|Pack Size||0.864 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
Our newest addition to our Chamonix Oak collection is the Chamonix Oatmeal Oak. Product code CHE212.
This product hosts an iconic chevron style plank design. This historic pattern involves a V shape design occurring throughout and has been a key indicator of sophistication and elegance in it’s prime. To this day chevron style flooring has become increasingly popular due to the class it exuberates making it the perfect addition to any room if you’re looking to make a lasting impression.
The Chamonix Oatmeal Oak is a part of our Engineered Wood range. Engineered wood is seen as the perfect alternative if you are looking to achieve a Solid Wood look at a lower cost and maintenance. Engineered wood hosts a solid wood top layer with a plywood base making it durable, strong and easy to clean.
This product features a blend of beautiful smooth light tones, which has been known to visually enlarge a room. The product has also been finished with a lacquer which is highly recommended if you’re looking to achieve a more subtle and warming feel. Lacquered wood flooring preserves the natural features of the wood as a film is provided on top of the floor. This also helps when trying to avoid potential stains and scratches as it provides a protective layer.
This flooring has a tongue and groove joining method, this type of joining mechanism makes a range of installation methods possible including glued down and nailed. As this floor is also engineered wood, the possibility of installing underfloor heating is not ruled out as engineered wood can withstand fluctuating temperatures.
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.