|Pack Size||1.375 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
Create a bespoke, affluent look to your interior with this striking Painswick Sparrow Oak 125 x 500 x 15/4mm. Often chosen for the wow factor, herringbone has become increasingly more popular in recent years and many homeowners are falling for its unique charm. Hallways and living rooms are common places you’ll find this flooring due to it giving a grand first impression to guests.
Engineered wooden flooring is immensely popular due to its practicality as well as pleasing aesthetics. The advantage to it over real wood is that you can install underfloor heating. This is due to the way the boards are constructed, the makeup of the planks means it is susceptible to differing temperatures. This is something worth considering if you do decide to sell, as we predict this method will be more widely used in a few years’ time.
The gorgeous honey tones of this product give off a very calming sense, perfect for bedrooms and living rooms where you want to unwind. Because of its easy-going colour it will compliment nearly every style and colour furnishings, therefore if you do decide to redecorate you don’t need to worry about your flooring clashing. Bright and more modest colours would go beautifully with this flooring, even patterned furniture would work wonders.
Engineered wood is able to be sanded down, depending on thickness. This particular flooring has a thickness of 4mm, meaning it can be sanded down up to three times. This is advantageous for if stains and scratches do occur then they can be removed by this method. However, this does not normally need to be done for the first 15-20 years so you can only imagine how stunning it’s going to look for years to come!
Engineered wood’s durability is very impressive, lasting for years. This makes it suitable for areas with higher foot traffic. Cleaning is also relatively stress free, although we would recommend purchasing special wood floor cleaner and removing any stains and water spillages as soon as possible, as they can sink in and damage the wood.
This Sparrow Oak shows off oak’s natural knot sand grains perfectly. Its ABC grade means the authentic foundation has been preserved, ideal if you’ve fallen for that natural rustic look. Oak flooring never goes out of fashion, its timeless appeal makes it a very sought after choice! The bevelled edges means that where the planks are put together are more distinct, adding another dimension.
The brushed finish of this not only protects it, but shows off the woods natural grooves, helping give your room extra character and texture. Once more, our fantastic 25 year guarantee gives you peace of mind!
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.