|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Pack Size||1.5 m²|
|Construction||Solid European Oak|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Suitable|
The Brimham Antique Chocolate Oak is a dark rich chocolate stained solid oak flooring product which comes in the extremely popular hand scraped finish, allowing this product to ooze in natural beauty and texture. Hand scraped (distressed) finishes are designed to create an old authentic look due to the ridges the hand scraping creates on the surface but once this product has been hand scraped we then apply seven coats of pearl satin UV lacquer allowing this flooring product to adapt to both a contemporary and traditional interior.
This thickness of each plank comes in 18mm (1.8cm) giving you the ability to sand and refinish the flooring approximately seven times, this process is usually carried out once every 15 years. The plank width is 125mm (12.5cm) and lengths of each board varies from 300-1200mm (30-120cm) allowing you to lay the planks in a natural staggered pattern minimising any wastage.
Every plank has a micro bevel which gives each plank more individual recognition allowing its beauty to be noticed, with square edge products the planks just blend into one another making the natural details less prominent. All our oak is carefully sourced from Europe allowing us to offer the highest and most consistent quality of oak available resulting in us being able to offer a 25 year manufacturers guarantee. The grading of this chocolate hand scraped flooring product is ABC meaning the planks will offer some natural knots and imperfections giving the flooring product much more warmth and character.
We understand it is necessary to get all your flooring and flooring accessories from the same place, so you can guarantee the quality and the match. We therefore offer a full range of matching accessories such as beading and profiles to go around the edging and the door ways, underlays and adhesive to help you install the flooring, and many other maintenance products, so you can rest assured we have you covered.
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.