|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|
The Brimham Aged Whisky Oak is an antique solid oak flooring product which has been hand distressed to create an extremely old worn out look, boasting in many cracks, scrapings and knots. Once the planks have been through the intense hand distressing process, a dark lacquer is applied to the surface to colour and protect the product from any stains or spillages, however as this is a natural product we would always advise you to mop up any spillages or splashes as quickly as possible
To add further character and authenticity to the Brimham Aged Whisky Oak you will find 5 strips built into one wide plank of 203mm (20.3cm) wide, this is done to create more of a reclaimed look. The total thickness of this aged product is 18mm (1.8cm) thick so if you need to sand and refinish the flooring in the future this can be implemented approximately seven times, giving the flooring an extremely long shelf life.
Each plank comes in extremely long lengths of 2200mm (2.2m) allowing the flooring to be flow without many breaks and another advantage for having fixed long lengths is the installation time. However, in line with industry standards, fixed lengths products often have starter planks in each pack which may vary in length. The oak for this flooring along with all our other oak flooring products have been sourced from Europe simply because the European oak is the most superior oak on the market resulting in consistency and stability. Like all other solid wood flooring products this floor can be installed the usual ways as a floating floor, glued down to the subfloor or secret nailed to the sub floor. Before installing the solid wood flooring we would advise you allow the goods to acclimatise in room temperature for approximately 7 days and then lay the planks on a level sub floor, as this will prevent any unevenness once laid.. This aged hand distressed product comes with a 25 year manufacturers guarantee, so if the floor has any manufacturing errors of imperfections this will get resolved swiftly.
All matching accessories, underlay, fitting equipment and maintenance products are also available under the accessories section of the website or alternatively if you require assistance feel free to call a friendly member of our team to discuss the products further.
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.