OAK HARDWOOD FLOORING £15.99sqm
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OAK HARDWOOD FLOORING £15.99sqm

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Found 30th Apr 2007
This is my first bargain post so apologies if I make any mistakes. BHK Flooring have a few shops scattered around the country and have an offer on their website for Oak hardwood flooring. The next cheapest I can find is about £24.99. There is a voucher on the front page which you can print. I guess you could quote the code as well.

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Thanks for your first deal post

looks a good price, fitted some for a customer recently and the best price I got was £20 p/m2

Bought from these before.... good quality too...

Bargain, hot!

My friend owns a real oak wood flooring company - they sell reall oak at that price. They aern't a huge company but do a good job, and give good advice...
Just can't remember his website! - I can find out if anywants wants it to compare...

Yes please..

Anyone know which of their flooring is 15.99sqm? I can't imagine they're all that price. ;-)

its the white oak machined flooring at that price

Original Poster

apparently its proper hardwood flooring not what they call engineered flooring, although they do stock that.

excuse my naivety but how do you lay this? is it a pro job or can an average person do it.

bellamy_47

excuse my naivety but how do you lay this? is it a pro job or can an … excuse my naivety but how do you lay this? is it a pro job or can an average person do it.



depends on the type of floor you are laying it on top of, see link.....home.howstuffworks.com/har…htm

it is a very effective finish that is worth the work, easy for me as im a joiner but anyone with reasonable diy should be able to do it as long as they take there time:thumbsup:

I am also interested to know about the lay.

fraz24

depends on the type of floor you are laying it on top of, see … depends on the type of floor you are laying it on top of, see link.....http://home.howstuffworks.com/hardwood-floor.htmit is a very effective finish that is worth the work, easy for me as im a joiner but anyone with reasonable diy should be able to do it as long as they take there time:thumbsup:


thank you mate :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Looks like I was wrong! This is for engineered hardwood flooring after all but it still looks like a good deal. It turns out that engineered flooring is real wood veneer on top of a core of hdf or plywood. Apparently its more stable than blocks of solid wood which has problems with heat and moisture. I found this on the internet to explain it.

builddirect.com/Har…spx

When I have looked a little closer at the other people selling this stuff it turns out most hardwood is engineered rather that solid because of the stability issues. I am now educated!

trevd72

Looks like I was wrong! This is for engineered hardwood flooring after … Looks like I was wrong! This is for engineered hardwood flooring after all but it still looks like a good deal. It turns out that engineered flooring is real wood veneer on top of a core of hdf or plywood. Apparently its more stable than blocks of solid wood which has problems with heat and moisture. I found this on the internet to explain it.http://www.builddirect.com/Hardwood-Floors-Engineered/FAQ_8804.aspx#What%20is%20engineered%20hardwoodWhen I have looked a little closer at the other people selling this stuff it turns out most hardwood is engineered rather that solid because of the stability issues. I am now educated!



If that type of flooring is used you dont need to put ply on the existing floor thus saving the cost of ply.:thumbsup:

As I have laid a solid oak floor, I have a few words of 'wisdom'. I laid mine over a poor wooden floor with a nailer (a device that you clober with a mallet and it drives a nail at 45 degrees into the flooring below. It doesn't show when finished as you go in above the 'tongue').

The advantage of an engineered floor is that it shouldn't need sanding afterwards. A solid one will do. Also, the engineered one may be pre-finished making it much easier and quick. Engineered flooring is often more expensive initially. By the time you have hired a sander, nail gun and varnished the floor, it may not be. Add at least a couple of days for the varnish to harden before you use it too.

I would not use a solid floor in a bedroom - the engineered one will be lighter and you can use some underfelt, so that it effectively floats. That will make it much quieter.

For a basement, an engineered one will be much better as it will resist the damp.

Hope this helps the decision process.
Graham

I spoke to the salesman at the Trafford park outlet.
It is enginnered hardwood, 12.2 mm thick(2.2mm veneer + 10mm thick plywood)
Delivery free on any order > 300 pounds, VAT including.

Does anyone know how difficult this would be to lay on solid concrete and what soundproofing underneath I would have to use?

I have laid both types of flooring and solid oak is harder to put down but really can't be beat. Engineered flooring is good but usually comes in narrower widths and shorter lengths, you'll also loose the end bevel which makes solid flooring look so great. If you want to lay engineered flooring over joists this is way too thin and you'll need at least 10mm mdf of ply underneath or it'll sag. Laying onto concrete requires a layer of polythene or microfibre. It should be pretty easy to put down as long as you have basic DIY skills.
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