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Find the Ideal Wooden Floor for Your Needs

When it comes to renewing your flooring, finding the wood to suit you can often be difficult. Real wood solid flooring is perfect for creating character and integrating a specific design into your property, whereas our engineered wood consists of multiple layers of species with the advantage of easy installation. With that in mind, here is a quick guide of which wood to choose depending on your requirements.

For Long Life…
One of the main things you look for in flooring is its long life. All of our different types of flooring are given lacquered finishes of up to five coats, which means both the solid and engineered wood is built to last, having highly wear-resistant characteristics making them excellent value for money. All wood is also bevelled for safety, longevity and also aesthetics meaning the finished product is always sleek and streamlined. If you are looking for thick flooring howeve...


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About Alsford

The largest Timber Merchant in the South East.

Alsford Timber has been around since 1882. Everything that makes up the modern world has happened in our lifetime - we've literally seen it all. Of course, there's been enormous change. From our humble beginnings selling timber and fencing in South West London, we've grown to become the largest timber merchant in South East England, with 18 branches across four counties we trade in Kent, Surrey, Essex, London, East Sussex and West Sussex. But we're still true to our founders' values of expertise and excellence in everything we do.

We've spent over 130 years creating the Alsford brand you see today. Because, like you, we believe in building things to last.

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