|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Pack Size||1.44 m²|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Suitable|
Get high contrast grains and exotic textures from our Brimham Tropical Acacia 122 x 18mm (product code SA1060). Each ABC grade of Acacia is milled to a thickness of 18mm, proving highly durable and tremendously attractive. Suited to areas of moderate-to-high footfall, each board will exhibit a wide range of colour variations, intricate knots, and unique blemishes, preventing minor scuffs and scratches from appearing noticeable. For additional protection and an elegant sheen to match, up to 7 layers of lacquer are applied to the surface of this flooring. Not only does this make for an affluent aesthetic, the lacquer finish also reduces the overall maintenance required to keep the boards looking their best. Accidental spills and splashes won’t seep into the wood, and can be pacified with a damp mop or cloth.
Each board comes in random lengths ranging from 300mm – 1200mm, and have an accompanying width of 122mm. Utilising a single strip design, this choice of flooring achieves a perfect balance of uniformity and spontaneity, exhibiting a multitude of natural properties. One of the most impressive features of this product is its ease of fitting. A ‘tongue and groove’ installation system is cut into the centre of each board, allowing for adjoining planks to fit together. This process, known as floating, is highly secure, proving stable underfoot without the necessity of additional nails and adhesives. Because of this, this type of flooring has remained a popular choice amongst DIY enthusiasts.
The surface of this flooring has been given a micro-bevelled edge during the manufacturing process. This creates a small indent between the joins of each plank, improving the pronunciation of the boards. Whilst most solid wood flooring won’t see noticeable surface damages for at least 10 years, the overall thickness of the board permits sanding and re-finishing up to 8 times. As a result, this product can last an entire lifetime, and still retain the same stunning visual qualities it had when it was first installed.
To vouch for the longevity of SA1060, we include a 25-year guarantee with purchase, so you can always rest assured that your flooring is built to last.
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.