English Elm or as it was known long time ago - Ulmus procera can't be oiled, it is factory finished and is is supplied as square edged floor-board pieces. Once your engineered English Elm flooring is installed it will need sanding and after this a hard wax oil procedure. A hard wax oil protect the floors and enriches the deep nuances of it's structure.Elm wood has a very attractive shape. English Elm was once widely used in homes, specially in halls and staircases it is very hardwearing. It's the grain is quite wild and the wood is more sensitive to variations in moisture. This wood type is also resistant to decay when it is in moisture rooms, Elm wood was hollowed trunks were widely used as water pipes during the Medieval period in Europe. Therefore in modern, warmer houses we suggest the use of Wych Elm as it is more stable than English Elm. It's density varies between species, but averages around 560 kg per cubic metre. Burls of English Elm are frequently referred to as Carpathian Elm burl. This wonderful wood is very resistant to splitting with it's coarse and uneven texture which our floor renovation experts can fix!
Elm was also used as piers in the construction of the original London Bridge!