|Pack Size||0.864 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Finish||Brushed & UV Oiled|
The Chamonix Fjord 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.
Chevron patterning is often used to make a room appear larger, or direct the eyes towards a feature you wish for guests to focus on. The pattern’s history and perception ensures the sophisticated connotations are applied to your home, whilst adding something unique in comparison to other parquet or engineered floors. For this reason, we recommend it in old fashion homes or those who enjoy the vintage theme. This shade is somewhat light yet natural, adding a natural, relaxing and positive atmosphere to your home.
A brushed finish creates a more authentic rustic feel, as a texture occurs as a result of the brushing process. In comparison with the ABCD grade, this floor is highly suitable for rustic themes or lovers of natural looks. It has also been oiled, meaning oil has been applied to make the floor better protected. As oil sinks in to the wood to add its layer, it is better for maintaining a wooden texture than lacquer, which instead forms a film. Although this is more natural feeling, it may not be suitable if you walk around barefoot or have children.
The grading is ABCD, or mixed, meaning it is rustic with visible knots, grain, cracks, colour variation and mineral staining. These will differ between planks depending on how the wood has grown. The floor therefore looks like an authentic parquet design that would have been used centuries ago. A benefit of this grade is that regardless of scratching from pet claws for example, such ‘damage’ will only add to the rustic appearance, meaning your floor will only improve with age and give excellent value for money.
The planks are engineered, so they use solid wood on the surface, but materials underneath that have greater stability and can handle changes in humidity, unlike solid wood products. This floor is suitable for underfloor heating, and more resistant to warping or shrinkage from temperature changes as a result. Temperature change may also occur with sunlight or spillages of hot food, making engineered wood more adaptable to various conditions.
This floor can be installed using a ‘floating floor’ method, involving gluing the tongue and groove parts of the board, usually cushioned with use of an underlay. Alternatively, a ‘secret nail’ in the tongue of each plank can be used to attach the planks to a wooden subfloor. Finally, a flooring adhesive can be used to stick it 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.