What is Engineered Wood Flooring?
We start with several layers of plywood, made from various softwoods – such as birch, pine, spruce, and poplar – to create a sturdy base onto which we secure our top layer of hardwood. In the case of our Dark collection, we rely on the finest cuts of European oak and American walnut, with their unique shaded tones.
From here, depending on the style we are looking to achieve, we will apply a combination of tongue and groove or locking system fittings, UV lacquer and oil finishes, and micro-bevelling to achieve a truly stand-out look for each board.
Reasons to Choose Our Dark Collection
It Is Better for the Environment
The oak and walnut hardwood we use throughout our Dark collection is sourced from managed forests across Europe and America. These cultivated landscapes are changing the way we approach timber supply across the woodworking industry.
Managed forests doctor each sapling for any signs of ill growth as well as caring for the surrounding ecosystems which are so vital to the forest’s health as well as the health of our planet. This care and attention results in the best quality hardwood growth, which means less waste and a supply that meets demand without dangerous environmental impact.
Engineered wooden planks are also considered the most sustainable real wood flooring option as, when compared to solid wood floors, they require almost 90% less timber for each plank. The yield per tree is incredibly high for engineered wood floors, and means we require far fewer trees to do what we do.
You Can Lay It Anywhere
The multi-ply composition of engineered wood flooring not only creates a comfortable and safe surface to stand on, but also increases flexibility. This is important because real wood is naturally hygroscopic, meaning it will absorb moisture in the air, expanding and contracting with spikes in temperature and humidity.
This kind of fluctuation can warp and crack solid wood flooring, but engineered wood floors are made with adaptability and resilience in mind, so stand up well against environmental pressure. So, for example, if you have a modern underfloor heating system installed, engineered wood flooring can be laid over the top easily, and with great effectiveness in terms of the equal distribution of heat.
It Will Last a Lifetime
Engineered wood flooring requires very little maintenance to stay looking fresh, especially in comparison to solid wood flooring. The robust surface will stand the test of time and prime itself with age, as is the magic of hardwood.
After years of use, when your floors begin to show signs of wear, you can turn back the clock to day one by sanding and refinishing the planks.
The Types of Dark Engineered Wood Flooring We Sell
The staple of hardwood flooring, our planks are precision milled and feature gorgeous natural grain and undertones, as well as striking spectrums of colour. From the honeyed shades of Smoked Oak to the reddish tones of Black Walnut. Our planks are simple but elegant, and perfectly suited to just about any home or interior style.
Certainly a more stylistic choice for your hardwood flooring, parquet is the umbrella term for geometric arrangements of short-cut ‘batons’ of wood to create striking and unique effects, reminiscent of French aristocratic design.
Arranged in tight V-shapes, with clean lines dividing each section, chevron flooring is a sophisticated take on angular flooring. Ideal for contemporary properties, as well as more modern interiors, and in a range of dark hues such as the evening warmth of Thermo Oak to the impenetrable depths of Smoked Oak.
Very similar to chevron flooring, with its V-shaped layout, but herringbone’s signature is less uniform and more integrated. With interlocked angles that create an almost mosaic of multi-tonal wood. This style looks stunning in both classic and contemporary builds, and is available in a variety of shades, such as the melted milk chocolate grain of Tannery Brown, all the way down to the heavy chill of Foundry Steel.
What Makes Us Stand Out
Our 35-Year Guarantee
For all domestic customers, we offer a whopping 35-year guarantee on our entire range of engineered wood flooring. We also have a generous commercial warranty available to all businesses seeking real wood flooring they can trust.
We are extremely proud of our certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC©). This mark recognises our commitment to lessening our environmental impact by partnering with world-renowned managed forests, as well as our eco-conscious business practices.
Our Room Visualiser
We have created a tool to help our customers see exactly how V4 flooring can transform their space. By entering their own interior imagery into our free software, they will be able to effortlessly cycle through our entire range of engineered wood flooring, and select the perfect shade and style for them.
Indulge in the Luxurious Tones of Dark Engineered Wood Flooring
Wood flooring is timeless, luxurious, and homely – and our collection of dark engineered wood has the added benefit of being bold and unforgettable. If you are considering replacing your floors with real wood that lasts, V4 engineered wood should be your first stop.
You can even try it for free.
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