|Length||Fixed Lengths 1860mm|
|Pack Size||2.888 m²|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating Floor - Click System|
Our Malham Barley Oak 190 x 15/4mm Click has proven incredibly popular amongst visitors to luxuryflooring.co.uk. The product has a plank width of 190mm, which is judged to be a fairly wide plank width. This makes it the perfect plank for those larger areas within the home, for example, the living room. This product is lacquered which gives the plank a smooth, shiny surface, which is easy to clean and maintain over time.
The total thickness of this product is 15mm, which is dense enough to cope with a reasonable amount of people traffic and will also allow you sand and refinish the surface numerous times should you feel the need to. Please note we don’t believe this will be necessary for the first ten years. 4mm of this total thickness is made up of real oak (wear layer) sustainably sourced in Europe (Germany). This is another of our fixed length products. These fixed lengths are 1860mm.
You may have noticed that this product uses the ‘click’ method of installation. Click or glueless engineered oak flooring has a handful of clear benefits when compared with a product that uses the tongue and groove installation method. First and foremost, each plank simply clicks together like a jigsaw without the need for joint glue. This not only speeds up the process of laying the actual floor but is also an entirely mess free way of installing.
The grade of our Malham Barley Oak is ABC, which means you a likely to come across natural knots and imperfections within the batch. This grade of timber is often referred to as ‘rustic’ on other supplier’s websites and is seen as the main attraction when purchasing natural products. If you require any matching accessories for your project, we offer a full range of accessories in the ‘lacquered’ finish including door profiles, scotia beading and skirting boards!
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.