This is one of our most popular products and as a result there is a longer delivery time. For more information please contact our sales team on 0333 577 0025 and they can advise you on waiting times
|Construction||Solid European Oak|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Underfloor Heating||Not Suitable|
129.6m² - 180mm Hand Scraped Unfinished Solid European Oak Wood Flooring, 20mm Thick (60 packs)
Our Weeton Caramel Oak 180 x 20mm is one of the most popular solid products on our site and it’s easy to see why.
With a 20mm (2cm) thickness, it is a hardwearing, robust floor to say the least. Also, with a thickness of 20mm, you would be able to sand down this product at least 7 times should you feel the need to. We don’t feel this will be necessary for the first 10-15 years after installation but is your preference.
The 180mm (15cm) plank width of this product is deemed a regular plank width that is perfect for residential properties. The make up of this product is random lengths between 400 – 1500mm. A random length or RL allows you/your fitter to stagger individual planks creating a more natural, flowing look.
The ‘brushed’ finish is created when the softer grain is removed with a brush from the surface of the floorboards, leaving only the harder grain. This ensures the product is still extremely durable to function as a suitable floor and creates a textured, natural looking floorboard(s).
Like our other brushed and oiled solid products, our SO2060 product has been stylishly finished with seven layers of Osmo’s natural hard wax oil giving it that much needed sturdiness whilst still enabling you to maintain the surface’s appearance easily. With this product, each individual plank has a ‘V’ groove, micro bevelled edge detail that ultimately gives each plank additional natural definition.
The grade of our SO2060 is ABC grade - other suppliers may refer to this grade of timber as rustic. This simply means there will be knots and natural imperfections within the batch. This ultimately gives the product that natural, flowing feel and look – something, which is only achievable with a 100% natural product.
The joining mechanism on this product is tongue and groove. This method of joining solid oak planks gives you three different installation options. Option one is a ‘floating floor’ and is achieved by gluing the tongue and groove parts of the board, which allow the floor as a whole to float; usually with the use of an underlay. Option two would be to secret nail the tongue part of the plank into a wooden subfloor. Finally, option three would be to stick the timber directly onto the subfloor with use of flooring adhesive.
Please see our accessories section for matching accessories for all our brushed and oiled products.
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.