|Pack Size||0.864 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Finish||Coffee Stained & Lacquered|
The Chamonix Café Oak 90 x 600 x 18/4mm Chevron Engineered Oak Wood Flooring is 90mm wide x 600mm long and 18mm thick with a 4mm wear layer. It has beveled edges for greater depth and definition to help make a room look larger. The fact we offer a 25 year guarantee demonstrates the faith we have in the quality and your satisfaction with this product.
A chevron floor will help make your room look sophisticated, mostly due to perceptions caused by its historical use by affluent homeowners. The pattern also helps make a room look larger and guides the eyes to an area, meaning you can draw attention to or from whatever you desire by simple changes in room arrangement. It also creates a natural flow to a room, tying the place together regardless of size, which again enhances sophistication by showcasing your ability to create attractive interior design. We recommend this floor for those aiming for a vintage or expensive look, and particularly amongst wooden furniture of a similar dark shade. Bright and bold variations of green or white will best compliment this floor, by making the colour pop in both the floor and the bright decor in question.
This floor has been coffee stained, making the overall appearance darker and more walnut toned. It has elegant connotations that make it suitable in both old fashioned homes with vintage furniture and décor, and more modern sophisticated atmospheres that use rugs, plants, and modern furniture. Despite its darkness, the grain and other rustic elements due to the grading are still visible, ensuring it still looks natural.
To help retain the beauty of the floor, a lacquer has been created for a layer of protection. This will prevent spillages seeping into the wood for example, meaning use in kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms is possible. Lacquering creates a film on top of the floor rather than seeping in as an oil would, meaning the authentic texture is reduced and the floor is much more smooth. The look is not affected however, so you can enjoy the natural appearance with much more comfort.
This is an ABCD graded floor, also known as mixed or rustic grade. This means there is a natural appearance due to the grain, knots and natural blemishes and imperfections. You should note these blemishes vary between planks, so your floor will be unique.
Engineered planks use solid wood on the surface, and more stable materials underneath that can handle changes in humidity. This means engineered floors are suitable for underfloor heating, and more resistant to warping or shrinkage from temperature changes, despite their incorporation of solid wood. This makes this floor suitable for use in rooms where spillages occur, or in high temperature climates such as those with lots of natural light.
This floor can be installed using the ‘floating floor’ method, which involves gluing the tongue and groove parts of the board together, usually cushioned with an underlay. Instead, a ‘secret nail’ in the tongue of each plank can be used to attach the planks to a wooden subfloor as a separate method. A third method is using a flooring adhesive to stick the wood directly on to the subfloor. Please see the full, downloadable installation guide in the installation tab above for more information, and to find out which would be best for your home.
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.