|Pack Size||1.44 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
Our Studley Bloom Oak 150 x 14/3mm has been very popular amongst visitors to luxuryflooring.co.uk since its introduction. This product has a total thickness of 14mm. 11mm of which is made up of multi-ply backing (cheaper species such as birch are used when constructing the multi-ply backing) and 3mm of real European oak on top, this is also referred to as the wear layer. The plank width of the Studley Bloom Oak is 150mm, which is deemed a moderate plank width considering we offer other products with plank widths ranging between 80 - 300mm. A 150mm plank width is perfect for most rooms/spaces within a residential property.
With a 3mm wear layer you are able to sand down the surface up to four times in total should you ever feel it necessary. Once the oak has been sanded, you would be required to reapply a lacquer (or another choice of finish if you wish to change the appearance of your floor i.e. oil or wax) to the surface area in order to refinish it.
Once the material has been constructed into individual floorboards, approximately seven coats of pearl satin lacquer are added to the surface of the planks. This ensures the timber is completely sealed, protecting the material from any spillages and/or splashes, which are likely to occur over the years.
The Bloom Oak comes with a tongue and groove fitting mechanism offering you a few different installation options; glued, secret nailed or as a floating floor. The most popular way of installing an engineered product would be to lay it as a floating floor, only gluing the joints and laying it on top of an underlay. Please note, this method of installation requires you or whoever is fitting your floor to leave an expansion gap around the perimeter of the room (approximately 10mm in total).
The grade of this flooring is ABC, which means you are likely to come across natural knots and imperfections within the batch. This grade of timber is often referred to as ‘rustic’ on other supplier’s websites and is seen as the main attraction when purchasing natural products. If you require any matching accessories for your project, we offer a full range of accessories in the ‘lacquered’ finish including door profiles, scotia beading and skirting boards.
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.