|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Edge Detail||Square Edge|
|Installation Method||Fully Glued or Nailed|
Stylish, contemporary and long-lasting, the Native Oak is a beautiful engineered wood floor just waiting to transform your space. The colour is a light and natural brown with a glossy sheen.
It’s a prime grade which means the product has minimal knots and imperfections so the finished look is clean and sophisticated. The top layer of solid wood means that no matter the grade, you’re still getting the character of real wood with the grain, colour and quality of the oak.
The lacquered finish adds protection to the already robust engineered wood and the 4mm wear layer allows you to sand and refinish if needed over the years. Fit this pretty much anywhere from kitchens, hallways to living rooms and even with underfloor heating as engineered wood can handle the changes in temperatures.
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.