|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Length||Fixed Lengths 350mm|
|Pack Size||0.784 m²|
|Construction||Solid European Oak|
|Plank Style||Parquet Blocks|
|Installation Method||Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Recommended|
Thorpe Spring Oak Herringbone is 70mm(W)x350mm(L) and 18mm thick. The fact we offer a 25 year guarantee with this product truly shows just how much faith we have in its quality and durability.
Solid wood floors last a life time thanks to their incredible durability. Not only does it look stunning, but solid wood floor also attracts less allergens, dust and mould making it a hygienic flooring choice too. Additionally, solid wood floors are hard wearing making them perfect for high traffic areas and will be able to retain its stunning aesthetic. 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.
The micro bevelled edges on this flooring add depth and definition, meaning they make a room look larger but to a lesser degree than ordinary bevelled edges. The fact this floor is oak also adds atmosphere to a room - the grain and knots add elegance, whereas the shade fits in with modern dark and wooden décor.
The grade of this product is the ‘rustic’ grade. This means that certain planks will have more knots and natural imperfections - giving the product much more character.
This floor is brushed and lacquered. The brushing means there is a texture to the planks, bringing out their natural appearance much more - these also effectively hide scratches which is useful in busy or clumsy households with children or pets. The lacquer finish gives the timber ultimate protection and durability as well as providing it with a maintainable surface area, however as this is a natural product we would always advise you to mop up any spillages or splashes as quickly as possible.
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.