Valley Herringbone Double Smoked is a stunning, rich, Smoked Oak engineered herringbone wood flooring. A smoked oak has lovely colour variations and has a brushed textured finish. Herringbone floors are all in fashion at the moment but none will give you the same authentic feel as a smoked oak. Because it was made with a plywood base it is suitable for underfloor heating. For the best result it should be glued directly to your subfloor. Because of its rich tones, Valley Herringbone Double Smoked is the perfect floor to add warmth to your home.
What is a Smoked Oak Floor ?
A smoked oak floor is a treatment done to the natural oak timber during the manufacturing process to alter the colour of the wood. Smoking a floor involves putting the timber in an enclosed environment and adding ammonia to the atmosphere. The effect of the ammonia in the air is that the colour of the wood will change. Effectively what happens is the presence of ammonia in the air causes the tannins in the wood to be brought to the surface. The closer the tannins are to the surface, the darker the wood will appear. Because of this, the longer the ammonia is in the air the more smoked your floor will appear.
What is Herringbone Flooring ?
Herringbone Flooring is one of the oldest styles of flooring patterns available which dates back to the time of King Louis ix in France. Herringbone floors are generally narrow, short boards fitted in an angular pattern. The past few years have seen a major upsurge in the popularity of Herringbone and because of this, it is now produced in pretty much every type of hardwood.
Cleaning and Maintenance:
The cleaning and maintenance of our engineered flooring is similar to all wood flooring. A sweep of a brush is all it should take to remove light dirt from your floor. For mopping, it is important you use a damp mop rather than a wet mop. If your floor is too wet, over time it may cause issues from water penetrating the joints. Our Clean Green Cleaner is what we recommend for use on all our floors along with our Magi Floor Mop (both of which are available by clicking the relevant links).
Suitable for under floor heating.
Installation method: glue down