French maritime pine is a traditional softwood flooring option which can be considered as a cost-effective alternative to oak. As a rustic, knotty timber, French maritime pine is characterised by the attractively prominent colour variation between the redder heartwood, and the cream coloured sapwood. Our pine is supplied brushed or smooth and is unfinished, allowing you to create the look you desire on-site. Please note that this product is not suitable for use with underfloor heating.
To create texture, the boards are machine brushed to remove the soft spring wood, exposing the harder summer wood with some appealing knots. This accentuates the grain and figuring, resulting in a beautifully textured surface. Supplied unfinished, you have the option to finish the floor as you wish.
The boards are meticulously planed to produce a perfectly even, smooth surface. Supplied unfinished, you have the option to finish the floor to your specification.
We recommend finishing your unfinished floor with an Osmo Polyx® Hardwax Oil. Doing so will provide long-lasting protection whilst increasing the floor's durability and stain-repelling properties. Due to the depth of penetration achieved, Osmo Polyx® Hardwax-Oil preserves the character and appearance of the wood and ensures that your floor is easy to clean and requires minimal maintenance. Osmo Polyx® Oil is widely regarded as the highest quality Hardwax-Oil on the market and is available to buy through our online shop. For a list of Osmo oil colours available please go to the colour guide.
The alternative to hardwax-oil is a lacquer or oil-based system, which in our experience do not protect or enhance the natural beauty of the wood to the same extent as a hardwax-oil. In addition, chipping, scratching and cracking have traditionally caused issue when using these systems; issues which are not easily rectified without recoating the entire floor space. For further information on hardwax oil versus lacquer, and instructions on how to oil and maintain your floor, please go to Technical Support.
Our maritime pine is available in the following sizes:
20mm in either 140mm or 200mm widths
2m - microbevel on all four sides
20mm 1.32 TOG
20mm 0.156 W
Our floors are bespoke and made to order - we don't stock standard ranges. We can help and guide your choice, with expert staff who are knowledgeable, experienced and very helpful - call us on 01540 673648.
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