|Length||Fixed Lengths 2200mm|
|Pack Size||1.936 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
For fans of tradition and character, this Elgin Elk Engineered Wood flooring is the perfect option. Ideal for cottagecore decor or the rustic cabin look that is set to continue trending, this warm natural oak floor is guaranteed to delight. We recommend this Elgin product for living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens as the durability of engineered wood makes it ideal for busy homes and is suitable for underfloor heating (perfect for achieving that cosy hygge feeling).
With a smooth surface and natural oiled finish, this floor introduces a touch of simple elegance. This finish makes maintenance simple and easy; just finish the floor with a fresh coat of oil when needed. This also gives you flexibility as you are able to choose the desired finish each time, meaning your floor with a 6mm wear layer will last you decades.
Each plank is 220 x 20mm with fixed lengths of 2200mm, perfect for creating the illusion of size. Additionally, the larger plank size will showcase the rustic grade of the wood, with its character and distinctive look. These knots and patterns are complemented by the bevelled edge for an authentic overall appearance.
These Elgin Elk floors are equipped with a tongue and groove joining method and can be installed either through floating, nailing or being glued down. See our detailed installation guides 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.