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  • A Root Wide Plank Engineered Floor – elevated by Italian artisans, delivers a timeless elegance.

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  • A Root Parquet Floor – a design classic introduced in the 17th Century and still as relevant and beautiful today

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  • It’s all about the finish. A Root Engineered Wood Floor is pre-finished to the highest standards

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Redefining Excellence in Engineered Wood Flooring

All Root engineered timber floors are manufactured to the highest standards using sustainably sourced wood manufactured by Italian artisans.

Root oak floors are supplied in three grades;

Prime – very few knots for the most uniform, sleek and minimal

Classic - featuring knots that typically occur in wood for a charming natural finish

Rustic - including all the glorious knots and quirks such as mini splits in the oak for a rustic and individual feel

  • The most important element when considering
    an engineered board is the construction.

CONSTRUCTION

Root Engineered Wide-Plank

All Root’s engineered wide-planks are manufactured using a three layer construction. The top layer of wood is supported by a softwood core (second layer) and balanced by an oak/softwood base (third layer). This enables us to manufacture boards up to 500mm wide and over eight metres long.

For the core and base layer, we alternate blocks of slow-grown softwood, thereby increasing stability.

Root Engineered Parquet

Parquet generally uses smaller boards, which reduces movement due to the lower moisture content. All Root engineered Parquet is manufactured using a two layer construction where the top wood layer has been backed onto a high quality birch ply, which allows for sufficient movement to avoid delamination.

Birch plywood is used, rather than the cheaper poplar ply, and bonded using high quality glue between each layer, again increasing stability.

A poorly constructed engineered floor has the potential to delaminate due to low quality glues and drying times. All Root floors undergo a three day pressing process which allows the glue between each layer to fully cure.

  • When specifying any timber floor, it is crucial a finish has been applied to achieve longevity and minimise maintenance.

FINISHING

Root Engineered Wide-Board & Parquet

OIL

Natural oils have been used for generations and although the palette of colours is limited, they can achieve a great depth and sophistication.

VARNISH

As with most things, there is a good and bad way of varnishing a floor. The industry standard application process involves staining the wood, then applying 1-2 coats of clear varnish. This finish will wear over time in high traffic areas, and require sanding and re-finishing. All Root floors have gone through an 8-coat coloured varnish application, rather than staining, which dramatically increases the lifetime of the finish.

There are of course cost implications when engineering & finishing a floor to such high standards, but we believe in producing the best floors that stand up to the test of time without the need for annual maintenance.


All Root Wide Plank & Parquet hardwood floors have been crafted by Italian artisans with years of experience in producing some of the most well manufactured and finished floors available today. All Root floors have been pre-finished using bespoke oils and varnishes which deliver an unrivalled depth of colour & sophistication and minimise maintenance.

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