|Pack Size||1.375 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
This exquisite Painswick Harbour Oak 125 x 500 x 15/4mm Unfinished herringbone flooring is sure to impress any guests to your home. Many of us opt for herringbone to give the wow factor, perfect to make a grand entrance in the hallway or an affluent look to the living room. The planks are arranged diagonally, which in turn presents charming character and really offers a majestic statement to your space.
If you’re not already sold on engineered herringbone, then you will be after you’ve heard about its practical benefits as well as aesthetics. The best thing about engineered wood is that it is compatible with under floor heating, something solid wood isn’t. More and more homeowners are installing this in their homes, so it will certainly help the selling value of your home when it is time to move on. Not only this, but it feels warm and comforting under foot, ideal for those frosty winter days!
Wood flooring is one of the most hard-wearing materials available for flooring. It lasts for many years after installation, standing the test of time and heavy domestic use while still looking as good as the day it was installed. This makes it popular in rooms that experience high foot traffic such as the living room and hallway. Additionally, it is also scratch, stain and water resistant, however we’d recommend not laying it in areas that see high exposure to this as damage can occur. Don’t panic if the worst does happen, this product comes with an impressive thickness of 4mm, meaning it can be sanded down three times! This should not normally need to be done for the first 15-20 years, so you can only imagine how long these glorious floors can last! The practical benefits don’t stop there! Wood is very easy to clean, and does not hide dirt and debris like carpet does, ideal if you or someone you live with has allergies.
This product presents an ABC grade, meaning the wood’s natural imperfections are preserved but not over stressed. This means it will suit all sorts of interior themes and colours. The beautiful knots and grains give this product an enchanting character and naturalistic premise.
This wood comes unfinished, so we would recommend having in mind what finish you are wanting to apply before purchasing it. The best thing about this is that you get the freedom of choosing exactly which finish you want, but don’t lay it down as it is. We trust in the durability of our products so much that we are also giving you a brilliant 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.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.