Gold Leaf Collection
VidaSpace’s collection of solid oak planks and herringbones. These unfinished solid hardwood planks and herringbone blocks are sourced from sustainably-grown forests in Europe. Made of solid European oak, they are manufactured by a reputable family mill, which has been in operation since the 1970s. The traditional solid parquet floor is precision manufactured with square or tumbled edges, and in a variety of grades and widths.
Why Gold Leaf Solid Wooden Flooring
Stocked in New Zealand
These unfinished solid planks and herringbones are stocked in New Zealand, and available in 1-2 days.
Made in Europe
Gold Leaf products are sourced from sustainably grown forests and precision machined in Europe.
The unfinished surface gives you complete creative control on the final look. Whether you choose to oil, lacquer, stain or oil your solid timber flooring, its all possible with this range.
100% Solid Wood
Solid Wood can last beyond a lifetime. Because it is finished on site, its surface can be sealed completely, meaning less chance of moisture ingress and therefore damage over time. Solid Wood also can be fixed directly to joists.
Tongue & Groove on 4 sides
Gold Leaf planks and parquetry blocks are machined with T&G on 4 sides, ensuring a more effective join and less movement over time.
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HW063 20mm Fumed Oak Herringbone Gold LeafQUICK VIEW
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Wood Grades Explained
Typically, prime grade has few, if any knots, and these will be of minimal size. There will also be a minimal amount of sapwood defects and filler, if any at all. Where filler is used its colour is carefully selected to complement the wood rather than to match it exactly, and the colour of the filler may vary from batch to batch. There will be a relatively small amount of colour variation in the timber itself.
Select / Classic Grade
Known as either select or classic grade, typically this will have a mix of almost prime boards with other planks which have more knots. Slightly larger knots are allowed in this grade. Heartwood and colour variation in the timber should be expected and there may be some checks (cracks across the growth ring), sapwood and filler. The colour of the filler is carefully selected to complement the wood rather than to match it exactly and it may vary from batch to batch.
Typically, character grade will include both heartwood and sapwood and allows a wider range of colour variation. Knots are larger and you should expect checks (cracks across the growth ring) and possibly some end shake (cracks between the rings). Filler will be used, the colour of which is carefully selected to complement the wood rather than to match it exactly, and it may vary from batch to batch.
Known as either natural or rustic grade this allows a virtually limitless size and number of knots. Heartwood will be used, there will be colour variation, sapwood and filler; you should also expect checks (cracks across the growth ring) and possibly some end shake (cracks between the rings). The colour of the filler is carefully selected to complement the wood rather than to match it exactly and it may vary from batch to batch.
FAQ’s About Gold Leaf Solid Wooden Flooring
What is solid wood flooring?
A solid wood floor is floor laid with planks or boards which have been milled from a single piece of timber, usually a hardwood. Since wood is hydroscopic (it acquires and loses moisture from the ambient conditions around it) this potential instability effectively limits the length and width of the boards. Solid hardwood flooring is usually cheaper than engineered timbers and damaged areas can be sanded down and refinished repeatedly, the number of timbers being limited only by the thickness of wood above the tongue. Solid construction timber is often used for sports floors and most traditional wood blocks, mosaics and parquetry are also of solid construction.
Can I fit wood flooring over underfloor heating?
As a general rule, VidaSpace do not recommend the use of solid wood over underfloor heating. The majority of engineered boards are, however, perfectly suited to use with underfloor heating; this is particularly true of those with an oak lamella and less likely to be so for ones using exotic timbers. Always check with VidaSpace before specifying any wood floor for use with underfloor heating.
What is an oiled finish?
Oil penetrates deep into the wood and brings out the true beauty of both the colour and grain as well as providing protection for the product. In addition to providing a natural look, oiled products lend themselves to being spot repaired in the event of surface damage.
Most oiled products require an additional coat of oil or Hardwax Oil, a mixture of sunflower, soybean and thistle oil, carnauba and candelilla wax after installation. This is micro-porous, water-repellent, dirt-, wear-, and stain-resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices and milk; it will not crack, flake, peel or blister.
How do I care for an oiled wood floor?
Oiled wood floors are very easy to care for. For everyday cleaning to remove dust or loose debris a broom, vacuum cleaner or dry mop is all that is required. For more thorough cleaning, damp mop using a diluted oiled wood floor cleaner. In public places where the footfall is greater, oiled wood floors may be damp mopped on a daily basis and should be treated regularly with a maintenance wax. This may be applied to the most heavily used areas or to the whole floor, spreading it with an electric, single-disc buffing machine with a beige pad. Maintenance wax need only be applied to residential flooring when the wood begins to look a little lifeless.
How should I store my Solid Wood Flooring prior to fitting?
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