Studley Barn Oak
This is one of our most popular products and as a result there is a longer delivery time. For more information please contact our sales team on 0333 577 0025 and they can advise you on waiting times.
|Pack Size||1.8 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
A superb natural oak brushed and oiled engineered wood flooring – Product code EO1098 – has a width of 125mm and come in random lengths between 300-1200mm and have an overall thickness of 14mm comprising of an 11mm multi-ply backing and a top 3mm layer of an oak veneer.
Brushed and oiled products are ideal for homes with pets due to the surface texture of the board making any claw marks or scratches pretty much unnoticeable. Multi-ply backed products such as this are also hugely resilient to temperature and humidity change which means that they can be laid in most rooms in the home, including conservatories, with the only exception being the bathroom.
Due to the stability of our engineered flooring products laying the flooring in rooms with underfloor heating is not a problem and they are compatible with most systems in the modern home. Should you wish to revive your flooring, the 3mm wear layer, mentioned previously, enables you to sand down and refinish the surface up to 3 times. However this shouldn’t be necessary for the first 10-15 years in most domestic environments.
Each individual piece of timber has had a bevel carved into all four of the edges, meaning when two boards are fitted together there is a V shaped groove visible defining each individual plank, as can be seen in the images above. Each board is manufactured with a tongue and groove profile so that the boards can simply be slotted together. The tongue and groove system works by manufacturing two sides of the plank with a tongue and the opposing two sides with a groove, which neatly fit together.
The grade of this European oak is ABC, which basically translates to 'rustic'. Thus meaning that it will contain some knots as is typical with most oak products.
There are 3 different methods of installation that can be used with this piece of flooring, these are; floating, nailed or fully glued down. You can read further into these methods by downloading our handy installation guide from the installation tab above!
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 suitable for any type of click-fit boards.
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.