|Pack Size||0.864 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
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.
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 suitable for any type of click-fit boards.
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.