Malham Basket Engineered Oak
|Pack Size||3.432 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
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.
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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