Painswick Silky Engineered Oak
|Pack Size||0.96 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|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.
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. Floating Floor
- 2. Gluing
- 3. Nailing
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.
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.
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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