|Length||Fixed Lengths 2200mm|
|Pack Size||2.64 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Finish||Brushed and Oiled|
The Elgin Flock Oak 240 x 20/6mm Engineered European Oak Wood Flooring is 240m(W)x2200mm(L) and 20mm thick with a 6mm wear layer. The fact we offer a 25 year guarantee with this product truly shows just how much faith we have in its quality and durability.
The micro beveled edges on this flooring add depth and definition, meaning they make a room look larger, but aren’t as extreme as other beveled edges. This means dirt will not collect as much between planks. The fact this floor is oak also adds atmosphere to a room - the grain and knots add elegance, whereas the shade fits in with modern dark and wooden decor.
With an ABC grading, this product has a stunning combination of natural knots, imperfections and variation which gives an unparalleled rustic look to your floor. This grade is often referred to as ‘rustic’ on other supplier’s websites and is seen as the main attraction when purchasing natural products.
The planks are engineered, meaning they have greater stability than solid wood and can handle humidity changes better, but look just the same. This makes them suitable for underfloor heating, and more resistant to warping or shrinkage in such conditions - so are bathroom and kitchen friendly too! They will also last longer than solid wood in rooms with lots of natural light, due to the temperature changes this brings.
This floor should 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.