Hutton Sandstorm Engineered Oak
|Pack Size||1.65 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Hutton Sandstorm Oak 150 x 18/5mm has a total thickness of 18mm with a 5mm solid hardtop wear layer. This product comes in random lengths between 300-1200mm. This product is lightly brushed and finished with a UV oil which gives the plank more texture and character. Each plank has a 4V Groove, bevelled edge giving each plank more definition individually. This floor can be sanded down up to 6 times however it shouldn't be necessary to do so for the first 15-20 years and with our 25 year guarantee, you can ensure that your floor will maintain its freshly installed look for many years.
The grade of this product is rustic meaning the planks have more knots and imperfections giving the product much more character and warmth. The rustic grade is the most popular grade in the wood flooring industry.
The Hutton Sandstorm Oak can be installed using either a floating, nailing or glueing technique. 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.
Engineered wood flooring is able to be installed in kitchens, conservatories and even basements. It's applications are very versatile compared to other floor types thanks to its ability to withstand fluctuations in temperatures. This also means it is suitable to used with underfloor heating, something that is increasingly popular in modern homes, especially as engineered wood is an excellent conductor of heat, meaning the Sandstorm floor will be able to retain heat and warm your floors for longer.
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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