Working out the quantity of flooring you need is really dependant on the layout of your room.
Rectangular rooms can be calculated easily by multiplying the length by width. If your room is L-shaped, or has alcoves or bay windows, you need to divide your room into separate smaller areas, adding these together to come to your final quantity. Don’t forget to add at least 10% to your final quantity for any wastage.
Barlinek Engineered European Oak Raisins Grande is 180mm wide, has a total thickness of 14mm and comes in standard lengths of 2200mm. Utilising the revolutionary 5GC click system installation has never been so easy, simply fold down the long joint into the previous row and drop the header joint into place! No mess, No hassle.
This is a 3 ply engineered floor so it is made from 3 different layers, one being the hardwood wear layer with the other 2 being constructed from spruce.
The floor has a 2.5mm hardwood layer which if need can be sanded and re-finished up to 3 times, but under a normal maintenance program and in a domestic environment the floor should not need to be sanded for around 20 years.
Each of the planks has bevelled edges (V Grooves) on all four sides resulting in very distinctive groove between the planks, adding more depth and dimension along with giving an individual definition to each plank.
Before applying the finish, the surface of the wood is roller brushed to remove some of the softer summer growth rings from the grain; this gives a naturally textured surface that gently highlights the natural grain structure. The floor is prefinished with a very durable matt lacquer which allows the wood to appear very natural, visually similar to oiled floor, the lacquer also gives great protection to the hardwood itself and allows for a easier cleaning and maintenance.
The grade of this hardwood is a very vibrant colourful floor full of character and excitement. The floor can display some grain markings, figuring, mineral streaks, colour variations, sapwood and frequent knots of varying sizes. Knot holes, checks splits and other imperfections are allowed, filled and finished.
This floor is suitable in all bedrooms, conservatories, dining rooms, hallways, kitchens, living rooms and utility rooms
Barlinek are a renowned european supplier of luxury engineered wood flooring for discerning designers who demand only the finest furnishings for their interiors.
Our durability rating is the best way to decide if your chosen floor is ready for the task at hand, simply the more stars the higher the rating. From dirty shoes and pet paws to spills, dropped items, pram wheels and moving furniture, your floor is under daily attack.
The durability rating determines how the look of a floor stands up to common daily conditions, how easy it is to scratch and dent and whether it is susceptible to staining. Floors for areas such as hallways and kitchens will need a high durability rating, whereas lounge or bedroom areas that have less traffic can use a lower durability rating. Also consider how long you want the floor to last before you intend to change it.
With modern generation click-together systems, a lot of floors available from UK Flooring Direct are DIY friendly. However, some floors do require expert knowledge or particular attention being paid to site conditions and the subfloor.
If you are looking for floors that are ideal for DIY installation make sure you choose one with a high installation rating. Floors with a low installation rating will almost certainly require professional installation, however by using a specialist installer you can be rest assured that you have a job well done.
Maintenance is a vital part in keeping your new floor looking great, but some floors are easier to maintain than others. Our maintenance rating not only looks at daily cleaning, but also how easy it is to make minor repairs to your floor.
Certain floors have surface treatments that make them a breeze to clean with nothing more than a damp mop. Others need specialist top-up treatments to keep them looking their best. For a floor that’s easy to live with choose a high maintenance rating, low maintenance rating floors tend to be more natural in looks, but do need a little bit more in the way of TLC!
Subject to good regular cleaning and the right periodic maintenance, your floor can last for many years. Exactly how long depends on the type of floor and where it is installed in your home, though some floors have the potential to last a lifetime.
Our lifetime rating assesses a floor under normal domestic conditions and assumes it is looked after well. For a better long-term investment choose a floor with a high lifetime rating. However if you are looking for a short-term solution then a lower rating may be all you need!