|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Edge Detail||Square Edge|
|Installation Method||Fully Glued or Nailed|
Bring sophistication into your home with the Painswick Villa Oak. This floor is all about the beautiful natural grain of the wood in a stylish herringbone design. The fresh, light brown wood is prime grade which means it’s more polished without any knots and only has a slight variation in colour between the different planks. By mixing in the colours from lighter to slightly darker planks you’ll get a lovely natural look with tonnes of character from the herringbone pattern.
The oiled finish adds a layer of protection and it’s also brushed to give a slight texture to the surface that will be forgiving in case of any scratches over the years. The 4mm wear layer of the engineered wood gives you the option to sand and refinish a couple of times meaning this floor will last you decades.
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.