|Pack Size||2.376 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Our Studley Orchard Engineered European Oak Wood Flooring – Product code EO2003 - 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 180mm.
This product is lightly brushed and then finished with a UV oil. The oil is applied during the manufacturing process and the flooring is then placed under UV lights to speed up the drying process. As opposed to natural oil, UV oiled flooring does not need another coat of oil once it has been installed.
Each plank has a 4V Groove, bevelled edge giving each plank more individual definition. This floor can be sanded down up to 4 times, however it shouldn't be necessary to do so for the first 15-20 years.
This flooring is known as a rustic grade, meaning that the planks have more knots and imperfections which gives the product more character and can add warm depth to the room. This grade has seen a huge rise in interest over recent years and has since become the most popular grade 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.