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  • HW2505 Andora Classic 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW2505 Andora Classic 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring


Engineered European Oak; Brushed; 1-Strip Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; 4-Sided Bevelled Edge
Thickness 14/ 2.5mm
Width 180mm
Length
2200mm
Grade Classic

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The PurePlank collection comprises of affordable, click system, 14mm thick engineered planks with a top layer of European oak bonded to two layers of softwood. Originally sourced primarily because the entire collection is produced entirely from FSC®  timber (FSC-C009500), PurePlank is notable for its consistent quality and, as such, has become a firm favourite for use in large, multi-occupancy residential projects. Both one- and three-strip planks are available. 

This plank is usually available from stock and may be laid over under flooring heating.  See more PurePlank planks,  or use the 'products'  drop-down menu to further refine your search.

Finish your floor with the perfect trim

Finishing your floor with the ideal stair nosing, threshold, ramp or scotia makes the difference between a good floor and a great one. For this reason, at Havwoods we offer a complete range of trims, including T and end sections, pipe covers, cover plates and skirting/architrave profiles, specifically to complement every individual product, and they are stained, textured and oiled as appropriate to match each one as closely as is possible. Of course, this is a bespoke service so it will take approximately one week to fulfil your order.

View our entire range of profiles

Download the Havwoods' profiles' installation guide

What is meant by classic grade?

Whilst you are no doubt aware that wood is graded according to its appearance, you may be surprised to learn that there are no international grading standards. At Havwoods we deal with many different mills, from many different countries, so for consistency we have defined our own grading rules.

This board uses classic grade timber, which means that it is not quite as clean as a prime grade, but less busy than a character or rustic grade, Essentially it will include a mix of almost prime boards with others which contain a few more knots. Knots are formed when a branch has died and its base has become enclosed by subsequent layers of trunk wood as the tree grows, so their presence is emphasised by the grain of the wood flowing around it. Filler is used in the larger knots, the colour carefully selected to complement the wood rather than to match it exactly. The colour of the filler may vary.

You should also expect some heartwood, sapwood and checks (cracks across the growth ring.)

What is the species?

This product is milled in Europe from European oak. European oak is actually a generic name for two different species, both of which are classified as white oak and exhibit essentially the same characteristics. Also know by their country of origin, e.g. English oak, French oak, et cetera, they have a warm golden, honey colour, slightly richer and less pink-toned than American Oak and with more even colouring. They also have a distinctive wavy grain pattern with scatterings of pips and burr and are particularly suited to the fuming process, ensuring more consistent results.

In general, European mills utilise a technique known as live sawing. This results in a mixture of plain, quarter and rift sawn cuts all in one wide plank of wood. Capturing all parts of the wood in one cut like this gives the floor a unique and notably beautiful appearance, and because at least a third of the cut is quarter sawn, the planks themselves are particularly stable.

What is meant by engineered wood?

Some people confuse engineered wood with laminate, but nothing could be further from the truth. Laminate flooring may look like wood, but it is not, it is simply a photographic image under a clear protective layer. Engineered wood, however, is the real thing. And once laid it is virtually impossible to distinguish it from solid wood. But instead of being milled from a single piece of timber, engineered boards consist of several layers, and this construction results in a number of very sound advantages.

In an engineered board, the top layer is, of course, solid wood, whilst the other layers may be plywood, softwood or yet more layers of hardwood. Each layer is bonded to the next with the grain running at right angles, which makes it virtually impossible for the board to swell or shrink. So when it is laid it is highly unlikely to warp and gap, or otherwise suffer in the same way as solid wood flooring can when exposed to changes in humidity through the use of heating and air conditioning, or simply due to a change in the weather.

In addition to being far more stable, engineered wood offers several other benefits. It may be laid as a floating floor, as well as being nailed or glued down, and some planks even come in an easy to fit 'click' system. It is usually pre-finished, meaning you see exactly how your floor will look before it is fitted and ensuring a faster, easier installation with no mess and no fuss. And, because it isn't affected by changes in humidity, it is available in much wider, longer, more imposing planks. Finally, it is particularly kind to the environment, because every beautiful, stable, hard wearing engineered timber floor fitted uses less of the slow-growth hardwoods. Little wonder that engineered timber is now by far the most popular type of timber flooring fitted around the world.

Colour Brown
Shade Medium
Construction Engineered
Finish Matt Lacquered Finish
Pattern 1-Strip Pattern
Species Oak
Length 2200mm
Thickness 14/ 2.5mm
Width 180mm
Product Range Section Pureplank
Grade Classic
Product Range The Wood Book
A complete range of T and end sections, ramps, stair and flush nosings is available to complement this product: stained, textured, oiled and white oiled, where appropriate, to match it as closely as possible. This is a bespoke service and will take approximately one week from placement of the order. 

To allow you to see the true quality of our products we provide a free sample service for most of the products featured on our website.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A LIMIT OF 3 SAMPLES PER REQUEST. IF YOU REQUIRE MORE SAMPLES PLEASE CALL ONE OF OUR SALES TEAM ON +44(0)1524 737000.

Complementary mouldings are available to order from our accessories range.


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Alternatively call +44(0)1524 737000 and a member of our sales team will be happy to help.

Cleaning & Maintenance:
> Maintenance Guide for Lacquered Wooden Flooring
> Maintenance Guide for Oiled Wooden Flooring
> Maintenance Guide for UV Oiled Wooden Flooring

Installation:
> Engineered Wood Flooring Installation Over Underfloor Heating
> Engineered Wood Flooring Floating Installation
> Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring Nail Down Installation
> Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring Glue Down Installation


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Tags: Pureplank, Classic, Engineered Oak, 1-Strip Pattern, Brushed, Matt Lacquered Finish