Strata Fourteen Antique Oak is a beautiful, traditional engineered smoked oak floor. Its deep rich tones will warm any room. Because it is 150mm wide it will suit any area, large or small. It is a 14mm floor with a 3mm solid layer so you can know it will last a lifetime. Like all engineered floors, the fact it has a plywood base provides stability through your floor. Strata Fourteen Antique Oak is suitable for underfloor heating and can last a lifetime.
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 an Engineered Floor ?
An engineered floor has taken all the benefits of both the old solid and semi solid floors and perfectly blended them into one. What you look at and walk on is solid timber so you get that feel and look you can only associate with real wood. The real wood is then pressed onto a plywood base which gives your floor the stability that is missing from a real wood floor. Because of this process your floor will not move as much as with solid timber. All engineered flooring is suitable for underfloor heating.
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/floating.