A lesson in Reclaimed Victorian Engineered Floorboards For UnderFloor Heating UK
Are you looking for high quality, European made engineered floorboards made from reclaimed French Oak or reclaimed English Pine?
These last few months we have received a great deal of enquiries for genuine and original reclaimed antique pine for underfloor heating. As you may know already this means that these specialist boards need to be engineered. This process we can do and we have just completed a few more trials before our new product launch in Jan 2013. Here you will see a few behind the scenes photographs of the fist initial stage in machining. Prior to this these hard to find old pine floorboards have to be sourced, lifted, graded and then detailed 100%.
You see, these machines are not cheap, to cut a top layer of timber for an engineered floorboard means that the machine has to be calibrated to a staggering .10mm accuracy.
The specialist machines cost over ￂﾣ140 000 each and they do not take kindly to scrap metal and fragments being inserted into their mechanical parts. Perhaps now, we can appreciate why most wood flooring companies stay clear of this kind of production, potentially reclaimed wooden engineered flooring is at a loss before anything is even sold. Hey, but not us! We’re right in the thick of it and we’re here to serve you, we are in the process of engineering the very best European made Engineered Oak and Pine Floorboards available.
Here you will see the top layers being cut from a genuine reclaimed pine floorboard, these top layers are cut to 4mm thick which is the standard thickness for a 16mm engineered floorboard backed onto Boiled Tested Latvian Birch ply. Batches are limited and reservations are recommended.