Find out more about cottage flooring
The cottage floorboard, made of oak, is for us a wooden floorboard of medium width and length of solid oak. Larger lengths are possible on request. In general, the boards made of multiple layers of wood in these sizes are also defined as cottage floorboards. In the case of multi-layer engineered cottage floorboards, the topmost layer of solid oak usually has a thickness of 4 mm – 5.5 mm, pressed together with PVA glue.
Nowadays boards are mainly laid with special non-polluting adhesive on solid ground, or fixed to a substructure made of wood. In our experience a “floating” installation of multi-layer engineered or solid cottage boards is generally not recommended or could create problems in the case of fluctuating humidity.
Cottage floorboards laid on underfloor heating?
Installing wooden floors on under-floor heating is no problem, and is nowadays practiced over 90% of the time. It doesn’t matter whether glued or screwed, for every type of installation there is an option. As with all trades, there are a few rules which must be observed so that the symbiosis between the heating and the wood works well. By the way, solid wood floorings offers better thermal conductivity compared to multi-layer engineered boards with the same thickness due to a denser, more compact structure.