Malham Wafer Engineered Oak
|Finish||Oiled, Invisible Oiled|
|Pack Size||3.432 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
The soft oak tones of the Malham Wafer Oak are as light as wafer. The invisible oil finish leaves the wood in a natural-looking shade rather than other finishes that apply a coloured stain to the wood. The result is a modern and light look that will freshen up your space.
As well as feeling contemporary, the Malham Wafer Oak does keep some of its rustic charm – all down to those wide boards and subtle grains in the wood.
Engineered flooring features a solid wood top layer with a backing of sturdy layers of timber. This construction makes engineered oak flooring super durable and strong, and the 4mm wear layer gives you all the thickness you need for around 60 years or more. The oiled surface gives plenty of protection against scratches and spills and engineered wood floors can be fitted with underfloor heating too - ideal if you’re looking for living room or kitchen flooring.
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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