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  • HW88102 Hallam 280-280mm Rustic Engineered Oak Wood Flooring
    HW88102 Hallam 280-280mm Rustic Engineered Oak Wood Flooring HW88102 Hallam 280-280mm Rustic Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW88102 Hallam 280-280mm Rustic Engineered Oak Wood Flooring


Engineered European Oak; Flat Surface; 1-Strip Pattern; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge
Thickness 19mm
Width 280-480mm
Length Random
Grade Rustic

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Our most prestigious range, these spectacular planks from the Hand Grade Collection will redefine your concept of wood flooring. Of exceptional quality, with two layers of European oak sandwiching a core of WBP birch ply, and measuring up to 4m long and almost 1/2m wide, without question these are the ultimate wide planks. But it's not just size which makes them special. The sculptured options are unique, with a textured surface, natural undulations and rounded edge for exceptional character, whilst the smooth-sanded planks are crisp and contemporary.

This plank is usually available from stock and may be laid over under flooring heating. It may also be used with the Magna raised access flooring system.

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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.

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Download the Havwoods' profiles' installation guide

What is meant by rustic 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 rustic grade timber, which means that it is visually very interesting. It will certainly contain knots and there are no limits to their size or number. 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.

As a rustic grade wood it will also contain both heartwood and sapwood and there will be colour variation. You may also see some checks (cracks across the growth ring) and possibly some end shake (cracks between the rings). None of these are cause for concern.

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 Grey
Shade Medium
Construction Engineered
Finish Oiled Finish
Pattern 1-Strip Pattern
Species Oak
Thickness 19mm
Width 280-480mm
Product Range Section Hand Grade
Product Range The Wood Book
A complete range of T and end sections, ramps and stair 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.

Given their size it is not feasible to judge Hand Grade products on small samples, so these are not available. Instead the full collection can be viewed at all Havwoods' showrooms, or we can arrange delivery of large samples at a cost of £20 per sample; this charge will be refunded against future Hand Grade orders. Please +44(0)1524 737000 and a member of our sales team will be happy to help.

Complementary mouldings are available to order from our accessories range.


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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: Hand Grade Engineered Oak, 1-Strip Plank, Flat Surface, Oiled Finish, Wide Plank