Discover the wood look for you.

If you’ve decided you want the timeless look of a wood-effect floor, chances are you’ve already got a good idea of what colour you’d like. You might have decided whether you want narrow or wide planks, or a geometric effect such as herringbone. But one other factor you might want to consider before you take the plunge is wood grain.

Timber varies in the intensity of its grain markings and surface patterns, with some wood floors having plenty of knots and cracks, visible sapwood and mineral streaks, and others having an almost uniform colour and barely-there soft, subtle markings. The grain you choose can make a huge difference to the overall look of your finished floor, but the “rules” (see below) are really very simple.

If you want a contemporary vibe…then a low-key wood grain is the way to go. Ultimate Style Noblesse’s subtle grain perfectly captures the look of a sanded oak floor, and will give any interior an elegant, “clean” finish and a fresh, modern feel. It also makes a wonderful backdrop for bright furnishings, so be bold with your colour choices.

If you want to add character to a room…Sorbonnefrom our Ultimate Style collection or our Ultimate Timber Edgewoodflooring are fabulous choices. Both feature a richly textured surface and a swirling grain with plenty of knots, cracks and colour variation that capture the essence of aged oak. With their dramatic vintage look, either floor is sure to be a talking point.

If you prefer the classic, traditional look…opt for a medium grain. Tavel, from the Ultimate Timber PU Collection, features plenty of interest in the form of an attractive swirling grain and occasional marks and blemishes, but the overall effect is relaxed rather than visually overwhelming, making it a great choice if you want to give a room a welcoming vibe.

Of course, in the end it all comes down to personal preference – feel free to go your own way! But with Avenue offering such a diverse range of beautiful timber-effect floors in every style of wood grain, size and colourway, you’re sure to achieve a look you’ll love. If you need any help making your choice, just give us a call.