If you are looking for a stylish dark wood floor then look no further than our range of solid and engineered walnut wood flooring. Walnut is a dense, high quality hardwood - and being both durable and elegant it is an excellent species to have underfoot. A member of the Acacia family, walnut is found in both southern and northern hemispheres but the predominant source for flooring comes from the Americas.
How durable is walnut wood flooring?
Walnut flooring is renowned for its beauty and is resistant to wear and tear. Being an especially dense wood, it is particularly resistant to damage from impact - but very dependent on the product that is used to finish the floor for scratch resistance. Walnut floors are very impermeable and resistant to most liquids, and a great alternative to oak flooring.
Can I use solid walnut flooring with under floor heating?
At Source Wood Floors we recommend that you never use solid walnut flooring with under floor heating. This is because it will cause the wood to expand and contract which will eventually cause problems and could damage your wood flooring. If you wish to use under floor heating, it is best to go for engineered walnut as it has greater dimensional stability. This - along with a purpose designed wood flooring adhesive such as Sikabond or underlay such as Quicktherm - will give you a wonderful walnut floor for years to come.
What finishes can be applied to walnut flooring?
Our walnut flooring is available in either oiled or lacquered finish. The oiled walnut floor can be either UV oiled or finished with a natural oil - which gives the dark tropical hardwood a beautiful matt lustre, a timeless quality that can complement a range of interior styles. A lacquered walnut floor generally has a higher gloss and this really brings out the warm luxurious tones of this tropical hardwood. A lacquered walnut wood floor also benefits from being slightly more scratch resistant to its oiled counterpart.