Studley Rich Tea Engineered Oak
|Pack Size||2.166 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Oak is the most popular wood used for floors and it’s easy to see why. The Studley Rich Tea Oak 190 x 14/3mm exhibits an exquisite colour and natural knots, while still having the benefits of durability and easy maintenance. This product's 3mm surface means you are able to sand it down twice, allowing it to look fresh for a long time, although this isn’t usually necessary for 15-20 years! Our generous 25-year guarantee shows we are confident in the sturdiness of our flooring.
With so many homes now having under floor heating installed, engineered is an excellent choice for nearly every room in your home- its possibilities are endless! It can withstand higher temperatures other floors may not be able to due to it being resistant to warping or shrinking under heat. The product also has a tongue and groove method of instillation which is a traditional technique, meaning the process will be very smooth and familiar to fitters.
The impeccable invisible lacquered finish is the most popular finish, due to it increasing the density of the surface layer, making for an extremely hard-wearing floor. This would make this flooring perfect for high traffic areas such as the kitchen or hallway. The long planks and a soft colour of this flooring makes it ideal for someone looking for a less busy flooring. Therefore, it would go beautifully with a room that already has a lot going on, perhaps patterned walls or sofa.
The bevelled edges do, however, give the flooring added feature and character as opposed to a completely smooth surface. The rustic grade preserves the natural beauty of the oak. Additionally, if you were to place this in your kitchen then the soft colour would compliment whatever kitchen surfaces you have.
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 recommended for most click-fit boards. The exception to the rule is if you're installing your click-fit floor over underfloor heating. In this case, adhesive can help keep the floor stable with fluctuating temperatures and can reduce creaky floorboards.
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.
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