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Choosing The Wood

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Request a free, no-obligation quote for wood flooring restorations, repairs and fitting from the Whittlewoods team.

Wood options

We can supply any wood you desire. Your floor is as individual as is your situation and we take pride in being able to find the floor exactly for you.

We have a complete range of timbers available including:

  • Ash
  • Beech
  • Cherry
  • Jatoba
  • Mahogany
  • Merbau
  • Rhodesian teak

However, here are the most popular wood types we’re asked for:

Popular wood types


This magnificent timber is by far the most versatile out of all the timbers available in terms of its length and width colour and grade. It is extremely hard wearing and has been used for centuries in the British flooring industry. Oak is suitable for most interiors and will add warmth and charm to any room.

Scottish Elm

Elm has an extraordinarily unusual grain, and is suitable for large areas where a distinctive look is required. It is extremely hard wearing and is available in long lengths and widths of up to 300mm. This timber is not widely used in the flooring industry and is therefore quite unique.


Maple is an extremely hard and dense timber with a colour variation from brilliant white to a light pink colour. The grain is very unusual with delightful twirls giving it a stunning appearance, suitable mostly for that striking contempory environment. Does not take well to any form of staining. The rustic maple parquet block combination makes an absolutely outstanding floor.


Walnut is well known for its uses in the furniture industry as well as being particularly popular for the use of gunstocks. But when fitted as a floor it’s real beauty can now be appreciated. It has a striking dark heartwood with a creamy brown sapwood which when carefully laid can produce a wonderful effect. This elegant timber oozes opulence is very much suited to the discerning customer.