|Pack Size||2.55 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Edge Detail||All Edges Bevelled|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
Create a bespoke statement in your home with the stunning Versailles La Roche Manor Oak.
The Versailles plank design is perfect for those looking to step outside their comfort zone and do something unique with their interior. The flooring originated in France and was first used in the Palace of Versailles. This is where this design gets its prestigious and wealthy association.
Engineered wood is highly resilient to domestic use, meaning it will hold its natural appearance for years. It has become more favourable to solid wood as it is more durable, easier to maintain and can withstand fluctuating temperatures, so if you’re looking to install underfloor heating this is the floor for you.
Hosting a stunning range of golden and taupe shades, this floor is truly unique. The wood has been brushed with a finish of UV oil which gives each plank a great amount of character and texture. The oil creates a protective layer on the wood meaning it is more resistant to scratches.
This collection has been handpicked by our product specialists and features the highest quality of wood, which is why we offer a 25-year guarantee on all of our Versailles collection.
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.