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The French Provincial feeling with random width flooring from The Good House

The warmth of a timber floor always appeals to home owners and renovators. This is particularly true with French Oak timber floors, and at THE GOOD HOUSE we have a soft spot for strip flooring made of a blend of 3 different widths. This creates that rustic, countryside look described as "French Provincial", that can transform a simple bedroom into a room out of the ordinary, at no excessive cost, and make a lounge a place with a soul of its own.

Our traditional brushed and beveled finishes will enhance that weathered aspect without getting out of budget, as there will then be very little or no need for sanding, thus a significant saving. Oil finish is best suited to oak flooring, and even more so if you are after that Provincial flair.

A typical blend of widths will include boards of 105mm, 140mm and 180mm as shown on the picture (rustic grade). Of course any other combination can be worked out of our 7 different standard widths: 85mm, 105mm, 125mm, 140mm, 160mm, 180mm and 200mm.

This blended pattern was in fact a very traditional type of flooring in farm and country houses all across Europe. The simple reason is that tree logs are more or less round, and random width provides the best recovery from the raw material. This makes sense even more with European oak, as the very heart of the log is usually not good at all and has to be discarded. And not much has changed nowadays!

As for all our timbers, our random width strip flooring is made out of French Oak harvested from sustainably managed forests, under a PEFC agreement. Learn more about it by clicking on the PEFC logo in our timber floor web pages.

We will assist you in any aspect of style and installation. Feel free to contact us for a free quotation.

And visit our website to discover the three other main products we import from France: Roof tiles, Traditional and Designer fireplaces, and European casement windows.

At The Good House, we look forward to sharing your vision.

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