|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Pack Size||0.84 m²|
|Construction||Solid European Oak|
|Edge Detail||Square Edge|
|Plank Style||Parquet Blocks|
|Installation Method||Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Recommended|
Thorpe Prime Oak Herringbone 70 x 300 x 16mm Unfinished has a total thickness of 16mm with a width of 70mm. This product comes in fixed lengths of 280mm and comes in parquet style blocks 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 offer more precision meaning you can create your dream look with ease.
Each plank has a square edge giving each plank more individual definition. The grade of this product is prime, meaning the planks are exceptionally clean with no knots or imperfections. The Thorpe Prime Oak Herringbone is perfect if you're looking for a floor that has a clean and sharp look. This floor should not be 'floated' as the planks could be lifted, which is why it is best to glue your solid wood floor. The glueing method works by the planks being stuck directly onto the subfloor with use of flooring adhesive. Please see the full, downloadable installation guide in the installation tab above for more information or call us to find out more.
Solid wood floor is incredibly durable, lasting a lifetime. Additionally, solid wood floors attract less dust, allergens and mould making it not only a beautiful choice, but a hygienic one too. Thanks to the strength of solid wood flooring, it is also hard wearing, so your floor will look stunning even in high traffic areas. Because of it's natural state however, it is not recommended that you use a solid wood floor with underfloor heating as it is unable to expand and contract with such fluctuations in temperatures. As well as this, the parquet flooring is a huge trend this year and is currently the favourite among interior designers. This means that installing as parquet style floor in your home would help to instantly modernise and bring some life to your floor.
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.