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The popularity of Douglas Fir flooring continues to reign through 2016. Douglas Fir lends itself beautifully to a white finish. The beautiful Saatchi Gallery floors in London (Dinesen - Solid Douglas Fir , White Lye & Soap finish) are undoubtedly the inspiration ....White Lye & Soap is the stain for the stylish. The lye lightens the colour of the timber - and the soap - whitens it further, and protects against dirt and grease but requires regular reapplication throughout the life of the floor. Douglas fir is an abundant and sustainably harvested, certified softwood timber species. The dimensional stability of solid Douglas Fir flooring can be an issue increasing with the size of the boards.

Lye is also available in a pale grey that works superbly with Douglas Fir flooring - we have a pale grey stain that achieves the same colouration and again very low maintenance.

For these reasons we only produce Engineered Douglas Fir flooring - for inherent stability and apply a permanent white stain (Saatchi) finished with a high grade matt lacquer / oil top-coat for a low-maintenance, durable finish.

American White Ash - White / Grey Stain

Pictured below are our two most popular floors and stains this year Douglas Fir with a white stain (left)and American White Ash with a pale grey stain (right). American White Ash also lends itself to a white / grey finish to provide a pared-down Scandinavian style floor. The beauty of Ash lies not only in its figuring but density...this is a very tough hardwood that is suitable for high-traffic areas. Douglas Fir being a softwood will dent and mark easily.

Selecting your timber floor can sometimes be a daunting process, so it is important to make your selections based on the look & feel you are after and then ascertain the suitability of the timber / finish to your project / traffic anticipated . Collecting some inspiration is always a great starting point... check out our pin boards on Pinterest or browse Houzz. Technical advice is always available from our sales team please call 01803 698533 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your ideas.

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Woodflooring Engineered Ltd

The Old Basket Works

Lyng Road

Burrow Bridge



01823 698533