V4 Unfinished Engineered Oak Parquet Flooring, Smooth Sanded, Rustic, 90x15x360 mm is unfinished and should have a surface treatment applied on installation.
Rustic oak is filled and sanded smooth and left unfinished so that it can be installed and then coloured to suit any design or simply lacquered or oiled for a completely natural look. The small blocks come from the a long tradition of parquet floors and are fitted in a traditional herringbone formation but at a more contemporary oversized scale which works in all spaces big and small.
Unlike traditional blocks, V4 Unfinished Engineered Oak Parquet Flooring, Smooth Sanded, Rustic, 90x15x360 mm is engineered with a 4 mm refinished oak wear layer with bevelled edges bonded to a hardwood ply base, which means they can be bonded to any flat surface including over low energy underfloor heating system.
It can be installed fully bonded over any subfloor including importantly, those with underfloor heating systems.
Flooring must not be exposed to excess heat such as from hot water pipes below floors. The subfloor is key to a successful installation and will help ensure your floor performs to its very best. The subfloor is likely to be either wooden or a cement based screed.
Engineered wood flooring may be installed as a floating floor, which means that the boards are joined together and loose laid over the subfloor instead of being fully bonded with adhesive or secret nailed.
V4 Wood Flooring is chosen for its natural beauty, therefore grading criteria is always an apporiximation as every piece of timber is different. Engineered wood flooring may be installed direct to concrete or sandcement screed sub-floors, or to suitable wood based sub-floors by fully-bonding with a purpose made permanently flexible adhesive.
To achieve the desired mix of colours, shades and other characteristics in the final floor, and to avoid clusters of characteristics such as knots, the contents of multiple packs should be mixed during installation.
Avoid grouping similar colours and grain pattern by not mixing the planks before installation areas of dark and light planks can look patchy and out of place.
1 pack contents: 56 Universal Blocks