|Pack Size||2.376 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Our Frozen Brushed and Oiled Engineered European Oak Wood Flooring combines the decorative flair of a highly favoured species with a bespoke choice of finishes. The 3mm wear layer of solid oak has been expertly chosen with character and strength in mind, and can be sanded up to 3 times to preserve the quality of the wood. We have chosen an ABC grade for the solid wood veneer, taking advantage of the natural blemishes, knots, and fine grains to create a perfectly balanced appearance. Added to this is a multi-ply base, measuring at 11mm. The thickness of the board provides effective defence against low-to-moderate foot traffic, and is suitable for areas with extreme conditions. This is due to the board’s superior construction of compressed timbers, making the flooring suitable for kitchens, conservatories, and over underfloor heating.
The outstanding visual qualities of European oak are enhanced by the width and varying lengths of each board. Measuring at 180mm, this flooring has a versatile appearance that brings proportion to both small and large spaces. In addition, with random lengths ranging from 400mm to 1500mm, every board is unique, exhibiting a varying spectrum of oak’s bespoke personality. This is enhanced further by the inclusion of a brushed and oiled finish. Each board has had new growth removed during the manufacturing process, creating a rustic aesthetic. Alongside this, oil is applied to strengthen the wood. Opposed to sitting above the surface, the oil is absorbed into the grain, preserving its naturalistic qualities. Finally, the boards are bathed in an elegant white stain, elevating the lightness of the oak surface to new heights.
For added depth, this choice of flooring utilises a micro-bevel. The sloping edges create a small indent in the join, giving each board distinction. Micro-bevelled edges also improve textures underfoot, making for a more authentic look and feel.
This product makes installation quick and easy. Engineered flooring is fitted with an integrated ‘tongue and groove’ system, specially designed to allow each board to fit securely into one another. This process, known as floating, removes the need for nails and adhesives, saving excessive labour and costs. Whether you choose to float your flooring, or fix directly to your subfloor, the Studley Frozen Oak comes with an impressive 25-year guarantee, assuring incredible longevity.
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.