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What is Contour flooring?

Our Contour range is an ultra-modern and elegant, lightly brushed Oak flooring option. Supplied brushed and pre-finished, Contour Oak flooring is available in solid or engineered boards. To create a beautifully textured surface, wire brushes are used to pull out the softer spring wood, exposing the harder summer wood and thus accentuating the grain. The uniquely soft colour hues of Contour Oak flooring are achieved by staining the brushed oak with specially formulated hydro-stains before finishing with an Osmo Polyx® Hardwax oil.  

European Oak is widely considered to be the finest available worldwide due to it’s attractive colouring, figuring and durability properties. All Russwood oak flooring originates from the same highest quality raw material, making grade selection purely an aesthetic preference. 

Which grades are available? 

The Contour Oak Flooring range is available in Character, Prime and Prime Plus grades, all of which feature boards which are carefully hand graded and selected to your specification.  

Character Grade

Ideal for naturally inspired interiors. The beautifully prominent figuring - a mixture of heartwood, sapwood and large, hand-filled and brushed knots - illustrates the true, rustic nature of this premium timber flooring.

Prime Grade

Clean, contemporary and incredibly stylish. Each floorboard has been carefully selected to ensure that the beautiful figuring of the Oak is highlighted but, only small pre-filled and brushed knots are present.

Prime Plus Grade

In addition, we offer a Prime Plus grade where only exceptional boards with occasional pin knots are selected from our prime grade. This is a truly special product which is subject to raw material availability.

Which colours are available?

Contour boards are supplied pre-finished in a choice of 9 different colours – from whites, through greys, to brown with light hints of purple. These softly toned colours have been specially formulated to highlight the pronounced grain and beautiful figuring of the oak, resulting in a striking finish.

Browse available colours using our flooring colour guide.

What size of boards are available?

Our range of Contour Oak pre-finished flooring products are available in the following sizes:


  • Solid 20mm thick: 120mm, 150mm, 170mm & 185mm
  • Engineered 15mm thick: 120mm, 155mm, 175mm/190mm & 225mm
  • Engineered 20mm thick: 225mm


  • Solid: 40% of floorboards will be between 0.5m and 1.65m long, 60% will be 1.7m or longer, up to a maximum length of 2.8m
  • Engineered: floorboards will be between 0.7m and 2.4m long with at least 85% of boards guaranteed to be over 1.49m long

Can I order skirtings and stair nosings to match my floor?

Yes. We can supply a range of stair treads, stair nosings, skirtings, thresholds and tables to match floors, helping unify spaces within your project. See more on our skirtings and stair material page.

In addition, our flooring is carefully dried to 8-10% moisture content (+/-2%), making it perfect for other internal joinery applications such as wall cladding.

What is the expected thermal performance when using underfloor heating?

TOG Rating

  • 20mm Solid Board: 1.32 TOG
  • 15mm 2 layer Engineered Board: 1.24 TOG
  • 20mm 2 layer Engineered Board: 1.50 TOG

Heat Transfer

  • 15mm 2 layer Engineered Board: 0.118 Wm2k
  • 20mm 2 layer Engineered Board: 0.133 Wm2k


Prices for our Contour Oak flooring start at £59.10 per m2 excluding VAT.

Ask an Expert

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 or email mail@russwood.co.uk.

Somner Macdonald Architects
Russwood’s in-house expertise was greatly appreciated, especially in the early stages. The team was very knowledgeable and kept us on the right track with product choice and what was and wasn’t possible. Russwood were available throughout the project to answer technical queries which was a great bonus when trying to deliver a high end product and get it right first time round.

Sean Gaule, Somner Macdonald Architects