|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Pack Size||1.7864 m²|
|Construction||Solid European Oak|
|Plank Style||Finger Jointed|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Suitable|
Create a beautiful and authentic look to your space with this gorgeous Brimham Aged Sunshine Oak solid oak flooring. Wood flooring is incredibly popular with homeowners and it’s easy to see why. The wood boasts a striking neutral colour that will complement many different furnishings and décor themes, so you should have no issue if you do decide to redecorate.
Solid wood is one of the most durable choices of flooring available on the market and will last a lifetime if cared for properly. This makes it the perfect choice for rooms that see lots of use and high foot traffic such as the hallway or living room. Although solid wood requires little maintenance, we’d recommend giving it a daily sweep to keep it in tip top condition and purchase specialist cleaning products. We trust in the durability of our flooring so much that we’ve included a generous 25-year guarantee!
Solid wood is resistant to scratches, stains and water however we’d recommend keeping it away from rooms that see high exposure to these as they can cause damage. Don’t panic if the worst does happen though! Solid wood can be sanded down a number of times to eradicate any damage. This should not normally need to be done for the first 15-20 years, so you can imagine how long these beautiful floors can last.
The Aged Sunshine shows off a rustic grade, which means the wood’s natural imperfections of grains and knots are not only preserved but stressed. This is the perfect way to give your room extra character and a stunning natural look. The bevelled edges will give your room another dimension and the brushed finish gives the floor texture.
If you’re looking to install solid or engineered wood flooring by hand, here are a few things to bear in mind:Tongue and Groove vs Click
Before you purchase your solid wood flooring, check which installation system it uses. There are two main types: ‘Tongue and Groove’ and ‘Click’.
• Tongue and Groove is more traditional, ensuring dimensional stability and strength. Along one edge, a ‘tongue’ protrudes from the centre of the board, whilst on the other, an indented groove is cut into the wood. This allows each board to fit together securely.
• Click installation is quick and hassle free. Like tongue and groove, click boards fit together, however, the click method allows the boards to lock into place, snapping together with a single movement.Floating
Many fitters prefer floating their boards due to quick and easy installation. Floating does not require you to fix your flooring to a subfloor. Both click and tongue and groove planks can be fitted this way.
Adhesive is applied to the groove for added stability, and underlay is fitted underneath the board. This cuts down on labour, whilst ensuring that your boards are comfortable and strong underfoot.Fixing
Fixing your flooring to the subfloor will encourage a long lifespan and minimal movement. Both Tongue and Groove and Click boards can be fitted this way, however, it is more popular with the former.
Depending on the material of your subfloor, boards can be fixed in a variety of ways. For solid surfaces such as concrete, adhesive is applied directly under the board. For wooden subfloors, the boards can be secret nailed along the tongue. Both methods are equally beneficial, giving you outstanding results.
For an in-depth look at fitting solid wood flooring, check out our dedicated installation guide. We’ve curated the best tips and tricks, helping your renovation go smoothly.