|Pack Size||0.96 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Edge Detail||Bevelled Edge|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
This gorgeous Painswick Silky Oak 80 x 300 x 10/3mm will instantly lift any interior due to its warm honey tone. Herringbone is often chosen in grand houses, so it will add a luxurious and plush feel to your space, it’ll really give the wow factor! For this reason, we’d recommend this beautiful flooring in the hallway to give a grand first impression or in your living room for extra style.
One of engineered wood’s most useful qualities 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’ve also included a generous 25-year guarantee to give you peace of mind!
Wood flooring has unbeatable durability and will last for a generation. It is also scratch, stain and water resistant, however we’d recommend thinking twice about laying it in rooms that see high exposure to these as they can cause damage if left for too long. However, don’t worry if the worst does happen, this product can be sanded down twice due to its 3mm wear layer to eradicate any damage and wear and tear. This should not normally need to be done for the first 15-20 years though, so you can only imagine how long these beautiful floors can last!
This product boasts an ABC grade, which means the wood’s natural imperfections of knots and grains are preserved but not over stressed. This beautiful example of oak shows off a natural premise that will lift any interior and go with many different furnishings.
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.Floating
Many fitters prefer floating their boards due to quick and easy installation. Floating does not require you to fix your flooring to a subfloor. Both click and tongue and groove planks can be fitted this way.
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.