|Pack Size||0.96 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Edge Detail||Bevelled Edge|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
New to the Engineered Wood range is the Painswick Biscuit Oak.
The planks are an ABC grade which means the woods natural imperfections, knots and grains are all visible but not overstressed which means the distinctive texture is not compromised. The planks are arranged in a herringbone design. Herringbone is one of the most popular styles of parquet flooring. Herringbone flooring is a timeless choice when it comes to designing your home décor.
This Painswick Biscuit Oak 80 x 300 x 10/3mm product is engineered wood. Engineered wood is strong, durable, and easy to install. It contains a strong hardwood top layer followed by a plywood base which makes it easier to maintain that solid wood flooring without compromising the overall look of the flooring. As this is engineered wood it can withstand a range of fluctuating temperatures, this is perfect if you are interested in installing underfloor heating in your home.
Featuring a blend of light and natural shades this wood is perfect for any modern and contemporary home. The lightness of the wood highlights the natural knots and grains beautifully, really adding character to every plank.
This product has a tongue and groove joining method which makes it easy for the planks to be put together. This product needs to be installed with a nailed or glued down method.
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.