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October 2008

Scarving Xperience - wood with an authentic twist

Scaring Xperience, developed by Inpa and H&W Finishing, is new technique to give unfinished wooden floorboards a truly unique character.

You've experienced the 'trendy' look of aged and destressed ranges - most times available only in Oak, in specific floor types and standard pre-defined colour oils. Although plentiful, no choices beside that: what you see is what you get.

The 5 options of the Scarving Xperience changes all this:

Unique hand-scraped or aged in an controlled process can be added to any unfinished floorboards available from our Duoplank and Solid floors manufacturer Inpa.

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Then you tell us what finish you want and the floorboards will be factory finished to the highest standard: giving you your own truly unique natural wooden floor.

The range we carry from this manufacturer contains Oak and many (from their own FSC certified forest) tropical species in various widths.
Choose a solid board, or the well-known Duoplank or the wood-engineered basic range.

Scarving Xperience: almost unlimited options in high quality!

Ask for more details by phone (01233 - 713725), email or drop by in our showroom in the lovely village of Charing.


Heatflow: float wood on underfloor heating systems

More and more underfloor heating systems use the so-called 'floating-system' where the water pipes are placed in thick insulation "blocks". These blocks on their own are load-bearing and don't need screeding over or floor-cover supporting battens in between.
Most wood-engineered boards are suitable to be installed on underfloor heating systems (our own Oak Duoplank range is even guaranteed!) but need something between the water pipes and the backing. Most manufacturers recommend the boards are glued down on the screed layer or sheet material placed over the pipes.
So what to do with the newer underfloor heating systems?

Heatflow Duralay (the Timbermate underlayment makers) now have a special underlayment that solves this problem: the Heatflow Wood Underlay.

This underlay is specially formulated for use with electric or water based underfloor heating, provides a very low thermal resistance level allowing heat to pass through it easily and a high reduction of transmitted noise of 21db. It has lower 'tog' ratings which allow the warmth generated by underfloor heating to pass quickly into the room. They conduct more heat than other underlays, making them the ideal choice for installations with underfloor heating, bringing greater heating efficiency and the potential of reducing heating bills.

Available in rolls of 15 sq m in our webshop: wood flooring accessories