Elgin Latte Engineered Oak
|Pack Size||2.09 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Elgin Latte Oak 190 x 20/6mm European Oak Flooring – product code EO5018 - is a fantastic product that is finished with a protective invisible oil that allows the natural shades of the oak to stand out. Visually this floor has the appearance of an unfinished product, however an oil covers the product to provide a softer feel underfoot and higher protection from damage. When oil is applied to a product it seeps into the grains of the wood and strengthens the product providing a longevity to the life of the floor.
This product is classed as ABC grade as it has a fairly consistent unfinished colour and some natural knots, which bring large amounts of character to your home. You are able to sand down this product around 5 or 6 times as it has a 6mm wear layer, however it should not need sanding for the first 15-20 years depending on the amount of foot traffic. The tongue and groove joining method makes installation quick and easy and allows a variety of installation methods to be used, depending on your subfloor.
Engineered flooring doesn't just look amazing, it is also extremely practical too. Thanks to the way it is constructed, engineered flooring is very strong, making it great to use in kitchens and rooms with higher traffic, where general wear and tear is fairly common. Engineered flooring is also able to withstand fluctuations in temperatures which means its compatible with underfloor heating, something that is increasingly popular in modern homes. This ability to endure temperature changes also means that this product can be laid in rooms such as conservatories or basements, where other flooring could damage itself. The latest technology has been used to create the invisible oiled finish of this product, so make sure you order your free sample today!
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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