|Pack Size||1.98 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
Our Elgin Haybale Oak has been added to the Luxury Flooring Engineered Oak Collection.
Engineered wood is extremely durable, easy to maintain and hardwearing. It is made from a top layer of hard solid wood bonded with a plywood base; this means you can still achieve that solid wood flooring feel at a lower cost.
This product is the lightest in our new Elgin collection. The natural beige tones create a light and natural look to your home. It is known that choosing a lighter colour of wood can visually enlarge any room so if you’re looking to make the most out of your space lighter wood is the perfect choice. This product comes unfinished do you can choose the desired finish yourself!
Underfloor heating is becoming more popular in modern homes and is perfect for adding value if you’re looking to renovate and resell. Engineered wood is the perfect choice for underfloor heating as it can withstand fluctuating temperatures.
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.