Strata Fourteen Mountain Oak is a beautiful, rich oak floor with a variety of shades. The smoked finish brings out the deep tones throughout the board while the variety of brown and soft grey tones give it a unique character. Like all engineered floors, it has a layer of solid timber pressed to a plywood base. The solid layer provides you with all the warmth and feel of a solid timber floor while the plywood base gives a stability unknown to real wood. Because of the ply base, there is no need for long acclimatisation periods and it is suitable for underfloor heating. Strata Fourteen Mountain Oak is a stunning floor that will 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 underfloor heating.
Installation method:glue down/floating.