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  • HW836 Oberon Prime 276mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW836 Oberon Prime 276mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

  • Range: ULTRA
  • Havwoods Code: HW836

Engineered European Oak; Sanded; 1-Strip Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; Bevelled Edge
Thickness 11mm
Width 276mm
Grade Prime

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Ultra from Havwoods is a unique, affordable, click system collection that is three times harder than a standard wood plank. The impressively wide and long planks feature a top layer of European oak in a choice of prime and character grades and are finished with a matt lacquer. The entire collection is FSC® certified (FSC-C0009500). We believe that this patented product could be as influential as the introduction of engineered wood in the future of timber flooring.

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

Ultra is arguably the future of wood flooring. Why?

This unique product is truly ground-breaking since it provides the exceptional durability of a laminate floor with all the wonderful advantages of real wood.

Laminate flooring is designed to imitate the appearance of real wood. It has a fibre board core imprinted with a textured image that is made to look like wood. So it’s not real wood but it offers the advantage of being very tough and scratch-resistant.

Ultra from Havwoods uses a top layer of real European oak that has been subjected to a unique, patented process. It looks and feels just like a normal real wood plank but it is actually three times harder!

Ultra is constructed like an engineered plank in that it has a top layer of solid wood, but the layer of wood is much thinner, like a veneer. Of course, this means that the best looking timber goes much further, making Ultra supremely sustainable. This timber is bonded, using a unique patented technology, to a core of extremely tough, high-quality, moisture-resistant HDF. And the result is a beautiful real wood floor that won’t move, shrink or swell, and rivals a laminate in terms of durability.

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

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What is meant by prime 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 prime grade timber, which is the cleanest of all the grades. There will be few, if any, knots and they will be of minimal size. There will also be minimal sapwood and relatively little colour variation.

If you prefer a board with more visual variation then refine your search to look for a character, natural or rustic grade board.

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.

What is a lacquered finish?

This is normally a polyurethane coating that covers the pores of the wood and forms a hard, resilient surface, protecting it against dirt and moisture. Traditionally, lacquered finishes were very high gloss, although modern pre-finished lacquered boards are now more likely to have a matt or satin finish in line with contemporary tastes.

Lacquered finishes are very easy to care for and should offer protection for up to around six years, depending upon the amount of traffic on the floor.

What is FSC® Certification?

If a product is labelled as being “FSC® Certified" it means that the both timber itself and the manufacturing process including the entire chain of supply meet the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council.

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. This includes addressing issues such as illegal logging, deforestation and global warming, with positive outcomes on economic development, environmental conservation, poverty alleviation and social and political empowerment.

Colour Grey
Shade Light
Construction Engineered
Finish Matt Lacquered Finish
Pattern 1-Strip Pattern
Species Oak
Length 2379mm
Thickness 11mm
Width 276mm
Product Range Section ULTRA
Grade Prime
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.


Complementary mouldings are available to order from our accessories range.

Please refer to the product data sheet in order to download the relevant documents.
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

> 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: ULTRA, Prime, Engineered Oak, 1-Strip Pattern, Matt Lacquered Finish