|Pack Size||2.166 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Tongue and Groove|
Oak is the most popular wood used for floors and it’s easy to see why. It exhibits an exquisite colour and natural knots, while still having the benefits of durability and easy maintenance. This products 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! Out 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.
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.