Wood Flooring Explained
Our structural engineered board has been produced using a Russian WBP birch ply, the highest grade available. The adhesive used to bond the board is of equal quality. It is in the E1 glue category, and is low emission, heat, and water proof.
Widths available from 160mm, 180mm, 210mm, 240mm unfinished, 160mm or 210mm pre-finished, 180mm in the pre-oiled.
Suitable for secret fixing to ply, battens, or joist subfloor, floating on an underlay, or a fully bonded installation to a screed subfloor. Unfinished boards are supplied pre-sanded, requiring only a light 120 grit sand to finish.
Pre-finished boards are supplied with a high endurance UV cured ultra matt lacquer or hard wax oil.
Engineered floors are compatible for use in conjunction with underfloor heating.
Wood Floor Grading
Natural grade: Contains knots, colour variation, and sap.
Premier grade: Contains minimal knots, colour variation, and sap.
Structural and Overlay boards
Boards that are 20mm in thickness can be laid as a structural material, fitted directly to a joist or battened subfloor.
Boards that are 15mm in thickness are overlay materials and would need to be fitted to a structural subfloor, which could be an existing floorboard or a 20mm ply.
If laying onto an existing floorboard, the new flooring should be laid in the opposite direction to ensure stability. If required to run in the same direction, a 6mm ply should be put down first.
Strip: Tongue and grooved on all four sides, ranging in width from 57mm – 150mm. Random lengths from 225mm – 1600mm.
Board: Tongue and grooved on all four sides, ranging in width from 100mm – 240mm. Random lengths from 400mm – 2400mm.
Solid boards of up to 150mm in width are suitable for secret nailing. Wider boards should be secret nailed, screwed, and plugged through the top surface.
Solid flooring should always be laid as a fixed floor. Tongue and groove materials should be nailed every 300mm through the tongue side of the board. The tongue and groove should never be glued and (if unfinished) a suitable base coat should be used to prevent side bonding when sealing the floor.
Engineered flooring can, if required, be laid as a floating floor. It is important that a soft cushioning underlay is used beneath the floor over a structural subfloor. This is to ensure the glue joint does not crack when walked upon by evening out any irregularity in the subfloor. There are a few different types available catering for different requirements,
e.g. noise reduction, underfloor heating, etc.
If you are interested in buying any products or you would like to know more about any of the products, please call our sales team, who can advise you on how to proceed, or email the team with your questions at the following contact points:
Tel: 020 8871 9771