humidity is high or likely to vary like kitchens and bathrooms.
Engineered oak flooring is more stable than traditional solid oak flooring and this means it is more suitable for fitting over under floor heating, in areas of humidity changes such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Engineered oak flooring is a 6mm solid oak floor board bonded to a strong, stable, tongue and groove plywood base. Once laid it is impossible to tell the difference between a solid and an engineered floor. The floors are available in various widths and grades and are 21mm thick.
Engineered floor boards are recommended for use with underfloor heating systems and areas of high moisture such as bathrooms and kitchens due to their stability properties.
This solid oak floor is characterised by a higher number of knots, odd holes, shakes, cracks colour variation and burrs.
It is the perfect choice for an authentic rustic look, for example in a barn conversion. These boards will require filling, sanding and finishing after installation and are supplied tongue and grooved, end matched, with stress grooves on the under-side for stability
Our character grade oak is our most popular grade.
A mix of crown and quarter sawn floorboards, with some colour variations and large knots are selected for the grade.
The floor is full of warmth and perfectly suited in a traditional and country style interior.
Essentially knot free , this is truly one of the finest oak floors available.
It is a very clean full of natural honeyed tones , suitable for formal and minimal interiors.
The maximum allowance of knots is one sound knot of 13mm in diameter per board or three pin hole knots per board, however almost all of your floor will be defect free.
This distressed, brushed and burnt look is very distinctive, showing random medium burnt surfaces to a rich golden brown tone which gives the unique look of an aged wood floor.
It can be created using barn, character or prime grade flooring, which is distressed and brushed to raise the grain. This helps define the black grain and provides a great contrast in colour .
This floor will give added impact to any room.
A non-structural real wood floor, cut from a single piece of timber 14mm thick.
It is made using our quality character grade flooring, and is just thick enough to provide stable flooring yet thin enough to replace a carpet and underlay combination, losing as little height as possible.
This floor suitable for fitting over plywood or chipboard flooring, but is not suitable for fitting over underfloor heating.
We can offer you a quality professional fitting service at a very competitive rate. We take pride in our work and in your property, so you can relax knowing that the work will be carried out to high standard.
As a guide based on 20m2 of flooring, secret nailed, lightly sanded with 2 coats of hard wax oil would cost approximately £30m2
For a comprehensive quote please contact us.
There are 3 main ways to fit your oak flooring:
Finishing your oak floor is a matter of personal taste. Floors can be oiled in a range of different shades and colours.
Here at cottage oak we can give you advice and supply you with a range of different finishes. Hard wax oil is with the most popular finish and enhances the beauty of the floor. It is also incredibly hard wearing. You will need to oil the floor annually to keep it looking good.
Most oak floors are very easy to maintain with a simple sweep or a vacuum once in a while to keep it dust and grit free. Wipe with a damp mop to keep them looking like new.
For boards that have been finished using hard wax oil, there are a number of cleaning products available which have been specifically designed to maintain the look of your oak floor.
Based in Carmarthenshire we supply and fit a wide range of oak floors throughout South and West Wales.