|Length||Fixed Lengths 2200mm|
|Pack Size||3.432 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Finish||Brushed and Oiled|
The Malham Basket Oak will win you over with its beautiful light oak boards and wide planks that combine to give you rustic and modern all in one look. Lay this floor in any style of home from traditional to contemporary and you’ll see its beauty shine.
The light and airy shades of this engineered floor will brighten your space and make it feel extra spacious. The Malham Basket Oak features a rustic grade of wood which means it has some natural grain details and knots. Because of the light shade of the oak, these grains and knots are quite subtle and understated, adding to the feeling of a modern style with a nod to tradition. The incredible thing about wooden flooring is that no two planks are the same so your floor will be completely unique to you.
Engineered wood is the leading alternative to solid wood floor as it’s made up of a solid wood top layer that’s backed with strong layers of timber. Durable, scratch-resistant and long-lasting, engineered wood flooring can be fitted with underfloor heating, too. The surface of this floor is brushed so that it’s slightly textured, natural-looking and is ready to hide any scuffs or scratches over the years. The oiled finish gives it an added layer of protection.
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.