How to select a solid wood floor

Plank Width 120mm 150mm
Species

 

Rustic Oak 120 Lacqured

American Black Walnut Lacqured

Big Earth Hand Distressed Oak Lacquered

Golden Hand Distressed Oak Lacqured

Wheat Hand Distressed & Brushed Oak UV Oiled

Big Earth Hand Distressed Oak Lacquered
Golden Hand Distressed Oak Lacqured
Brushed & UV Oiled Oak
Wheat Hand Distressed & Brushed Oak UV Oiled

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Floor joists (to BS8201)     Tick   Tick  
Existing wooden T&G floorboards (securely fixed, dry & sound) Tick   Tick   Tick  
Particle board (chipboard floor fixed to joists)   Tick   Tick   Tick
Concrete floor (moisture content less than 3% and as per BS8201)   Tick   Tick   Tick
Concrete floor (with 18mm plywood on the surface) Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Concrete floor (with battens as per BS8201 fixed at 400mm centres)     Tick   Tick  

It is the responsibility of the installer to correctly check the suitability of the sub floor in all respects - ie moisture content, soundness, flatness, etc.

If any doubt exists regarding the suitable moisture content of the sub floor then an appropriate damp proof membrane should be installed before installation of the flooring product.

How to select an engineered wood floor

Plank Width 14mm x 180mm 1 strip-click 14mm x 207mm 3 strip-click Elite 15mm x 125mm
Specie

1 Strip Natural Oak Lacquered
1 Strip Select Oak Lacquered
1 Strip Family Oak Oiled & Bevelled UV Oiled
1 Strip Family Oak White Washed Lacquered
1 Strip Family Oak Brushed & Bevelled Matt Lacquered
1 Strip Family Ash Coffee Brushed & Lacquered

3 Strip Family Oak Lacquered
3 Strip Family Oak UV Oiled

Natural Brushed Bona Finish Lacquered
Barley Brushed Bona Finish Lacquered
Cappuccino Brushed Bona Finish Lacquered
Graphite Brushed Bona Finish Lacquered
Toffee Brushed Bona Finish Lacquered
Natural Hand Scraped Bona Finish Lacquered
Barley Hand Scraped Bona Finish Lacquered
Cappuccino Hand Scraped Bona Finish Lacquered
Graphite Hand Scraped Bona Finish Lacquered
Toffee Hand Scraped Bona Finish Lacquered
Natural Distressed Bona Finish Lacquered
Barley Distressed Bona Finish Lacquered
Cappuccino Distressed Bona Finish Lacquered
Graphite Distressed Bona Finish Lacquered
Toffee Distressed Bona Finish Lacquered

Vintage 15 x 190mm
Oak Light Smoked Brushed Matt Lacqured
Oak Brushed Matt Lacqured
Oak Enhanced Hand Scraped Dark Smoked
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Floor joists (to BS8201)            
Existing wooden T&G floorboards (securely fixed, dry & sound) Tick   Tick   Tick  
Particle boards (chipboard & OSB floor panels fixed to joists) Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Concrete floor (moisture content less than 3% and as per BS8201) Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Bitumen or Asphalt Surface Tick Asterisk Tick Asterisk Tick Asterisk
Combination DPM/Underlay Required? Tick   Tick   Tick  
Liquid DPM? (use where a concrete sub floor moisture condition is unsuitable or unchecked)   Tick   Tick   Tick
Suitable for use over water piped underfloor heating systems Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Suitable for use over electric matting underfloor heating systems Tick   Tick      

* consult your adhesive supplier/manufacturer to check compatability with these types of sub floors.

It is the responsibility of the installer to correctly check the suitability of the sub floor in all respects - ie moisture content, soundness, flatness, etc. If any doubt exists regarding the suitable moisture content of the sub floor then an appropriate damp proof membrane should be installed before installation of the flooring product.