|Pack Size||1.12 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
Engineered flooring is an extremely popular choice of flooring and it’s easy to see why. Wood flooring presents us with a timeless, classical beauty that suits any interior and any style home. This Painswick Mist Oak 80 x 350 x 20/6mmis a beautiful example of engineered wood, presenting a graceful and versatile tone that will go with many different furnishing and interior themes.
This Mist Oak presents a herringbone pattern, something very on trend at the moment. Often chosen to give the ‘wow’ factor, this plank arrangement will make for a very luxurious and grand feel to your home, as it is often used in manor houses. The unique design will also give your room added character and create another dimension to your space.
Not only is engineered aesthetically pleasing but has its own impressive durability. It will withstand many years of high foot fall and heavy use, making it the perfect choice for rooms such as the hallway and living room. It is also resistant to scratch, water and stains; however, we’d clean up any spillages as soon as possible as they can cause damage if left for an extended amount of time.
However, don’t worry if the worst does happen. One of engineered wood’s huge benefits is that it is able to be sanded down, depending on its wear layer. This product has a wear layer of 6mm, meaning it can be sanded down up to five times! This does not normally need to be done for the first 15-20 years however, so you can only imagine how long these stunning floors can last for! On top of this, we’ve included a generous 25-year guarantee to give you peace of mind.
Perhaps the best benefit of engineered wood is its ability to withstand the fluctuating temperatures of under floor heating. This is something on the rise, so it is certainly worth giving yourself the option of it as it will help with the selling value of your home when it is time to move on.
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.