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A large choice

Are you looking for a wooden floor that is entirely tailored to you and your living situation, your technical requirements and your financial capabilities? Then at NOBEL Flooring in Minderhout you’ve come to the right place. Pay a non-committal visit to our home-like showroom, where we can paint you a perfect picture of the possibilities.

Because we have the entire process from trunk to board in house, we can go a long way to meeting your personal requirements. The floorboards can be made with fixed or variable widths from 10 to 28 cm and a length of up to 3.5 m. The standard thickness is 16 mm, with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 24 mm. 

Of course you can also choose the quality of the wood yourself and thus define the appearance of your floor. At NOBEL Flooring you have a choice of four qualities: Grade 1 (wood with almost no irregularities), Grade 2 (boards with the odd knot here and there), 2nd-3rd Choice (for a lively floor with a natural look) and 3rd-4th Choice (for those after a solid look).

You also have a choice between two cutting methods: plain- and quarter-sawn wood. With plain-sawn wood the trunk is cut into long slices, while with quarter-sawn the tree is divided into quarters longitudinally and sawn towards the centre of the trunk. Connoisseurs of wood prefer quarter-sawn wood because this method provides the most stability.

NOBEL Flooring offers you a large choice of finishes that determine the appearance of your wooden floor, such as sanded or finely brushed for a sleek interior or slightly more coarsely brushed for a more classic look.  Or perhaps you would prefer it even rougher and more robust? Then we can age your new floor, giving an attractive, lived-on patina.

Once you have made up your floor to your taste, we will finish it in the colour of your choice. Our extensive range of colours includes everything from trendy shades to timeless classics. After this staining, finally we apply several protective coatings to make your floor dirt- and water-repellent. And then your floor is ready to be installe

The best of both worlds

NOBEL Flooring makes its composite floors from French oak and Finnish birch multiplex. The oak top layer gives the floor the character and feel of a solid oak floor. Gluing the solid top layer onto the multiplex underlayer neutralises the movement of the oak. The combination of both materials offers us the best of both worlds: the stability of multiplex and the charm of solid oak.

The difficulty in creating composite boards for a high-quality parquet floor lies in joining the two base materials together. The solid oak top layer must be glued waterproof and air-free onto the multiplex underlayer. Thanks to this bonding method, which has been extensively tested by independent research centres, the composite parquet can be installed on top of underfloor heating without any problems.

Our composite parquet is made with a 3 to 6 mm thick top layer of solid oak. To obtain an attractive oak top layer, the same traditional woodcraft is required as for solid parquet. For this, NOBEL Flooring can fall back on its years, indeed centuries, of experience with solid oak. Just like our forefathers, we still always buy the right trees to be processed into parquet ourselves.

The basis for a high-quality composite parquet floor birch multiplex. Here too, NOBEL Flooring only works with the best quality, from Finland. The underside of the birch multiplex is grooves to improve adhesion and bond more flexibly with the underfloor. The composite boards possess outstanding stability, and can be both glued in place and installed floating. Unique on the market is that the different board lengths and wood qualities are the same as with our solid parquet.

A floor for life

Solid oak gives your home a unique character due to the natural grain of the wood. Its natural appearance makes it cosy and pleasant to live on. It is sound-absorbing, heat-insulating, soft and nice to walk on barefoot. Because of its thickness, a solid oak floor can be sanded and removed several times. With solid parquet you are therefore choosing floor for life. Or much longer. Just look at the wooden floors in old monasteries and castles…

Solid parquet is the umbrella term for all wooden floors that consist of a single layer of wood. Our solid wooden floors consist of long boards all lying in the same direction. The boards are long (from 2 to 3.5 m in variable lengths) and wide (from 10 to 26 cm, fixed or variable). In contrast to most solid traditional parquets, a solid parquet floor is self-supporting. With a thickness of 21 mm, the boards are therefore relatively heavy (16 kg/m2).

Solid wood moves. By absorbing or releasing moisture, a solid board will become wider or narrower depending on the conditions. A solid wooden floor will therefore shrink or expand by several millimetres overall if the humidity is high or low, always widthways. To give the boards the freedom to move, at NOBEL Flooring solid floors are always laid floating. For the same reason, a degree of lateral play must always be allowed for below the skirting.

A traditional parquet is characterised by a huge variety of stylish patterns. All kinds of shapes can be formed with the strips from one or several types of wood. Some laying patterns are well known, such as the herringbone pattern, the Hungarian point, Versailles parquet and strip parquet. Strip parquet has the most in common with a solid wooden floor. The strips of wood are 6 to 7.5 cm wide and 20 to 100 cm long.

With strip parquet, the solid wooden strips are glued by the craftsman and usually also nailed to a wooden underflooring. These floors are then sanded and oiled in situ. A method that creates a great deal of dust and dirt. The solid boards from NOBEL Flooring have not only been tongue-and-grooved for ease of installation, they are also completely finished and delivered ready for laying, so they require no after-treatment.


Classic motif, modern technique

NOBEL Flooring breathes new life into the "traditional herringbone parquet" of the past by manufacturing it in the same way as its composite wooden floors: a combination of oak and birch multiplex. The oak top layer gives the floor the character and feel of a classic parquet floor made from solid oak. Gluing the top layer onto the multiplex underlayer neutralises the natural movement of the wood.

The composite manufacture of "herringbone parquet" offers several key benefits. The "composite" herringbone leaves the workshop in a finished condition and can be glued directly onto the underfloor. This means no more nails or sanding, which in turn allows almost any "solid floor" finish to be applied to our "herringbone parquet". In addition, the final protective coating is applied to the boards in the workshop, guaranteeing an extremely high level of quality.

The "composite herringbone" from NOBEL Flooring possesses the same qualities as our normal composite wooden floors and is therefore suitable for underfloor heating. For the top layer we seek out the most suitable oaks, and for the underlayer we use best-quality birch multiplex. The boards are also tongue-and-grooved. Unique on the market is that much larger upper strips can be used here than with a classic "parquet floor". 

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