Painswick Owl Short Engineered Oak

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Room Suitability

  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Dining
  • Bedroom
Product Code HE4052
Species Oak
Finish Oiled
Surface Brushed
Wear Layer 4mm
Width 125mm
Thickness 15mm
Length 500mm
Grade Rustic
Pack Size 0.96 m²
Brand Painswick
Construction Multi Ply
Joining Method Tongue & Groove
Underfloor Heating Suitable
Product Origin Europe
Installation Method Nailed or Glued Down
Guarantee 25 Years
Plank Style Herringbone/Parquet

The display of the Painswick Owl Short Oak 125 x 500 x 15/4mm planks makes for a stunning, classic look. The popularity of oak is seen here by the warm honey tones, it’ll enhance any room in your house.

This flooring has a lot going on due to its dark knots which contrast to the rest of the floor, as well as the diagonal arrangement. This means you get the advantage of its natural attractiveness while giving your room the wow factor. Although a rug would suit this floor well, the pattern is very prominent and shows itself off well alone. The bevelled edges also add to this feel, as well as giving a texture.

Herringbone is a very on trend this year, so you’ll be right up to date if you purchase this product. Many homeowners go for herringbone to impress, that's why it's perfect in the hallway to make a grand entrance. However, wooden flooring never goes out of fashion due to it timeless appeal, so it will amaze for years to come.

The wear layer of 4mm means it can be sanded down up to three times if damage does occur. This does not normally need to be done for 15-20 years, so you can imagine the many years you’ll get out of this floor looking gorgeous! Plus, we offer a 25-year guarantee to keep your mind at rest.

The durability and practicality of engineered flooring is excellent, with them lasting years and coping with rooms with the highest foot traffic. The oiled finish protects your flooring from most damage while keeping its original wooden look. Although engineered flooring is mostly stain and water proof, we would recommend mopping up any spillages as quickly as possible. Once more, the brushed finish can help camouflage any scratches caused, making this flooring perfect if you have pets with sharp claws.

Underfloor heating is also possible with this flooring, being capable of withstanding heat that solid wooden flooring isn’t able to. Therefore, there are no limits to where you can place this flooring - beautifully practical, we would always recommend an engineered floor to any new buyers.

Our Engineered Flooring can be installed in three different ways, so it depends on your joining method, the subfloor and what sort of method you prefer.

  1. 1. Floating Floor
  2. In a floating floor, the boards are joined to each other, instead of to the subfloor. If you have a click-joining floor, floating is the way to go. If not, you could still use this method by gluing the tongue and the groove joint together. Either way, we'd advise you to have underlay installed and prepped. We wouldn't recommend this method for tongue & groove parquet as it won't be as sturdy.

  3. 2. Gluing
  4. With this method, adhesive is applied to the top of the subfloor with a trowel and then the individual planks are laid on top. This is our favoured method for tongue & groove parquet flooring but isn't recommended for most click-fit boards. The exception to the rule is if you're installing your click-fit floor over underfloor heating. In this case, adhesive can help keep the floor stable with fluctuating temperatures and can reduce creaky floorboards.

  5. 3. Nailing
  6. With this method, secret nails go through the tongue to secure the planks to a wooden subfloor. Because of this, nailing is only suitable for tongue & groove floors, not click-fit. Professional fitters tend to prefer this method as the result is extremely secure. You'll need to fit a wood layer above any concrete because secret nailing cannot be done directly on top of a concrete subfloor.

Check out our full guide for step-by-step instructions on how to fit engineered wood flooring.

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