The latest hardwood flooring is stunning, ethical and more versatile than ever

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

detail of oak flooring with chair

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Whether you’re building a home from scratch or undertaking a renovation, there are numerous flooring options to consider. We run the rule over hardwood flooring - an adaptable style that works across all types of build…

An elegant investment

The primary appeal of hardwood flooring is its sheer good looks. Oak wood floors deliver a high-end aesthetic that works in houses both modern and traditional, with looks both classic and cutting-edge.

Once installed, a hardwood floor starts paying dividends immediately. In addition to looking great, it’s hard-wearing, easy to clean and a huge asset if you decide to sell. There’s evidence that hardwood floors lead to faster sales at higher prices – people love the timeless beauty of the likes of reclaimed hardwood, a premium addition to any home.

modern lounge with wood floor sofa chairs and tiled walls

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Style and diversity

With its natural variance, grains difference, colours, styles and more, a designer wood floor can work in any house and any room. Consider herringbone or oak parquet in Venetian or Dutch patterns for a unique look, or opt for engineered hardwood flooring in multi-width for a more varied, interesting and quirky appearance.

Bathroom wood flooring used to be a no-no due to issues with water – wet wood expands and gets damaged, while the surface is dangerously slippy. Maples & Birch, however, are the only UK stockists of Navylam+, a new product that is perfect for bathrooms and wet rooms as it comes with a rubber seal – waterproof and slip resistant. In a range of gorgeous woods such as teak and acacia, this lets you have a statement bathroom, while you can blend it with your hallway or bedroom floor.

dining room with table chairs and herringbone pattern floor

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The ethical choice

While some engineered hardwood flooring is low quality and mass produced, Maples & Birch ensure high quality through their rigorous processes. They only use hardwood milled from lumber that is regulated and derived from sustainable forests. They go further, applying strict ethical guidelines to their supply chain.

bedroom with bed chair wooden flooring and doors to patio

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It gives you peace of mind when you order a sample from their Designer Collezione or if you decide to create your own bespoke floor that fits in with your dream home design. Contact them with any questions and be assured of a professional, personal response. 

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