With years of experience in laying engineered oak wooden floors, JG Flooring can offer you advice for the various types of flooring that would suit your room.
Engineered Oak Flooring Guide
Which Engineered Oak Flooring?
With literally 100’s of styles, colours and textures, extra consideration is required before making your decision.
Choose the correct plank width and length to suit your room
With widths of up to 150mm, there is plenty of choice. you can opt for a formal look by sticking to same widths or mix it up by varying the widths to create a casual look.
The standard length is 1860mm but if you would like a longer board you can find lengths of 2200mm and 2400mm but these are rarer with fewer choices in designs, colours and textures.
There is not much choice when it comes to thickness. You have either 15mm or 20mm boards. if you are fixing the boards to joists on a floating floor then we suggest opting for the thicker types to reduce the springy feeling under foot. Usually, the thicker engineered flooring will have a thicker top layer of oak.
Choosing a finish
With pre finished planks or oil / lacquered finishes, this is where the choices become more difficult.
If you want the most natural look, then it is best to opt for oiled flooring. This flooring is far more durable and long lasting as small scratches are easy to deal with. If you choose a lacquered finish you will need to consult a french polisher for minor repairs, however, a lacquered floor gives an extremely smooth finish. Only choose an unfinished floor if you choose to colour the floor after it has been fitted. There is not cost saving when purchasing unfinished flooring.