|Length||Fixed Lengths 1900mm|
|Pack Size||2.09 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
Elgin Beach Oak 190 x 20/6mm has a thickness of 20mm with a 6mm solid hardtop wear layer. This product comes in fixed lengths of 1900mm and has a brushed and lacquered finish helping to give the product a stunning look that also possesses a hard wearing and durable finish.
This floor can be sanded down up to 4 times however it shouldn't be necessary to do so for the first 15-20 years, plus, this product comes with our 25 year guarantee so you can rest easy knowing your floor will look gorgeous for years. Each plank has a 4V Groove bevelled edge which gives each individual plank an incredible sense of definition. This product has a rustic grade, the most popular grade in the industry, meaning the product will have some knots and imperfections that help in creating a sense of warmth and character that can really help to bring life to any room.
Engineered wood flooring has many applications thanks to the way in which it is made. Layers of plywood are stuck together and then finished with a layer of lamella to create an engineered wood floor. Because of this, the product is extremely versatile and is able to withstand fluctuations in temperatures. This means it can therefore be used with underfloor heating and can also be installed in rooms such as kitchens, conservatories and basements.
The Elgin Beach Oak can be installed using one of three techniques. Option one, ‘floating floor’, is achieved by gluing the tongue and groove parts of the board and allow the floor as a whole to float, usually cushioned with use of an underlay. Option two would be to secret nail the tongue part of the plank into a wooden subfloor. Finally, option three would be to stick the timber directly onto the subfloor with use of flooring adhesive. Please see the full, downloadable installation guide in the installation tab above for more information.
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.