#1 – Board Type / Style

#2 – Finish

#3 – Installation Methods

#4 – Door Thresholds & Trims

#5 – Care & Maintenance

Step 1 - Board Type / Style

The first step for purchasing flooring is to decide on the board type. This not only includes the style of flooring, but also the construction.

#1.1 – Choice of style is easy as it’s entirely up to you! At the most basic level, the choice is between Parquet or normal plank flooring. If you’re not sure which you prefer, check out or Pinterest Boards for Inspiration. From there, you can dive deeper into considering extra wide boards, long length planks, aged & distressed and much more. But remember, at this point, you’re only concern should be your personal preference.

#1.2 – The next step is slightly more complex. In regard to real wood, you can opt for Engineered or Solid construction. To summarise our full blog post, Engineered wood flooring has superior dimensional stability which means if you are looking to fit in a Kitchen or with Underfloor heating, it’s really the only choice.

Solid wood flooring however does have its place, allowing for more intense distressing techniques or being able to sand and re-finish several times more than Engineered floors increasing its lifespan.

Other options to consider would be Laminate or Hybrid flooring. Laminate offers considerable savings over real wood, but does sacrifice the realistic look and feel. Hybrid flooring is an exciting innovation that features an incredibly realistic appearance and texture, while offering a 100% waterproof, ultra durable floor capable of comfortably surviving in the toughest of conditions.

#1.3 – Most flooring products (exluding parquet) come in either Random Length or Mixed Packs. Quite simply, if you desire long lengths, opt for a mixed pack product e.g. 6 x 1900mm planks with one split length. If you’d prefer or don’t mind shorter lengths, random length flooring offers cost savings and a really interesting look. Click here to find out more.

#1.4 – The last thing to consider in regard to construction would be fitting profile: Click Fit or Tongue & Groove. This is one of the more hotly contested debates. To summarise our full article, we firmly believe that you should not be put off your dream floor just because it doesn’t have the kind of joint you were originally looking for. Most fitters can be persuaded either way and if you are a competent DIYer, T&G is every bit as easy to fit as Click Fit; just remember to keep an eye on the joints.

Step 1 - Wood Finishes

The first step for purchasing wood flooring is to decide on the board type. This not only includes the style of wood flooring, but also the construction.

Choice of style is very easy and entirely up to you! The choice is between Parquet or normal plank flooring. If you’re not sure which you prefer, check out or Pinterest Boards here for Inspiration.

The next stop is slightly more complex. Engineered or Solid? For a full explanation, please see the article on the right hand side of the page. To summarise, Engineered wood flooring has superior dimensional stability which means if you are looking to fit in a Kitchen or Bathroom, or if you have underfloor heating, it’s really the only choice. Solid wood flooring however does have its place…

Step 1 - Board Type

The first step for purchasing wood flooring is to decide on the board type. This not only includes the style of wood flooring, but also the construction.

Choice of style is very easy and entirely up to you! The choice is between Parquet or normal plank flooring. If you’re not sure which you prefer, check out or Pinterest Boards here for Inspiration.

The next stop is slightly more complex. Engineered or Solid? For a full explanation, please see the article on the right hand side of the page. To summarise, Engineered wood flooring has superior dimensional stability which means if you are looking to fit in a Kitchen or Bathroom, or if you have underfloor heating, it’s really the only choice. Solid wood flooring however does have its place…

FAQ's

Wood Flooring Construction
What is the difference between solid and engineered?

Solid wood flooring is a more traditional construction and as the same suggests, the boards are made of solid Oak (or whichever species you have selected) and nothing else. Engineered wood flooring is made up of multiple layers with the only a top layer of your chosen species. For a more detailed comparison and to see why we always recommend engineered, please see our advice article here.

What is the difference between bevel and square edge profiles?

Most accessory orders are eligible for free delivery – all accessory orders over £35! Smaller orders under £35 are charged at a minimal cost often £4 +VAT.

Flooring orders over £400+vat are delivered FREE to most postcodes. Flooring orders under £400 are charged at a subsidised rate of around £30 to £45 inc VAT to most addresses in the UK.

Please use the Quick Quote button on each flooring product for a flooring quote delivered to your postcode.

What is the difference between a matt and lacquered finish?

Accessory orders will be dispatched the next working day but we do pick and pack in our own warehouse up to 3pm for next day delivery orders. We will contact you to arrange delivery of flooring when most convenient for you.

Installation
How do i know how many packs of flooring i need

For your convenience, simply use the Quick Quote button on each flooring product and tell us how many square meters you require. We recommend 10% extra to allow for wastage and this should include in the quantity that you request a quote for.

We will respond straight away with a price and let you know how many packs you would need.

If you would like to learn how to measure your room please see this advice article. Or contact us with measurements of your room and we will help you.

How long will it take for my wood flooring to arrive?

Our discounted wood flooring brands can be delivered within 2-3 days and even Next Day!

We also offer a wood floor sourcing serviced can even provide tailor-made and custom made to order floors to your specification. These products may have longer lead times. Sometimes a few days but can be a month or more. Please speak to your flooring consultant about the estimated manufacture time.

am i able to change my order after it has been placed?

So long as your order has not been dispatched amendments can be made. Please send an email to orders@oakwoodsoutlet.co.uk or contact us. Please note that for custom made to order products that once ordered these cannot be cancelled or altered.

How do i apply a discount code

During the checkout process on the “Checkout Details” page you will be given the opportunity to enter a discount code. If you are a trade repeat customer or have a volume order to place please contact us to ask about discount codes.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard/EuroCard
  • Visa Debit
  • Bank Transfer
Care & Maintenance
UNSURE ABOUT THE ACCESSORIES THAT YOU NEED?

If you are looking to purchase wood flooring but require advice, please contact us with your questions A wood flooring expert will then be in touch to help you. Their job is not to sell to you but is to help you find the right floor and accessories for your home or client’s project.

Do you offer a wood flooring fitting service

We do not offer fitting directly however, we have a large list of reputable flooring professionals from all around the country that we can put you in contact with. If you would like contact information for your closest professional please put a note on your order and will pass on the details.

Do you sell to the public or just trade?

We sell to sell to both public and trade. This includes flooring professionals, carpenters, builders & developers, interior designers and architects. Please note that all prices  are displayed inclusive of VAT.

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