walnut engineered flooring london

Why Choose Walnut?

When it comes to choosing hardwood flooring, walnut rates high in the popularity stakes. In fact, it is the second most sought-after wood besides oak. It is favoured for its luxurious appearance, that works just as well in modern interiors as it does in traditional homes and businesses. A firm favourite for gun stocks, panelled walls and high end furniture, walnut engineered flooring has also captured the imagination of home owners, business moguls and interior designers across the UK. Xylo Flooring looks at four reasons why walnut is such a sought-after hardwood.

It Grows in the UK

While it is true that Black American Walnut trees are common in east and central North America, they also grow in England. The species was first introduced to Britain in the 17th century and thrives in warmer parts of the UK, such as the south. Although exotic in appearance, the wood is not imported, as it is obtained right here in the UK.

It is Extremely Durable

Although slightly softer than oak, walnut is still a tough hardwood. It is a strong wood that furniture makers love to work with because it is shock resistant. Another characteristic of the wood is that it is resistant to decay, so you know that you are buying a product that will stand the test of time.

It is Very Attractive

Walnut is known for its beauty and elegance, that make it extremely desirable. It has a sophisticated rich, dark colour, with golden and chocolate tones that bring warmth to any interior. The wood also benefits from highly distinctive knots and grain, which is difficult to imitate. It finishes well and, if choosing walnut engineered flooring from Xylo, we will give you the option of a high-quality lacquered or oiled finish.

It Works in Any Room

Walnut wood flooring is suitable for any room of the home, from the kitchen to the bedroom, dining room or living area. All engineered wood flooring products supplied by Xylo Flooring are suitable for underfloor heating, and this includes walnut too.

About Walnut Engineered Flooring from Xylo

Our Black American Walnut floors are available either a single strip or a three strip. So what is the difference between two and how can you decide which is the best option for your interior? The one-strip version has a chunkier, single-plank appearance which looks very much like solid wood flooring. On the other hand, three-strip engineered flooring is made up of three narrower strips joined together, which gives the impression of three boards in one.

Your choice really comes down to personal taste and style. The one strip is more classic in appearance, whereas the three-strip is more contemporary. It has been likened to a modern take on a parquet floor; although, unlike parquet flooring, it consists of just three strips, which all point the same way.

Xylo Flooring – Follow the link above to see our full range of engineered hardwood flooring products including Black American Walnut.

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