Studley Desert Oak 180 x 14/3mm
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|Pack Size||2.376 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Finish||Brushed and Lacquered|
A stunning variation of knots and grains, this Studley Desert Oak 180 x 14/3mm presents the magnificence of real oak. The honey tones will be sure to complement your home beautifully, as well as it is going with any colour theme. A cheerful turquoise sofa would look exquisite with this flooring, or perhaps duck egg blue walls for a calming appeal.
Engineered flooring is exceedingly popular due to its versatile nature and pleasing appearance. It is able to withstand higher temperatures other floors may not be able and therefore a perfect choice if you want under floor heating, something the modern age is moving more towards.
It’s generous thickness of 3mm means it is able to be sanded down twice, so it is not the end of the world if you get a stain or a scratch! However, this is not usually necessary for 15-20 years, so you can imagine how much time you’re going to have with your flooring looking as fresh as the day you bought it. Our substantial 25-year guarantee gives you peace of mind too.
The bevelled edges gives the flooring another dimension as opposed to completely flat surface. The size of the planks allows the flooring to have some character, without looking too busy which is ideal if you want a softer look. The brushed effect not only looks authentic and rustic, but can disguise scratches. That’s why we’d recommend this effect if you have pets or young children.
Wooden flooring never goes out of fashion; therefore, you can rest assured that when it comes to sell buyers will love its timeless appeal. The grade of the wood and plank lay out is easy on the eye, therefore it would adhere to most people’s tastes.
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.