This engineered white oak is 220mm wide and is finished with a hardwax oil. The boards are 18mm thick, T&G and bevelled. The Architectural/Natural grade means that a small amount of colour variation and several live knots can be present.
This floor has been double smoked which darkens the appearance of the floor considerably.
Also available in a 18x140x560mm herringbone format – Virginia Oak 140mm Architectural Wood Block (1278).
Engineered flooring is the perfect combination of practicality and authenticity. Constructed in layers, generally made from birch plywood, engineered flooring has a top layer veneer made from solid wood.
It’s these layers underneath which provide engineered flooring with a greater structural stability than solid wood floors. This means that it’s not as prone to shrinking or warping with changes in environmental conditions.
Due to this stability, it is possible for engineered floors to be installed using any fitting method, including nail, glue down and float.
It also allows for engineered flooring to be installed above underfloor heating, whereas solid wood flooring (in most cases) cannot.
The solid wood veneer generally ranges from 3-6mm in thickness and is suitable for sanding.
Sanding can remove between 0.5 to 1mm of wood per sanding. A thicker wear layer means your floor can be sanded and refinished more often, increasing the lifespan of the floor.
|Real wood veneer.|
|Suitable for underfloor heating.|
|Can be sanded and refinished.|