|Pack Size||2.376 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
This Studley Chocolate Oak 180 x 14/3mm product is an part of our Engineered Wood range. Engineered is one of the most popular choices of flooring available on the market and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it exhibit incredible durability but shows off a unique beauty that will lift any interior.
Engineered wood boasts incredible resilience, it will last for many years after installation without showing wear even after heavy usage. For this reason, we’d especially recommend it in rooms that see lots of foot traffic such as the living room and hallway. Additionally, engineered wood is scratch, water and stain resistant, however we’d suggest keeping it away rooms that see high exposure to these elements as they can cause damage.
A chocolate wood is often chosen by homeowners to create a bespoke and luxurious feel. It is common in grand, traditional interiors, so if this is a look you’re keen on then this product will be perfect. Not only is a darker flooring great at presenting a classical appearance but is also better and hiding dirt and stains than a lighter floor, such as white washed wood or honey oak.
The grade of this product is ABC, meaning the natural imperfections of the wood are preserved but not overly stressed. This means the wood has all its natural character without becoming too busy. The calm look of this flooring will work well with many different interior themes and furnishings, so you should have no concerns if you do decide to change things around. We’d especially recommend this product if you have a contemporary interior, due to its clean-cut and simple appearance. The micro bevelled edges give the product more depth and another dimension and the oiled finish allows for added protection.
One of engineered wood’s most useful features is its ability to withstand the fluctuating temperatures of under floor heating, something solid wood isn’t compatible with due to it warping and shrinking under heat. We’ve also included a generous 25-year guarantee to give you peace of mind too!
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.