|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Edge Detail||Square Edge|
|Installation Method||Fully Glued or Nailed|
The Painswick Valley Oak flooring comes unfinished, meaning you can finish it however you like. This gives you plenty of choice in terms of colours and surfaces and is perfect if you’re looking for something specific to fit in with your style. You could also go for an invisible oil to let the natural beauty shine through.
No matter what colour or finish you go for, you cannot go wrong with this herringbone design. Guaranteed to make any room look instantly modern and add so much character and style.
This herringbone comes in a prime grade that has minimal imperfections so that the look is clean and polished but still has all the charm of the natural grain. The 4mm wear layer of the wood will give you decades of use once the product has been finished and given that extra layer of protection.
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.