|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Pack Size||1.89 m²|
|Construction||Solid European Oak|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Suitable|
Our Brimham Bramble Oak 150 x 18mm has remained a very popular product.
The Bramble Oak is made solely from solid European oak. Once the timber has been machined into floorboards, it is scraped with a brush, removing only the softer grain whilst maintaining the hard grain. This process creates a textured surface on each plank – giving the product a more natural feel.
Furthermore, here at Luxury Flooring we would strongly advise a ‘brushed’ product if you have small children and/or pets. The brushed markings make it hard to notice any scratches/marks, which are bound to occur over time.
Once the brushing process has been finished, seven coats of hard wax oil are added to the surface of the planks.
The plank width of this flooring is 150mm (15cm), which is deemed a moderate width considering we offer other products with plank widths ranging between 80 to 300mm. A 150mm plank width is perfect for most rooms/spaces within a residential property.
The total thickness of the Brimham Bramble Oak is 18mm (1.8cm) and the lengths are random between 300-1800mm (30-180cm).With a 18mm total thickness, you are able to sand and refinish this product up to seven times. Once the oak has been sanded, you would need to reapply some oil to the surface area or another choice of finish e.g. lacquer or wax.
Brimham Bramble Oak 150 x 18mm comes with a tongue and groove fitting mechanism offering you a few different installation options; glued, secret nailed or as a floating floor. The most popular way of installing a solid product would be to glue it directly to the subfloor, using flooring adhesive.
The grade of this floor is ABC, which means you are likely to come across natural knots and imperfections within the batch. This grade of timber is often referred to as ‘rustic’ on other supplier’s websites and is seen as the main attraction when buying solid, completely natural timber.
If you require any matching accessories for your project, we offer a full range of accessories in the ‘brushed and oiled’ finish including door profiles, scotia beading and more!
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.