Studley Sunset Engineered Oak
|Pack Size||2.376 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Our Studley Sunset Brushed and Oiled Engineered European Oak Wood Flooring has a consistent width of 180mm, and comes in a variety of plank lengths, ranging from 300mm to 1500mm. As a result, this choice of flooring is ideal for both large and small spaces. The wider boards create the impression of more room, whilst the spontaneity of random lengths provide intrigue and decoration. In addition, the surface of each board has been crafted with a micro-bevel. The sloping edge gives the boards more definition, adding depth and texture to your home. This product is a perfect choice for those who want a less uniformed appearance with boundless individuality.
Each board measures at 14mm in thickness, making it an ideal choice for areas of low-to-moderate footfall. The internal structure is composed of multiple layers of plywood, compressed to a height of 11mm. This unique design allows for engineered flooring to be installed in areas deemed unsuitable for traditional hardwood flooring. With multi-ply boards, structural stability is unparalleled, proving an effective solution in kitchens, in direct sunlight, and over underfloor heating. Above the base, a 3mm wear layer of solid European oak is fitted for its excellent strength and appearance. Whilst solid oak is always a popular choice, each species we supply is hand selected with character and personality in mind. Using an ABC grade of wood, this product takes advantage of intricate grains and naturalistic knots, becoming the embodiment of rustic charm.
A brushed and oiled finish is applied to this choice of flooring, making for an authentic aesthetic. During the brushing process, new growth is removed, exposing the classic charm of the older grain. Oil is then added to the board, accentuating the detail within the wood, and simultaneously providing additional protection. Although this species of wood exhibits a darker shade, its golden stain has excellent light reflecting properties, allowing for it to truly glow.
This product has been manufactured with an integrated ‘tongue and groove’ installation system, making for quick and easy fitting. Similarly to a jigsaw, each board is designed to fit securely together, allowing the flooring to be floated, instead of being fixed to a subfloor. Consequently, the need for additional nails and adhesives is almost completely removed!
The Sunset Oak comes with our impressive 25-year guarantee, and can be sanded up to a total of 3 times. This choice of flooring will last as long as the strongest traditional hardwoods, looking and feeling great for a lifetime.
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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