The Pembroke Solid Oak Flooring comes from our brand new range, The Sir Benfro Range, which is solid oak flooring originating from Croatia, with the finest quality oak, manufactured in Croatia and is FSC labelled.
This 20 x 130 Chevron 45 Degree Style is finished with a Brushed & Natural oiled finish on a solid oak board and is one of our most popular solid oak floors.
This solid oak flooring is 20mm thick and 130mm wide, and is machined from one piece of solid oak.
The brushed & natural oiled finish is achieved by a ‘brushing’ process on the face of the planks during manufacture to remove the slightly softer fibres of the oak. Once the oak has been brushed, it then is oiled with a natural waxoil, creating a smooth but textured finish to the oak floor. After the waxoil is applied, the brushing from manufacturing enhances the beautiful grain features of the natural oak.
Each box contains a coverage of 0.520 m2, with lengths of –
3 x 370mm Right Arms
3 x 370mm Left Arms
The finish on this floor is very easy to maintain and should only ever require a light sanding and another coat of wax oil to bring it back to pristine condition when required (depending on wear and tear). Brushed & natural oiled solid oak flooring is unlikely to require a total re-finish, which increases its lifespan and reduces maintenance costs. One of the benefits of this solid oak floor is that the underside is sealed for improved moisture protection, which reduces the risk of ‘cupping’ after installation.
Natural features such as knots are filled in on this solid oak flooring which creates a fuller, more blended look but still provides an accent of the natural features in the overall look of the flooring.
Scratches and marks don’t show up on a brushed and oiled finish as much as they do on a smooth surface and because the waxoil colour is natural, if you ever want to darken the colour you can apply another coat of waxoil in the colour of your choice to achieve the exact finish that you want.
Brushed & natural oiled solid oak flooring is one of the most versatile oak floors we stock and looks great in any room, easily co-ordinating with and complementing your existing décor. If you are looking for oak flooring that is hard wearing and easy to maintain with a great look that you can change simply by adding another coat of waxoil, then brushed and natural oiled solid oak flooring is for you.
Brushed & Oiled, finished with natural colour Waxoil
6-9% on arrival to site.
TG4: T&G sides & ends, all micro bevelled
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Glue Down, Nail/Screw Down
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Details of all these methods can be found in our Fitting Guidelines guide.
Although our solid oak products are of high quality and are dried to provide excellent stability after installation, please understand that they’re constructed of a fully natural and hygroscopic material, so the conditions during installation should be maintained as consistently as possible thereafter for optimum performance and to minimise dimensional movement of each board within the finished floor.
For information on important, ongoing maintenance, please refer to our Care & Maintenance page but it may depend on what finish is applied ‘on-site’.
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.
- 20mm Thick
- 130mm Wide
- Mixed Grade, so will contain natural grain and colour variance, sapwood, and various size knots (some filled and sanded). Grade details are explained below
- Lengths 3 x 370mm Left & 3 x 370mm Right
- Moisture Content 6 – 9%
- Micro Bevelled Sides & Ends
- TG4 End Matched
- 0.29m2 Per Carton
- 41.76m2 Per Pallet
- Extra Important Detail;
- Sealed Underside for Improved Moisture Protection (reduces risk of ‘cupping’ after installation) – except for unfinished
- Very Accurate Machining Tolerances for Fast & Simple Fitting (saves on fitting costs)
- Angled T&G Joint for Excess Adhesive (reduces risk of 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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, 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.