|Pack Size||1.8 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
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!
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.Floating
Many fitters prefer floating their boards due to quick and easy installation. Floating does not require you to fix your flooring to a subfloor. Both click and tongue and groove planks can be fitted this way.
Adhesive is applied to the groove for added stability, and underlay is fitted underneath the board. This cuts down on labour, whilst ensuring that your boards are comfortable and strong underfoot.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.