|Pack Size||1.44 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Finish||Brushed and Oiled|
Our Studley Frost Brushed and Oiled Engineered European Oak Wood Flooring has a total thickness of 14mm with a 3mm solid hardtop wear layer. This product comes in random lengths between 300-1800mm with a width of 150mm.
The floor is white washed, lightly brushed and finished with UV oil which adds texture and character to each plank. UV oil is different to natural oil in the way that during the manufacturing process, the oil is placed onto the wood and dried under a UV light to speed up the process.
Not only is this flooring beautiful, but as with its other engineered wood counterparts it is practical in the way that it is suitable for underfloor heating. Of course, this is at your discretion. It's also worth noting that this floor can be sanded down up to 4 times, however this shouldn't be necessary for the first 15-20 years and we do offer a 25 year guarantee on this product.
The grade of the wood used in this flooring is what is known as 'rustic', the use of rustic flooring has seen a dramatic rise over the past few years. Due to the knots and imperfections in the knots, people consider the flooring to offer more warmth and character which is probably why this grade is the most popular in the wood flooring industry.
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.