|Pack Size||0.864 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
The Chamonix Pale Oak 90 x 600 x 18/4mm 60 Degree Unfinished 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.
The chevron pattern can be used to make a room look larger, or direct the eyes towards a feature piece of furniture for example. Being vintage, it also adds an air of sophistication to your home, and is something unique to other wood floors. It would work well with vintage furniture or in Victorian houses. This particular shade would also look wonderful in well lit rooms due to its lights shade, that has the additional benefit of again making a room look larger.
The floor has an unfinished appearance, meaning it is in its natural state, and brings a more vintage authentic look to your home. As being unfinished makes it less protected, we recommend this floor in rooms that are not so busy or where spillages do not occur. However, it is possible to finish this floor yourself however you desire meaning you can enjoy some DIY and add a personal touch to your home. You can see the accessories section of our website for a quality range of products to finish your floor.
The ABCD grade is also known as mixed grade, meaning it is rustic, with knots, heavy grain, some colour variation and mineral staining. Surface cracks may also be visible. All of these properties make it as authentic looking as possible, not dissimilar to the original parquet designs that were first used centuries ago. As aforementioned, the floor is unfinished, meaning its risk of scratches for example will only enhance the rustic look rather than hamper it.
As the planks are engineered, they use solid wood as surface layer, but the materials underneath this have greater stability and can handle humidity changes better. This makes them suitable for underfloor heating, and more resistant to warping or shrinkage in such conditions. They are also therefore suitable in rooms where spillages occur, or there is lots of heat and natural light.
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.