|Length||Fixed Lengths 1900mm|
|Pack Size||1.805 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
This classic mid to light oak lacquered product is amongst the most popular engineered options available here at Luxury Flooring and in our option it’s easy to see why.
Elgin Royale Oak 190 x 20/6mm has a plank width of 190mm. Although this width is considered fairly wide, 190mm floorboards are extremely popular in the UK has they tend to suit the average sized room (20-30m²). Our Elgin Royale is a fixed length product. The fixed lengths in this instance are 1900mm (190cm) long.
Our 190mm Pearl Satin Lacquered Engineered European Oak Wood Flooring 20/6mm Thick is elegantly prefinished with 7 layers of pearl satin lacquer that make it easy to maintain and incredibly durable. A lacquered finish will offer a smooth, glossy finish that makes it the ideal finish for contemporary properties.
This product has a total thickness of 20mm. 14mm of this total thickness is made up of multi ply backing that increases the stability of the product. The remaining 6mm is solid European oak sourced from Germany. A wear layer of 6mm is considered extremely hardwearing. You have the option to sand down and refinish this product up to 7 times in total but we don’t believe this will be necessary for the first 10 years at least. If you do decide to sand down this product, you would be required to refinish it with more lacquer or another finish of your choice. Please see our ‘Oils, Waxes and Lacquer’ tab in the ‘Accessories’ section.
All our engineered products are compatible with under floor heating, both water and electrical based systems.
Here at Luxury Flooring, all our oak is sourced from a sustainable European forestry ensuring the best quality timber whilst safeguarding the future supply and most importantly, the environment.
The grading of this engineered oak product is ABC meaning there will be some knots and natural imperfections on the surface of the planks, as you would expect with any natural wood product.
Unlike solid oak products this particular product is relatively easy to lay, as you are not required to fully bond it to the subfloor. The two most common methods of installation when it comes to engineered products would be either to lay it as a floating floor above an underlay or alternatively secret nail the floorboards directly to the wooden subfloor beneath.
If you require any matching accessories for your project, please see our accessories section above where we offer thresholds, beading and other accessories in the same lacquered finish.
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.