DIY Forum

 

Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:27 am
Visit Hilti


Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:47 am 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:45 am
Posts: 1
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Hi everyone,

Looking for some oak floor for my hallway. I know nothing about flooring, oak or otherwise, and need advise to help me choose.

I went to my local store and this is the one I liked:

http://www.v4woodflooring.co.uk/wood-fl ... mber-brown

But it costs about £120 per square meter. More than I want to pay.

I had a quick look online and this looks much more in my price range:

https://www.luxuryflooringandfurnishing ... thick.html

The one I saw in my local store is 6mm solid oak then some softwood underneath and I think it had a third layer of something on the bottom.

The cheap one online says it's solid oak. But why so much cheaper?

I like the first one because it is double the width of the cheap one but I can live with the narrower planks if it is only 1/4 of the price.

So what's the deal here? Basically any advice that will make me understand what I need and how to choose is welcome. Also product recommendations will be appreciated.

Thank you!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:15 am 
Offline
Pro Carpenter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:11 pm
Posts: 20732
Location: redhill surrey an auld reekie laddie
Has thanked: 693 times
Been thanked: 1967 times
you need to be careful
if it uses words like "style" or "solid timber oak veneer" or"solid wood dark american oak style finnish
even words like luxury or superior are subjective

_________________
we are all ------------------still learning


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:41 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Sat May 28, 2016 5:49 pm
Posts: 25
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 4 times
Go and see a few independent places to explain and show you.
Look at the side of a plank will show if it is solid all through.
But solid to fit correctly isnt as easy as you think with lots of rules to avoid problems.

The one with softwood in the middle is an engineered board which is more stable than most full solid woods.
Just be very careful with the cheaper end of the market as some rather fun grades and qualities.

The most important bit is actually the top layer.
Oiled or lacquered is most common with the later being the most common and easiest. But the smooth finish can look rather naff quickly with scuffs n scratches.

Speak to a few places to understand different things, and get a price on fitting as I presume you are not doing yourself. It is rather expensive, and a cowboy will screw up and you will need a whole new floor.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

 

 




Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO