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How to Choose Wood Flooring

choose your floor IN 4 STEPS

It can be tricky to know where to start when it comes to choosing wood flooring. There are so many beautiful products available and, as you will be living with your choice for many years, it’s easy to become a bit overwhelmed by all the possibilities. This guide should explain the choices available to you, and hopefully lead you to your perfect floor.

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So, let's take a look at how to choose wood flooring for your project in four easy steps.


Which flooring style and board size will suit your intended space? Decide on a plank or pattern, and your desired product dimensions.

Do you want a classic, traditional oak floorboard, extra-wide engineered oak boards, stylish herringbone, or another intricate parquet design?

Take a look at our project gallery and filter by board type to see inspirational projects featuring all our flooring formats.

2. grade

Pick a grade — choose between Character or Prime for our oak boards.

Do you want natural, characterful wood flooring, or a cleaner, contemporary aesthetic?

See our Grading Guides for more information.

3. texture

Consider an additional texture for your wood flooring.

Adding a brushed texture accentuates the unique grain structure of each floorboard. Combine it with cross-sawing to create an eye-catching, rustic floor that's irresistably tactile. Alternatively, opt for a distressed plank to create a floor with an authentically aged appearance.

4. colour

Choose your favourite finish.

Whether you're after a lighter shade,  warm mid-tone, or luxuriously dark wood flooring, we can create the perfect hard-wearing finish for your project.

Take a look at our Product Selector to view our products by colour and collection.

Can't decide on the colour? Order some free samples or visit our Bristol showroom to browse all our collections.

If you need some more help, our flooring experts are always on hand to discuss your project and point you in the right direction. Give us a call or book a showroom visit.