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15(4)x189 Hand Scraped Vintage Oak Flooring

£32.00 ex VAT per m2(£38.40 inc VAT per m2)


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Hand scraped vintage engineered oak flooring has a unique look and feel that will add a depth and warmth to any room in your home or venue.

Hand scraped vintage engineered oak flooring is 15mm thick, made up from 11mm high quality Eucalyptus plywood which is bonded to a full 4mm of French Oak wear layer. The width of this flooring is 189mm single strip oak, which is shown off to beautiful effect with the extra width that is available to you when ordering our engineered oak flooring.

The 11mm thick Eucalyptus plywood will provide your engineered oak flooring with excellent strength and stabilityafter installation, and the 4mm wear layer of solid oak will be very durable and provide a long life for your oak floor.

Hand scraped vintage engineered oak flooring is scraped by hand, giving a beautifully textured and uneven surface to the flooring, which replicates how oak flooring used to be produced and finished in days gone by. This gives true character and uniqueness to your flooring.

The grain of the hand scraped vintage oak appears slightly darker, which enhances the character of the flooring when installed, and emphasises the unique features that natural oak has. Finished with a dark coloured stain and then lacquered for a durable finish, hand scraped vintage flooring has a very consistent colour, with dark tones that are warm and welcoming. The lacquer gives a smooth, satin finish to the floor which reflects light beautifully.

Our hand scraped vintage engineered oak flooring is also suitable for under floor heating, and you can find full details of how under floor heating works and the requirements for installation by clicking here.

This flooring looks stunning all year round, creating warmth and depth in the winter months and reflecting light and creating a more spacious looking area during the summer months. If you are looking for a floor that is going to add warmth and depth to your home, hand scraped vintage engineered oak flooring is for you.

Additional information

Weight 27 kg
Finish

Hand scraped, dark stained and UV lacquered

Board Thickness

Board Width

Length

Approx 85% @ 1830mm long, 15% shorter

Oak Wear Layer

4mm

Grade

Mixed

Moisture Content

6-9% on arrival to site.

Construction

4mm Oak on 11mm Eucalyptus plywood

Profile

TG4: T&G sides & ends, all micro bevelled

Length Tolerance

+/- 1.0mm

Width Tolerance

+/- 0.2mm

Thickness Tolerance

+/- 0.5mm

Carton Size and Weight

1860 x 195 x 130 weighing 30kg each

m2 Per Carton

2.77

m2 Per Pallet

110.8 (40 cartons)

Installation Method

Float, Glue Down, Nail/Screw Down

Suitable for UFH?

Yes

Product Code

15189HSV

In Stock?

YES

Free Sample Available?

YES

Can be floated, nailed down or glued down – and suitable for installation over UFH.

For more information on these fitting methods, please see our Fitting Guidelines guide.

This product is suitable for installation over UFH, as long as its surrounding conditions are maintained and controlled as required.

The multiply back construction of our Engineered Oak flooring provides much greater stability than Solid Oak when subjected to varying levels of heat, humidity, and moisture. This also enable the boards to be manufactured a lot wider than solid without risk of cupping, which is associated with the wide solid oak boards available.

This stability allows the floor to be installed as a floating floor where conditions permit, directly onto concrete or timber subfloors, and is ideal for floating floor installation over an underlay that can provide your floor with extra protection from possible moisture attack from beneath. Click here for more information about the Underlay products that we can supply.

Engineered Oak can also be fitted above underfloor heating when the correct installation guidelines are followed and the necessary levels of heat, humidity and moisture are maintained by the owner after installation.

We can supply a Self-Regulating UFH System that’s perfect for use with our Oak Flooring because it never overheats, making it safe and super energy efficient.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Sometimes the plywood backed engineered boards will seem as if they are ‘bowed’ from end to end when they are first removed from the packaging. This is very common with a plywood backed product because of the difference in molecular structure of the solid oak face and the plywood backing.

It is not a fault with the board and should be expected. It does not cause any problems during installation because of the required staggered joint fixing for an oak floor. Obviously as each board is ‘surrounded’ when fixed, by at least another 4 boards, it is straightened and aligned perfectly every time. In fact, some fitters claim this actually strengthens the floor further.

NB: Please note that our 15mm Engineered boards are not structural grade and when fitted using the floating floor method over large areas or over an uneven subfloor, some ‘give’ may be present within the floor after installation.

In such situations (or where there’s any risk of this happening) we advise that the boards should be installed by fixing down, either by nail or glue, depending on your subfloor.

One way of avoiding this challenge is to install our structural grade 21mm board instead – although more expensive per M2, you should still save money if the only method of fixing the 15mm board available is to glue down because this can add another £6-£7 per M2 to your cost.

Although our engineered products have an underside of high quality plywood and are designed to provide extra stability after installation, they’re still constructed of all natural products.

After proper and sufficient acclimatisation, the conditions during installation should be maintained as consistently as possible thereafter for optimum performance and to avoid dimensional movement of each board within the finished floor.

For information on important, ongoing maintenance, please refer to our Care & Maintenance guide.

Weather, Humidity, Temperature and the Ongoing Maintenance Of Your Flooring

Because oak is a natural, hygroscopic (water absorbent) material, and its dimensions are directly relative to its moisture content, we must control and maintain the relative humidity within our homes to enable the moisture content of our oak flooring to remain constant. This will ensure stability of each board within the finished floor, because failure to do this may force these boards to change dimensionally and structurally. This is not at all a fault of the flooring itself but all to do with the conditions that it’s being forced to endure.

Here’s an example of what can happen when the outdoor temperature is 0°C

The maximum amount of water that a cubic metre of air can hold at this temperature is 5 grams, so when you bring this cubic metre of air inside and heat it to 25°C, the relative humidity drops to only 23%.

We actually recommend a minimum of 40% for optimum floor stability (incidentally, this is also the level that health experts recommend for our bodies too, so good for our floor and good for us).

But it gets worse as the temperature outside falls lower, and this is why the air inside any heated building in the winter can become too dry, which can obviously have an effect on our flooring (and our bodies).

When relative humidity is allowed to drop too low, our flooring is forced to lose moisture itself and will try to curl upwards towards the dry air (similar to a piece of bacon under a grill) in an effort to find moisture.

Any time the temperature outside is well below freezing, relative humidity inside will be below 20% unless you do something to increase it, and not increasing it can have a devastating effect on your oak floor.

Our 15 mm Engineered Oak is constructed as a multilayer board, consisting of a Solid Oak face or wear layer of 4mm, with an 11mm plywood backing that forms the T&G, and provides a good strong underside suitable for installation by nailing, gluing or floating. The underside is also ‘sealed’ with a final stabilising veneer.

Our Engineered Boards do not have a softwood core and because of this are strong enough to be fitted using any of the 3 common methods; Glue Down, Nail Down or Float.

  • 15mm Overall Thickness
  • 189mm Wide
  • Single Strip Oak Face
  • Mixed Grade, but the finished floor colour is very consistent because of the finish it has. Grade details are explained below
  • 11mm (7-Ply) Eucalyptus Plywood Backed
  • Full 4mm Oak Wear Layer (European Oak)
  • 75% Lengths 1830mm
  • 25% Lengths of 610mm, 915mm or 1220mm
  • Moisture Content 6 – 9%
  • Micro Bevelled Sides & Ends (Unfinished is also available as Square Edge)
  • TG4 End Matched
  • 2.77m2 Per Carton
  • 110.8m2 Per Pallet
  • Extra Important Detail;
    • Suitable for installation above UFH
    • ‘Thermostabile’ Adhesive Provides Maximum Strength Between Plies
    • Sealed Underside for Improved Moisture Protection (reduces risk of ‘cupping’ after installation)
    • Extra Stabilising Veneer to Underside (extra stability after installation)
    • Very Accurate Machining Tolerances for Fast & Simple Fitting (saves on fitting costs)
    • Angled T&G Joint for Excess Adhesive (reduces risk of excess adhesive reaching the surface)
  • All our flooring products are machined to very accurate machining tolerances for fast and simple fitting.
  • Length Tolerance: +/- 1.0mm
  • Width tolerance: +/- 0.2mm
  • Thickness Tolerance: +/- 0.5mm

Grades Explained  Grade A
  • Very few knots if any and no sapwood allowed
  • Clear and consistent grain pattern
  • Very few natural features
  • Slight colour difference allowed
Grade B
  • Small, live knots allowed up to 15mm
  • More natural grain pattern and filled dead knots up to 15mm allowed
  • More natural features allowed
  • More natural colour difference allowed
  • Sapwood allowed up to 10% of face area
Grade C
  • Bigger knots allowed, some repaired with filler before being sanded
  • More natural grain pattern allowed
  • More natural features allowed
  • More natural colour difference allowed
  • Sapwood allowed up to 15% of face area
Grade D
  • Large knots allowed, some repaired with filler before being sanded
  • All natural grain pattern allowed
  • Most natural features allowed
  • Significant natural colour difference allowed
  • Sapwood allowed up to 30% of face area
Celtic Character Rustic
  • Contains all of the above grades and also some lower grades
  • Lower grades allow open natural defects that are repaired with dark filler before being sanded
  • All natural features allowed
  • All colour differences allowed
  • All sapwood variances allowed


Important: We order our flooring in full containers that hold 12 pallets each, so the grade mix that you receive and see within your finished floor will obviously depend on the amount ordered, because being a natural product means that different batches of flooring will obviously contain varying amounts of each grade. Because we order a minimum of 4 containers per order, sometimes the grade mix can vary within the containers and yet still meet our stringent quality control.