|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Nailed or Glued Down|
Stay on trend with this gorgeous Painswick Syrup engineered wood flooring. Add a little luxury into your life with the implied elegance and style of a parquet floor. Engineered wood is a great choice for flooring as it’s such a versatile product and is suitable for most rooms of the house. It’s also durable and will last for decades if well-maintained.
With a smooth texture and a lacquered finish, the Painswick Syrup simply dazzles and shines. It’s also low maintenance – the finish adds some protection from scratches and can be sanded and refinished as needed, although you shouldn’t need to do this for at least the first 15 years of your floor’s life.
With a solid wood top layer, engineered floors are almost impossible to distinguish from solid wood, with the added benefits of their ability to adapt to changes in heat. This means the Painswick Syrup is compatible with underfloor heating.
It comes in a fixed length of 400mm, a width of 90mm and thickness of 18mm. The Painswick Syrup is fitted with a tongue and groove joining method and can be installed either through gluing to the subfloor, or nailing down. See our detailed installation guide for more information.
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.