|Pack Size||0.96 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Edge Detail||Bevelled Edge|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
Create a bespoke and affluent look to your home with this striking Painswick Fresh Oak 80 x 300 x 10/3mm. Herringbone is often chosen to give the wow factor and has become increasingly popular in recent years and many homeowners are understandably falling for its unique charm. We’d therefore recommend this beautiful example of herringbone oak in your hallway to give a grand first impression or perhaps to create a luxurious look in your living room.
Wood is at the height of popularity at the moment and has been used on floors for hundreds of years. One of the best features of wood flooring is its amazing durability and will last for a lifetime if cared for properly. It is also scratch, stain and water proof, however we’d recommend cleaning up any spillages as soon as possible as they can cause damage if left for too long. Therefore, think twice about laying it in rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom.
If the worst does happen, then don’t panic! There is a way to eradicate any damage and general wear and tear. This product has a wear layer of 3mm, which means you can sand it down twice. This should not normally need to be done for the first 15-20 years, so you can only imagine how long these gorgeous floors can last!
This product presents an ABC grade, which means all the wood’s natural imperfections are preserved but not over stressed. This is ideal if you want something with plenty of charm and character while still remaining beautifully natural. This product comes unfinished, so this is something that you’ll need to complete yourself.
One of engineered wood’s most useful features is its ability to cope with the differing temperatures of under-floor heating. This is something solid wood cannot tolerate, so take this into account if it’s important to you! We’ve also included a fantastic 25-year guarantee!
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.