|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Length||Fixed Lengths 400mm|
|Pack Size||1.12 m²|
|Construction||Solid European Oak|
|Edge Detail||Square Edge|
|Plank Style||Parquet Blocks|
|Installation Method||Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Recommended|
Thorpe Oak Herringbone 70 x 400 x 22mm Unfinished is a solid wood floor that has a total thickness of 22mm. This product comes in fixed lengths of 400mm and is unfinished allowing the end user to finish it to how they desire. Over recent years self finishing has become more popular as there are now many different oils and lacquers on market, which are more precise to meet certain requirements.
The plank in this product have a square edge. This means that the planks fit together seamlessly and tightly on the edges giving a clean cut and sophisticated look. The grade of this product is ABC, otherwise known as prime. This means the product comes with virtually no knots and imperfections which can give a striking and modern look. Additionally, the herringbone style is particularly popular right now and has been identified as a current trend for this year. The stunning look of herringbone can therefore immediately modernise your home and is an excellent choice to add some dimension to your floor.
This product is installed by glueing the planks down to an underlay or subfloor to ensure its safety. You can find out more about how to install this product by clicking the installation tab above to download our fully guide.
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.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.