|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Pack Size||1.44 m²|
|Construction||Solid European Oak|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Suitable|
Another of Luxury Flooring’s brushed and oiled solid oak collection is our Brimham Cottage Oak 125 x 18mm.
The Cottage Oak is made from one hundred per cent solid European oak. Once the raw material has been machined into floorboards, a brush is scraped over the surface of each board, removing only the softer grain. This creates a textured, natural feel and look to each plank. An additional benefit of purchasing a ‘brushed’ product is that the brushed design makes it near impossible for any scratches to become noticeable given the fact that their surface area is already textured; just the thing for households with young children and/or pets with claws.
Once the brushing process is complete, approximately seven coats of hard wax oil is applied to the timber.
The plank width of this product is 125mm, which is considered quite a narrow plank width. Narrower planks are often said to make a room look larger as you can lay more individual planks in the room.
The total thickness of the Brimham Cottage Oak is 18mm (1.8cm) and the lengths are random between 300-1200mm (30-120cm). With the plank thickness being 18mm, you are able to sand down and refinish this floor approximately seven times. This process is usually carried out once every 15-20 years but this is your preference. Once the oak had been sanded, you would need to reapply an oil or another choice of finish e.g. lacquer or wax. Please note, many customers use this opportunity to change the appearance of their floor by applying a different colour stain.
Brimham Cottage Oak 125 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 100% solid product would be to glue it directly to the subfloor with use of flooring adhesive. The grade of our Brimham Cottage Oak 125 x 18mm flooring is ‘rustic’ which means you are likely to come across natural knots and imperfections within the batch; this is often seen as the main attraction when buying 100% solid wood.
If you require any matching accessories for your project, we offer a full range of accessories in the ‘brushed and oiled’ finish for an exact match.
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.