Orlestone oak started the production of solid oak flooring 15 years ago.
We were heavily into the production of oak beams and it seemed a natural progression to start manufacturing our own oak flooring.
When we first started we would take the rough sawn oak boards to our local joinery companies, the boards were kin dried down to around 10% already and in most cases they were ready to lay.
Taking the boards to a third party was always problematic for us, transporting them in the sawn state was not too much of an issue but once transformed into oak flooring they became a transportation nightmare to us. Coming back to us when they have been machined they were harder to bundle as the tongue and groove needed to be protected, and also when carrying several different jobs they would move around when put on top of each other.
We found that as our orders grew the companies we were using could not cope with are demand this pushed us into manufacturing our own oak flooring. (And starting are own joinery company)
This put the control of production times back to us and the quality of our product.
Some of the main differences our product differ to other supplies are the thickness and the length of the boards, the thickness is 22mm on European oak (un-sanded) and the lengths we normally like to supply are 2 mtrs and up.
Let’s not forget that most other companies do not manufacture as we do and only offer a limited array of solid oak flooring.
As we do manufacture we can offer other services such as sanding and filling. Also end matching; this is where we add a t&g to the end of the boards.
We can also machine the boards down from 22mm to 14mm and anything in between (cost implications normally apply).
We also offer a matching service; this is done when our customers or builders have damaged flooring or move walls or kitchens to create a larger living space. We can duplicate the size and thickness of the flooring, we can also colour the flooring to match the existing. When offering this service we like to have an existing sample of the flooring.
One of our new lines we have to offer is a worn look flooring in oak; this started as 200mm wide oak floor boards, and due to demand it now comes in three widths we have also altered the profile to be more subtle in appearance.
Added more recently is our sawn look flooring range this can be supplied in any width, it has a rougher surface texture and it suitable for domestic and commercial uses.
Watch this space for new solid oak flooring and engineered oak flooring products !