Oak tongue and groove floorboards are a great way to minimise waste when you’re either flooring a room or house for the first time or re-flooring. Tongue and groove flooring isn’t by any stretch of the imagination a new concept, but it’s an option that sometimes gets ignored today in favour of click systems, and that’s a real shame.
A system which sees the tongue – the protruding part of one plank, fit neatly into the groove – the cut out part of the next plank, tongue and groove is a really efficient choice when it comes to wood flooring. It also means that if your floor does develop gaps at any point in the future, they’ll be somewhat disguised and have less chance of developing draughts – which is always good news.
When you order a new wood floor from any good supplier they’ll recommend that you allow for some waste in your calculations. At Wood and Beyond we suggest that you allow for about 8% wastage when you order your new floor. Not only does this mean that you will be sure to have enough flooring, it also means that if you make a tiny mistake, it won’t be a show-stopper.
When you fit oak tongue and groove floorboards you get minimum waste which means that you can save money and a whole lot of hassle. But one thing to watch out for is when you’re shopping for this type of flooring, you need to make sure that you don’t accidentally stumble over a click fit option, which is a completely different thing.
To help you make your choice, here are 3 of our favourites:
Light, bright and cheery
This natural engineered oak flooring that’s been UV lacquered is a light and bright option that comes with a cheery price tag. At under £25 per square metre, you’re getting great quality oak tongue and groove floorboards at a bargain basement price. This floor is guaranteed to add light and an illusion of space to even the smallest, gloomiest rooms in your home. It really is a breath of fresh air. Add to this, its UV lacquer finish, which will stand up to pretty much anything you throw at it, and you’ll see why this particular floor is flying off the shelves fast.
Warm and comforting
This warm honey coloured floor is in the tongue and groove styling. It has been brushed and UV oiled and is simply stunning. Select grade, it has a nice consistency to it, yet it still has sufficient detail to make it really interesting. At a surprising £35.01 per square metre, this one really does deliver a whole lot of bang for your buck.
A classic flooring solution that you’ll never tire of, this option is engineered construction so is safe for use throughout the home as well as over under floor heating. So when you choose this option, you don’t just get minimal waste, you also get maximum flexibility and choice.
Just a bit different
This natural engineered oak London Grey UV oiled floor is something just a tad different for anyone who likes to stand out from the crowd. This oak tongue and groove floor is really stylish and will bring even the most dated room bang up to date. Grey flooring, and this grey floor in particular is perfect if you’re wanting a modern feel, but don’t want to go quite as far as black or brilliant white. It’s the ideal first step into the monochrome world, that still has a foot in the natural zone. So if this sounds like it’s something that might work for you, all you need to do is hit the red button on the products page and you’ll have a FREE sample in your hands before you know it.
If you have a flooring project in hand and could do with a helping hand to make sure you take all the right decisions, don’t hesitate to reach out. At Wood and Beyond we have decades of knowledge and experience that we can share with you. And the great news is – it all comes as part of the service!