Chamonix Café Engineered Oak
|Pack Size||0.864 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
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.
Our Engineered Flooring can be installed in three different ways, so it depends on your joining method, the subfloor and what sort of method you prefer.
- 1. Floating Floor
- 2. Gluing
- 3. Nailing
In a floating floor, the boards are joined to each other, instead of to the subfloor. If you have a click-joining floor, floating is the way to go. If not, you could still use this method by gluing the tongue and the groove joint together. Either way, we'd advise you to have underlay installed and prepped. We wouldn't recommend this method for tongue & groove parquet as it won't be as sturdy.
With this method, adhesive is applied to the top of the subfloor with a trowel and then the individual planks are laid on top. This is our favoured method for tongue & groove parquet flooring but isn't recommended for most click-fit boards. The exception to the rule is if you're installing your click-fit floor over underfloor heating. In this case, adhesive can help keep the floor stable with fluctuating temperatures and can reduce creaky floorboards.
With this method, secret nails go through the tongue to secure the planks to a wooden subfloor. Because of this, nailing is only suitable for tongue & groove floors, not click-fit. Professional fitters tend to prefer this method as the result is extremely secure. You'll need to fit a wood layer above any concrete because secret nailing cannot be done directly on top of a concrete subfloor.
Check out our full guide for step-by-step instructions on how to fit engineered wood flooring.
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