African Teak: A hardwearing wood known also as Iroko Wood. Commonly used as a base for decking.
African Walnut: Another African wood, regularly used for hardwood flooring as well as furniture and worktops.
American Black Walnut: A strong and enduring material commonly used for hardwood flooring and various pieces of furniture.
Bamboo: Actually a variety of grass rather than a type of wood. Environmentalists are fans of bamboo as it can be harvested every 3 years due to its speed of growth.
Beech: An extremely tough light coloured wood used widely for furniture and flooring.
Concrete subfloor: Sometimes known as cement screed. A suitable subfloor for hardwood flooring or engineered wood.
Cumaru: A very tough South African hardwood used as a decking base. This wood is 5 times stronger than pine, redwood and cedar).
Dafo: A South East Asian wood used for veneer, joinery and furniture.
Dahoma: A strong African wood used commonly in construction and for decking.
Decking: A timber surface, usually outdoors.
Decorative Cement: A Cement that is a continuous lining of high quality decorative cement that comes ready for direct application onto both floors and walls; indoor and outdoor.
Engineered wood flooring: Flooring made from a plywood base and a top layer of hardwood.
Floor joist subfloor: Also known as a batten subfloor. Suitable for hardwood flooring.
Floating installation: A method of floor installation most suited to engineered wood flooring.
Glue down installation: A secure method of flooring installation for solid and engineered wood flooring.
Hardwood flooring: Flooring comprising of solid pieces of wood.
Ipe: A type of hardwood used as a base in decking and originating in South America.
Jarrah: An Australian wood used for flooring, decking and outdoor construction.
Kapur: A South East Asian wood used on joinery and construction.
Laminate flooring: A synthetic flooring option that is very popular because of its economy.
Mahogony: A popular Brazilian wood, known for its dark hue and durability.
Nail-down installation: A simple, effective but time-consuming method of installing hardwood floors.
Oak: A favourite hardwood in the UK, used widely for flooring.
Prime engineered wood: The highest grade of engineered wood flooring.
Rustic wood: Wood that is reclaimed or treated to have a natural, rustic appearance.
Semi-solid floors: Another name for engineered wood flooring.
Staple-down installation: Similar to nail-down installation but using staples instead of nails.
Teak: A gold coloured wood with dark markings from Indonesia. Popular for decking.
Utile: A West African wood used for furniture, construction and flooring.
Virola: A South American wood used for plywood and interior joinery.
Walnut: Used widely in veneer and panelling. European, American and African varieties are available.
Yew: A softwood that grows in Europe.
Zebrano: Type of wood with a figure that resembles the striping of a zebra, with dark stripes on a light background