This Savernake engineered oak flooring has a much more rustic finish than our Marton wooden floorboards. It’s still perfectly clean-cut and precise in its making, but means you can bring in the character and texture that comes with aged timber – without the wobble.
Design & engineering
Savernake comes in three styles: bold and contemporary chevron; traditional parquet herringbone; and wide, one-direction planks. If you don’t want to use the same style in every room, try using two or all three to mark the change in space. Think statement chevron or intricate herringbone in bigger downstairs rooms and the calmer look of planks upstairs.
Oak, because it’ll look more than good in your home. You can expect the odd knot here and the odd change in wood grain there – which means no two tables will ever look quite the same – but overall, it’s a well-balanced timber. All the oak in our Savernake flooring comes from FSC-certified forests in Europe, which means they’re sustainably managed.
What is engineered flooring?
Most people place engineered flooring somewhere between laminate and solid timber. It might sit there in terms of price, but really, it’s the best of both worlds. The layer of natural oak on top means it has the same authentic look and feel of solid timber – and you can sand it back and refinish it – but the plywood underneath gives it structural stability as the timber expands and contracts in the humidity and temperature of your home.
The finish part one: brushing
Brushing’s a bit like sanding, but instead of taking away a whole layer of wood, it just removes the softer fibres from the grain. Run your fingers over the surface and you’ll feel the slight indentations left behind. It’s the way to create the texture of weathered timber in a brand-new, engineered floor.
The finish part two: pigment
After that come two coats of oil. The first one’s pigmented, to give Chalked Oak its pale, slightly grey-toned colour (like lime-washed timber), that’s a good choice if you like light and airy interiors. It also sits in the grooves in the grain and highlights them even more.
Savernake is one of the only designs we don’t deliver ourselves. Instead, it’ll come straight to you from our specialist partner. Rest assured we’ll still handle the booking process for you though. And when you place your order in store or over the phone, we’ll let you know the cost of delivery based on your location and the size of your order. Because Savernake is made to order, we’re afraid you won’t be able to return or cancel your order unless it’s faulty. For our full returns policy, please click here.
Care & need to knows
Just so you know
You’ll probably have Savernake fitted by a professional, but if you or they ever need any guidance, we’ve created an installation guide and included it in the packaging.
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