The beech tree’s correct name is the Fagus Sylvatica which is from the Fagaceae family. The name of the beech came from the Old English word ‘boc’ and It is native to Britain.
The bark of the tree is smooth and light grey in colour and the beech produces small flowers in May time. It can grow to be around 40 metres, although this varies for individual plants, and it is very widespread.
In beech woods there is often very little else growing because the leaves prevent sunlight from reaching it. The leaves that fall from the beech take a very long time to disintegrate so they form a blanket on the floor, again preventing anything on the ground from growing.
The tree is often referred to as the lady of the woods and it is considered to be a symbol of posterity. Folklore states that if someone carves their dearest wish in to the stick from a beech tree then it would come true. It was commonly known as the ‘tree of wishes’.
The wood has an even texture and it is very strong and durable. Beech is a pale and attractive hardwood with a lightly marked surface. These marks add character without being dark enough to detract from the design of the rest of the room.
This type of flooring works best in rooms without extravagant colours and it really helps give the illusion of space in small rooms because of the light colouring.
A strong and attractive choice of real wood flooring, this hardwood is pale in colour but is available in a variety of shades, tones and styles to allow you to choose a distinctive style which fits your decor.
There is an option of having this solid wood flooring with a number of markings or very few markings and it comes in textured or smooth finishes or, if you prefer a more natural look, there is are unfinished varieties.
This is constructed by three or four layers of wood being fused together, with the beech hardwood layer on top to give the finished product the same appearance as solid beech flooring.
The engineered layered effect of the floor means that it incredibly strong and doesn’t swell and contract, which hardwood floors can do. Because of the way that this product is structured it can be installed as a floating floor on top of any kind of subfloor.
The option of laminate beech flooring is a popular one because there is such a large range to choose from.
We stock bright and dull shades so that whichever look you hope to achieve your floor will fit. We select the very best brands including Pergo, QuickStep, Elka and UniClic so that you can be sure that you are getting the best quality products.