Thick Or Thin Oak Flooring?

20th Dec 2013 @ 17:57

When browsing the oak flooring market, you will no doubt come across the various depths of boards which are available. Some companies offer boards at only a few millimetres thick, right up to boards at 18mm or 20mm in thickness. The whole process of thick or thin boards can be confusing, so what are the pro’s and cons of each?

Here at Peak Oak we supply boards that are 20mm or 14mm thick. Each of these is designed for a specific purpose, so the flooring you require very much depends on your own situation.

Our range of 14mm solid oak flooring has been specifically designed to cater for the more challenging of locations. One of the most common requirements is to replace a carpet which has been laid over a plywood sub-floor with oak flooring. At only 14mm thick, these boards are just thick enough to provide stable flooring, whilst thin enough to ensure that minimum room height is lost. One of the important points to note when choosing a 14mm board is that it will need to be laid over a some form of wooden sub-floor. This should be ply-board, chip-board or an existing timber floor.

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The 20mm solid oak flooring on the other hand is a board made for the more traditional situations. Unlike the 14mm, the 20mm boards can also be laid directly to joists or in some cases, concrete. Whilst the 14mm is able to be sanded a number of times, the increased thickness of the 20mm means it can be sanded even more.

Both our 14mm and 20mm oak flooring is made from the same high quality European oak flooring. The 14mm boards are available in lengths of 1500mm and over and widths of 120mm, 140mm and 160mm. The 20mm boards are available in lengths of 2000mm and over and widths of 120mm all the way up to 220mm+.

To learn more regarding whether 20mm or 14mm oak flooring is right for you, please give us a call on 01538 304584.

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