Engineered Oak Flooring For Bathrooms

22nd Mar 2010 @ 23:39

We're often asked about oak flooring for bathrooms and our reply is always the same - you must use engineered oak flooring.

The fluctuating moisture levels in a bathroom setting, will make solid oak flooring contract and expand or bow and cup, eventually splitting the wood, however those of you used to the warm, tactile nature of real oak floors still want that feeling in your bathroom.

Engineered oak flooring, once treated with Osmo Polyx-Oil, is warm, hard wearing, water resistant and looks sensational.

The added benefit of course is it's reluctance to "move" once laid.

This resistance to moisture fluctuation makes it the ideal candidate for laying over an underfloor heating system - increasingly popular in bathrooms.

Of course, engineered oak flooring can be fitted in the traditional manner with hammer and nails or can be glued down using modern flexible adhesive.

Either way, engineered oak flooring is simply perfect for bathrooms.


Which engineered oak specifically would you recommend for a bathroom? And what finish?

Penny Griffin March 6, 2018 at 10:37pm

Hi Penny,

In this environment, an engineered oak floor would be the preferred option due to its added stability - making it less prone to movement. All of our grades of engineered oak flooring will have the same stability properties.

As for the finish, for this we would of course recommend a hardwearing finis such as the Blanchon Hard Waxoil. This product is available in a number of different finishes which are designed to protect and enhance the look of the timber.

Hope this helps

Peak Oak March 7, 2018 at 3:50pm

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