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engineered douglas fir flooring uk manufacturer

Our engineered Douglas Fir Flooring - Scandi Style - Lye & Soap Finish

 

Douglas Fir flooring is stunning, sustainable & bestows a beautiful Scandinavian Style. Douglas Fir yields exceptionally wide and luxuriously long planks due to the enormity of the trees. What this means for you is understated drama. Large rooms can be installed with room-length floorboards that unify and open spaces, reflecting nature's allure without visual interruption. For versatility and beauty you cannot compare with Douglas Fir Flooring.

 

Douglas Fir Flooring - Lye & Soap Finish

Douglas Pine Engineered Flooring

Douglas Fir Flooring - Lye & Soap Finish - Photo courtesy of Residence Interior Design Ltd

 

Douglas Fir flooring is naturally a rosy pink toned timber but enhanced by a Scandinavian style bleached white finish. The traditional method of bleaching Solid Douglas Fir Flooring is with Lye & Soap. The Lye - lightens the floor and stops the natural patination of the timber giving a beautiful and light appearance. The Soap brightens, whitens & protects.

 

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 Douglas Fir Flooring - Scandi Style - Lye & Soap Finish

Douglas Fir is a fast-growing Pine. Engineered Pine flooring is incredibly environmentally friendly: natural, recyclable and long-lasting. Bleached Pine flooring is a key element of Scandinavian Style. White wooden floors and walls diffuse, yet intensify natural light. A beautiful natural blank canvas in which furnishings, texture and detail are accentuated by the beautiful soft light.

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Pricing

Engineered Douglas Fir flooring naturally a pinky toned timber

 Our engineered Douglas Fir flooring  -  unfinished as supplied

  220mm wide  Engineered Douglas Fir Flooring - Unfinished  £78.00 m2 + V.A.T.

260mm wide  Engineered Douglas Fir Flooring -  Unfinished  £84.00 m2 + V.A.T.


We produce our engineered Douglas Fir Flooring in single-strip, super wide-plank floorboards: 220mm or 260mm, in luxuriously long random lengths  - median 2.4m. A longer length specification - up to 3.5m Douglas Fir floorboards - is subject to the availability of timber and + 15% on prices listed below.

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 Our engineered Douglas Fir flooring  - extra wide-plank &  unfinished as supplied

 

Our engineered Douglas Fir flooring is supplied unfinished (bare sanded floorboards) to be stained / finished once installed. Scroll down to find out more about the traditional method of bleaching Douglas Fir Flooring using Lye & Soap, for a Scandi Style Pine floor.

 

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 Understanding The Nature of Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir Flooring

Our engineered Douglas Fir Flooring - Scandi style Lye & Soap finish

 

Longevity of Douglas Fir Flooring depends on a complete understanding of the nature of the timber,  finishing and maintenance requirements. After 30 years experience of working with our timbers we have learnt that Scandi style Douglas Fir is best finished after installation with Lye & Soap. This is why we supply our Douglas Fir flooring as unfinished floorboards only. Douglas Fir is unquestionably beautiful, but also our most high-maintenance floor and requires a regular programme of nourishment and protection to keep it looking tip-top .

 

Douglas Fir Flooring  -  Lye & Soap Finish

douglas fir flooring scandi uk manufacturerOur engineered Douglas Fir Flooring - Lye & Soap Finish

 

Soaping a Douglas Fir floor is important in many ways. As is, understanding the nature and needs of this beautiful timber. All wooden floors are living and hygroscopic - they react like a sponge to moisture within their surroundings by contracting and expanding.

Soap needs applying regurlarly to help maintain a suitable moisture content and to clean and protect Douglas flooring. Unlike lacquers or oils, Floor Soap does not seal the surface of a Douglas Fir floor, allowing the timber to breathe.

Floor Soap contains vegetable fats, which benefit Douglas Fir floors by acting like a body lotion, replenishing lipids.

 

Engineered Douglas Fir Flooring - Lye & Soap Finish

 

Soaping also helps maintain Douglas Fir floor stability by slowing the exchange of moisture to the atmosphere and thus preventing movement / splits. Mopping with Floor Soap not only removes dirt and stains, but the soap water penetrates the wood fibres which swell and seemingly miraculously ‘pop-out’ dinks and dents in this unique softwood.

The Soap layer protects and regenerates Douglas Fir Flooring with every treatment. If the timber is not treated for a long period of time, a Douglas Fir Floor will wear, dry out and possibly split.

 

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Is Douglas Fir a Hardwood ?

 Douglas Fir is a softwood / engineered Pine Flooring 

No, Douglas Fir is a softwood and as such moderately durable. Engineered Douglas Fir flooring is unquestionably beautiful, but many clients are unaware that Douglas fir is a Softwood - Pine. Douglas Fir features at 620 on the Janka hardness scale. The trees grow abundantly, up to 60 - 75m tall and thereby yield very long and wide floorboards. The timber is stiff and strong for its weight, but moderately resiliant and liable to dents and sometimes splitting. Follow this link to read more about the pros and cons of Douglas Fir flooring.

 

Durable Alternatives to Douglas Fir Flooring

 

 Engineered White Ash flooring - Scandi

 

We strongly recommend that you request samples of not just engineered Douglas Fir Flooring but also our similar Scandi style hardwood engineered floors to consider a durable low-maintenance alternative.

Our Scandi White Ash Flooring  is a stunningly similar hardwood alternative that ranks at 1,320 on the Janka Hardness Scale and our most durable timber. Engineered White Ash flooring is naturally pale hardwood, and  enhanced by our translucent Scandi White UV Oil finish, for a beautiful  blank canvas.

 

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Shadow Gap engineered White Ash - Scandi flooring

 

We persuaded the architect for a recent Mews development in London (below) to install engineered White Ash flooring  - Scandi instead of Douglas Fir flooring, for superior Scandi style white wooden floors. Room-length engineered Ash flooring was predominantly used throughout these superbly designed spaces.

 

Engineered White Ash Flooring Scandi  - hardwood alternative to Douglas Fir Flooring

 Shadow Gap engineered White Ash - Scandi flooring

The engineered White Ash Scandi flooring we produced for these 22 town houses, has an extra-long tongue / Shadow gap  adding extra definiton to the floorboards .The seemingly spaced white wooden floorboards add visual interest underfoot and definition to the contemporary  interiors.

 

 Whitewashed Oak Flooring

Engineered Character European Oak Flooring  - Whitewashed

 

We create a lime washed  effect with a  translucent white stain and low-lustre UV Oil finish for a durable yet low-maintenance Whitewashed Oak Floor. European Oak features highly on the Janka hardness scale at 1,120 and historically used to split granite. Our White Stain subtly plays up the raw, natural beauty of Character Oak for a simple Scandinavian style.

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 Whitewashed Select Oak flooring

 

Whitewashed Oak flooring visually maximises space - reflecting and diffusing natural light , so perfect for smaller and darker spaces. Available in widths up to 260mm and a choice of two grades Character & Select. Select Oak pictured above is our highest grade displaying a more uniform grain /  figuring and nominal knotting - pin-knots.

 

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Engineered Douglas Fir Flooring / Engineered Pine Flooring Specification 

Engineered Douglas Fir Flooring has a 15mm Birch Plywood substrate.

Overall thickness of Engineered Douglas Fir Flooring 23/24mm (this can be reduced if required).

Our engineered Douglas Fir Flooring has an 8mm Solid Douglas Fir wear-layer.

Our engineered Douglas Fir floorboards are machined with a micro-bevel as standard (long sides).

Square-shoulder Engineered Douglas Fir Flooring is available on request.

Tongue & groove engineered Pine flooring - on all 4 sides (End-matched).

Engineered Douglas Fir floorboard lengths are typically 2400mm, some boards may be built-up to obtain length. Expect some shorter lengths within your order.

Engineered Douglas Fir Flooring is available in wide boards / wide plank up to 260 mm wide.

Unfinished engineered Douglas Fir Flooring          220 mm wide          £ 78.00 m2 + V.A.T.

Unfinished engineered Douglas Fir Flooring          260 mm wide          £ 84.00 m2 + V.A.T.

Please be aware that Douglas fir flooring is not a hardwood. It is probable that in service, small splits and / or shakes may appear. After a period, the timber settles and these defects can be repaired, enhancing the aesthetic quality of the product.

 

As with all our engineered wood flooring, Douglas Fir flooring is made from predominantly natural materials so each floor is inherently unique. Please expect slight variations in tone / colour from floorboard to floor. Descriptions and photographs depict typical characteristics to expect.

Not what you were looking for? Please follow the links at the top of the page to view all of our luxury wood flooring.

 

 

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Woodflooring Engineered Ltd

The Old Basket Works

Lyng Road

Burrow Bridge

Somerset

TA7 0SG

01823 698533

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