Elgin Bakery Engineered Oak
|Finish||Oiled, Invisible Oiled|
|Pack Size||1.65 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Our Elgin Bakery Oak has been added to the Luxury Flooring Engineered Oak Collection.
Engineered wood flooring is one of the most favourable choices of flooring due to the authentic real wood appearance and strength. The wood features a plywood base with a hardwood top layer, which means it is more durable, easier to maintain and easier to install that solid wood flooring.
The lightness of the wood brings out the natural knots and grains beautifully adding lots of character to the product. The wood has been finished with invisible oil which soaks deep into the grains and strengthens the wood.
One of the main benefits of choosing engineered wood flooring is that it can withstand fluctuating temperatures this means that installing underfloor heating is not ruled out. Underfloor heating has become increasingly popular over the years and adds value to your home if you’re looking to resell.
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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