|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Pack Size||1.44 m²|
|Construction||Solid European Birch|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Suitable|
Solid wood is a luxurious and stylish choice and it’s easy to see why. Brimham Chocolate Solid Wood is a stunning natural product that comes with a lacquered finish and hand scraped surface, which allows the true natural texture to be appreciated by touch. Hand scraped wood is perfect for an authentic worn look as well as the lacquered finish offering added protection against the elements.
Solid wood is one of the most durable choices of flooring available and will last a life-time if the right care is taken. It is therefore ideal for rooms such as the hallway and living room that see high foot traffic and use. We’d recommend thinking twice about laying it in rooms that see exposure to water, stains and scratches as they can occur in large doses.
However, if the worst does happen then don’t panic. This product's generous thickness of 18mm means you can sand it down and refinish it to eradicate any damage and general wear and tear. Along with solid wood’s already long life span and the ability to do this, means collectively it’ll last a long long time! We trust in the durability of our products so much that we've included a generous 25-year guarantee!
The gorgeous knots, grains and colour variation make for a beautiful authentic look that will work well with a traditionally styled interior. Equally, the dark colour makes for a sleek modern appeal as well as being better at hiding stains and dirt.
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.