|Pack Size||2.4 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Edge Detail||Bevelled Edge|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
Engineered wood floors last a life time thanks to their unbeatable durability. Not only does it last for generations but also attracts less dirt and dust than materials such as carpet, perfect if someone in your household has allergies. Very easy to keep clean as well, with only needing a sweep and a mop a few times a week to keep it hygienic. It is also resistant to scratches, stains and water - however we’d recommend thinking twice about laying it in rooms that see high exposure to these as they can cause damage.
However, if the worst does happen don't panic. This Painswick Paradise Oak 80 x 300 x 10/3mm is able to be sanded down up to three times due to the generous 3mm wear layer, which will eradicate any damage and general wear and tear.
Wood has been used on floors for generations and its popularity is only increasing. The gorgeous natural grains and knots flow beautifully throughout giving your home a beautiful authentic appeal. This product shows off a herringbone arrangement, often chosen to give the wow factor and a luxurious feel to your space. This pattern is widely used in grand houses and you can certainly replicate this look in your own home. We’d recommend this flooring in your hallway to give a grand first impression or add comfort to your living room with its warm honey tone.
This Paradise Oak boasts an ABC grade, also known as a classic grade. This means that the natural variation of wood is presented without them being over stressed, perfect if you want something with a bit of character but elegantly subtle. The brushed finish gives this flooring added texture and the bevelled edges creating an interesting break between the planks.
One of the main advantages engineered has over solid wood is its ability to cope with under-floor heating. This is something we are seeing more and more of in our homes, so it is certainly worth giving yourself the option of this as it will help with the selling value of your home when it is time to move on. We have 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.
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.