Berkeley Bison Engineered Walnut
|Pack Size||2.112 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Berkeley Bison Walnut 240 x 20/6mm Wood Flooring is 20mm thick with a 6mm solid hardtop wear layer. This product comes in fixed lengths of 2.2m. Walnut wood flooring is one of the most luxurious products on the market, it doesn't have the most modest price tag but once laid the true beauty and quality is evidential, completely transforming any room.
The lacquered finish, makes the surface layer resistant to water splashes or spillages, so if you do happen to have an accident this will simply just mop up without seeping into the surface. However as this is a natural product we would always advise you to mop up any spillages or splashes as quickly as possible. Another property of engineered wood that is worth noting is the fact that is can be used in conjunction with underfloor heating. Where a solid wood would become damaged and cracked, engineered wood can expand and contract with the heat so not to damage the wood.
Because of the way its made, the Berkeley Bison Walnut can be installed using three different methods. Option one, ‘floating floor’, is achieved by gluing the tongue and groove parts of the board and allow the floor as a whole to float, usually cushioned with use of an underlay. Option two would be to secret nail the tongue part of the plank into a wooden subfloor. Finally, option three would be to stick the timber directly onto the subfloor with use of flooring adhesive. Please see the full, downloadable installation guide in the installation tab above for more information.
This walnut product is elegantly pre finished with 8 coats of pearl satin UV lacquer giving it ultimate protection, durability and easy to maintain. Each plank has a 4v Groove, bevelled edge giving each plank more natural definition individually. This floor can be sanded down up to 6 times however it shouldn't be necessary to do so for the first 15-20 years.
The grade of this product is rustic meaning the planks have more knots and imperfections giving the floor a more natural approach. The rustic grade is the most popular grade in the wood flooring industry.
Our Engineered Flooring can be installed in three different ways, so it depends on your joining method, the subfloor and what sort of method you prefer.
- 1. Floating Floor
- 2. Gluing
- 3. Nailing
In a floating floor, the boards are joined to each other, instead of to the subfloor. If you have a click-joining floor, floating is the way to go. If not, you could still use this method by gluing the tongue and the groove joint together. Either way, we'd advise you to have underlay installed and prepped. We wouldn't recommend this method for tongue & groove parquet as it won't be as sturdy.
With this method, adhesive is applied to the top of the subfloor with a trowel and then the individual planks are laid on top. This is our favoured method for tongue & groove parquet flooring but isn't recommended for most click-fit boards. The exception to the rule is if you're installing your click-fit floor over underfloor heating. In this case, adhesive can help keep the floor stable with fluctuating temperatures and can reduce creaky floorboards.
With this method, secret nails go through the tongue to secure the planks to a wooden subfloor. Because of this, nailing is only suitable for tongue & groove floors, not click-fit. Professional fitters tend to prefer this method as the result is extremely secure. You'll need to fit a wood layer above any concrete because secret nailing cannot be done directly on top of a concrete subfloor.
Check out our full guide for step-by-step instructions on how to fit engineered wood flooring.
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