|Pack Size||2.376 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
Our Studley Sunset Brushed and Oiled Engineered European Oak Wood Flooring (product code EO4039) has a consistent width of 180mm, and comes in a variety of plank lengths, ranging from 300mm to 1800mm. 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!
EO4039 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.
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.