From its incredible durability to its versatile appearance, our engineered hardwood flooring is the ideal way to introduce a timeless look to your home that can last a lifetime and fit with any interior trends that may come and go.
Why choose Atkinson & Kirby’s oak flooring?
Hardwood flooring can be tailored towards any interior design scheme; whether it be contemporary minimalism with simple, modern touches or rustic charm with traditional furnishings. Oak will complement any setting and work alongside any trend as years go by.
Oak flooring has the ability to stand the test of time, making it the most reliable form of flooring in terms of strength durability. Its quality, hard-wearing surface adds to its timeless appeal, as well as its ability to withstand daily wear and tear. Ultimately, reducing the need for any future refits and saving you money in the long run.
Its longevity also makes oak one of the most sustainable flooring options, which falls in line with the increase in demand for more sustainably sourced materials. Not only will your flooring be long-lasting, but it will help in reducing mass-production within the industry, with Atkinson & Kirby having also been awarded the FSC and PEFC stamp of approval.
How can you achieve a timeless look?
There are endless possibilities when it comes to introducing oak into your design scheme. However, we’ve put together a few tips of how to achieve timeless flooring using a few key trends for 2022…
Deep-toned parquet flooring has a timeless quality and traditional appearance. Our classic herringbone format ranges from rich, dark coffee tones like Sloane Smoked Oak to cool grey hues like its Sonoran Oak.
A muted flooring with minimal knots such as Monoa Oak is the ideal way to introduce bold interiors and retro colour blocking whilst remaining subtle and suitable for future design changes.
Flooring such as Mayar Limed Oak, is both environmentally friendly and unique in appearance with its raw, exposed wood and rustic grade that sits perfectly against any interiors.
Wyvis Smoked Oak’s natural tones are timeless and will complement any décor in years to come. Its environmentally certified low maintenance wood flooring allows homeowners to incorporate sleek designs that are self-sustaining.
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Manufacturer and supplier of premium hardwood flooring, Atkinson & Kirby, has relocated its headquarters to Chirk, North Wales, joining the company’s existing onsite manufacturing and distribution facility. As part of the ongoing development of the company, Atkinson & Kirby has relocated its office headquarters to join its existing manufacturing and distribution facility in Chirk. The move will improve both the service and quality of products by having all staff in one location, unifying working relationships between all departments, from marketing to distribution, as well as improving efficiency, customer service and delivery. Atkinson & Kirby still retains its office and distribution in Livingston. Tradition is an integral part of Atkinson & Kirby and the company is proud to remain one of a few British manufacturers of hardwood flooring, with a selection of solid flooring being produced in its Chirk mill. Tony Miles, CEO of Atkinson & Kirby, comments: “The consolidation of all offices to Chirk is a big move and demonstrates just how serious we are about British manufacturing and sustainability. “We are FSC® certified and take pride in the quality of wood we supply, with rigorous inspections at various stages of production, making sure the wood is always from a sustainable source. “We are a family business and above all, excellent quality and customer service are our priority. The move is already proving successful, with a unified workforce, improved communication and efficiency.READ ARTICLE
When picking out new flooring, many people overlook the toxic chemicals that some flooring types can emit into the home. Young children and pets can be especially susceptible to these toxins which is why it’s important to choose a floor that is as natural as possible and free from any toxic chemicals that can contribute to indoor air pollution. Use this as your guide to non-toxic flooring. Carpet Carpet has traditionally been a popular choice of flooring, however as we become more aware of the health risks associated with carpet flooring people are searching for more natural options. There are many areas in which toxic chemicals could be used within carpet, including the dye used to colour the carpet, adhesives used to bind carpet fibres, and the chemicals used to create resistance to stains. New carpet installation is a large contributor to indoor pollution, a recent EU study identified over 59 hazardous substances found in carpets. Carpets hold these chemicals for months, if not years, but fear not, if you are set on choosing carpet or a rug for your home, place the rug outdoors or a well ventilated area for at least a week, as the first few weeks are when the carpet expels the most toxic fumes. Hardwood Flooring There are two types of hardwood flooring, solid or engineered. When installing hardwood floors the most common option is to glue the floor down. There are many safe, non-toxic glue options that you can use, speak to your installer about sourcing a non-toxic glue. Alternatively, flooring profile options have advanced including 5G click, which simply clicks together allowing you to ‘float’ the floor, without requiring glue. Solid Hardwood Solid hardwood flooring is considered the safest and least toxic option as it’s completely natural and free from any toxins. Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. It has many advantages, including its durability, with proper maintenance and care, solid wood flooring can last a lifetime. For an even more eco-friendly option, choose 100% FSC certified wood floors, as the timber used to produce the floor comes from legal sustainable sources. However, as solid hardwood floors are 100% wood they can’t be used in moist areas, including bathrooms and basements. Engineered Hardwood Engineered hardwood flooring has low toxicity and similar advantages to solid hardwood flooring, but it can also be used with underfloor heating. Engineered flooring is made from multiple layers of wood for extra stability. Laminate Laminate flooring mimics hardwood, but instead uses synthetic wood. Unfortunately, due to the toxins and chemicals in the bonding adhesives, laminate isn’t the safest option for non-toxic flooring. Ceramic Tile Ceramic tile is also another safe option, as the tiles are usually made from non-toxic materials. However, as tiles require a thinset mortar for the tiles to adhere to, as well as grout to fill the spaces between each tile. While, the tiles themselves do not contain these chemicals, it is possible that these products do. In Summary When choosing your flooring opt for the most natural materials and products for a non-toxic home that is safe for pets and children. Atkinson & Kirby is committed to supplying non-toxic hardwood flooring, with solid hardwood floors being manufactured at our mill in Britain. All of our hardwood floors are FSC® and PEFC® meaning you can be sure the timber was sourced from sustainable forests. View our solid hardwood floors or engineered hardwood floors. If you would like to order a sample, or speak to one of our experienced customer service team, contact us here.READ ARTICLE