Picking a floor isn't something you do every day. What color is pretty? What installation pattern do I want for my floor? Is it possible to combine my wood floor with underfloor heating? All questions this website gives you answers to. Do you prefer a personal consult about your wood flooring project? Please, plan a visit to our showroom or make a video call appointment. We will take all the time you need for a personal advice. Ask us all the questions you want about wood flooring and we will advise you properly. If you are not able to come to our showroom, please plan a 'call me back appointment' or call +31-172-477355.
Wood is a strong and sustainable natural product. Floors made of wood give a warm, intimate atmosphere to your home or office and will last a lifetime. A wooden floor is a feast for the eyes because each plank has a unique wood grain pattern and only gets more beautiful over the years.
Wooden Floors have been around for centuries
Wood flooring has been used for centuries. In the Middle Ages, wooden floors were laid in castles, monasteries and mansions. Wood is easy to work with, can be recycled and is biodegradable. Wood is also a renewable raw material in contrast to other raw materials such as petroleum, stone or ore that form the basis of other types of floors such as laminate, PVC or flagstones.
Uipkes has many years of experience in delivering and installing custom wooden floors for many private individuals, architects and companies in The Netherlands and abroad. Sustainability, craftsmanship, an eye for detail and our love for wood and design are central to the way we operate. All our oak floors are made from wood that comes from sustainably managed forests and we also use environmentally friendly natural products such as linseed oil in the finishing of our wooden floors.
At Uipkes, traditional working never went away. Our experienced flooring installers create your wooden floor in the installation pattern, color and wood type the way you want it. They also have extensive experience in placing engineered wood flooring on underfloor heating. Our wooden floors can be used everywhere, including in the kitchen or bathroom.
DETAILS & CUSTOMIZATION
Do you have specific wood detailing wishes for your floor, such as a wooden floor without skirting boards, creating transitions between different rooms or covering a staircase in the same type of wood as your floor? We offer customized solutions, where we can show our passion for wood and traditional craftsmanship. So there is always a floor that matches perfectly with your interior.
Visit one of our showrooms in Alphen, Amsterdam or Naarden or schedule a video call to share your floor ideas with us and receive advice from us without any obligations. Bring pictures of the interior and the areas where the wooden floors will be placed during a call or visit to us, so we can give you tailored advice. See you soon!
Oak wood is the most popular wood species for wood floors because of the natural and timeless character, the strength and hardness of oak and the many ways you can finish oak floorboards. Oak floors can be combined with different interior designs and various types of houses.
A durable oak floor of Uipkes is made in the Netherlands and delivered world wide in the color, shape and width that you like, so you will never have limited options.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Uipkes Wood Flooring supplies various types of parquet. This is an engineered floor (layered wood floor) available with various toppings and suitable for underfloor heating. You cannot see from the surface whether it is a solid wood floor or parquet. The top layer comes from the same tree and is sawn, dried and planed in a durable wood processing company in the Netherlands, so we can provide you always with the best quality parquet flooring in one of our gorgeous color finishes.
Cost of Wood Flooring
Do you want to buy a wooden floor, but have no idea why prices differ so much between wood flooring suppliers? Here you will find information on how the price of a wooden floor is established and what to look at when you compare prices between suppliers.
Types of Wood
Uipkes can provide wood floors in over twenty types of solid wood. In addition, we offer multi layered engineered wood floors (parquet floors) in various wood species that are very suitable for underfloor heating or floor cooling. The most popular wood type for a wooden floor is oak wood.
How to install wood flooring
A wooden floor can be installed in various ways, depending on the current floor of your home or office.
In addition, other factors can play an important role in the installation of a wooden floor. For example, if you live in an apartment, noise reduction is important. In that case, our advice is to install a 'floating' floor. In short: every situation requires tailor-made advice.
Origin of Wood
In this time, it is important to be involved in a professional and responsible manner with the product wood. Naturally, we set high standards for our organization and our employees, but also high standards for the sustainable products we create.
JANKA WOOD HARDNESS
Hardness is an important feature for wood species. One type of wood is harder than the other. The harder the wood the more durable the floor. The hardness of wood is measured in Janka, also known as the "Janka Hardness" system (N). This means the force measured in kg required to push a smooth steel ball with a diameter of 11,824 mm to the middle of the wood (the surface of the half steel ball is exactly 100 mm²).
The appearance of wood
In general, there are three principal surfaces or sawing methods of wood: the crosscut surface, the radial surface and the tangential surface. The crosscut surface is any surface that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the trunk. The radial surface is any vertical surface passing through the longitudinal axis of the tree and through the center of the trunk. It is also called quarter sawn wood. The tangential surface is any surface that does not pass through the longitudinal axis of the tree, but runs parallel to it. When sawing is performed in tangential direction, we speak of flat cut wood.
Movement of Wood
Wood is a versatile material, with infinite application possibilities. By nature it is beautiful, characteristic and warm. In addition, it is strong, durable and easy to handle. Wood is influenced by the soil, the climate and the structure and structure of the tree from which wood is derived. These influences make wood so diverse. When applying wood, consideration should be given to characteristics such as: wood moisture content, shrink and swell, volume and heat characteristics.