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Engineered Oak Flooring

Engineered Oak Flooring Features

Oak flooring is the most popular choice and while we think solid oak flooring is hard to beat, engineered oak flooring is increasingly the preference of customers. It’s hard to argue with the fact that engineered floors are quicker to fit and require less equipment and skill than solid floors. Engineered flooring is also more suited for use over underfloor heating because of its superior stability and it is available in a much wider range of pre-finishes.
It pains us to say it (because we don’t make it ourselves) but engineered floors are really quite impressive these days.
We import an excellent range of engineered flooring from our friends at Heywood in the Netherlands. Their flooring is among the best on the market. They use only top-quality birch ply for the base and their gluing, machining and finishing is spot on.
Unfinished engineered oak floors

Unfinished engineered oak floors

These oak floors come uncoated so that you can apply your oil of choice once the floor is laid. We offer a range of widths, thicknesses and grades to order and we stock a 200mm wide character grade oak for immediate collection.

Pre-finished engineered oak floors

Pre-finished engineered oak floors

We are proud to offer the Heywood range of pre-finished engineered oak flooring. Manufactured in Europe to exacting standards, the Heywood range combines processes including, smoking, brushing, tumbling and band sawing with tinted oils to create an array of textures and tones.

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Viewing our flooring

To see the full range of our engineered oak floors, please come and visit our beautiful oak framed showroom at Wootton Bassett, Swindon, where we display all of our hardwood floors as well as many other products.


We stock 200mm wide character grade unfinished oak flooring for immediate collection or delivery. Allow 5 weeks for other widths of unfinished oak and all pre-finished engineered oak floors. We also supply oak skirtings and architraves.


  • European oak
  • 5mm / 5.5mm oak top layer
  • Glued to 11.5mm / 14.5mm wear-layer of WBP Birch plywood.
  • Supplied by Vastern Timber (
  • Various fixed widths
  • Random lengths
  • Supplied unfinished or pre-finished




Face width Thickness Oak Layer Length*
180 – 400mm 20mm 5.5mm 0.6 – 3.0mt
180 – 260mm 15mm 3.5mm 0.6 – 3.0mt
Construction 3.5mm / 5.5mm oak top layer glued on 11.5mm / 14.5mm wear-layer of WBP Birch plywood.
Moisture Content 10 – 12%


Our engineered oak floors are supplied machined to a tongue and groove profile (T&G) on all four edges. The top edges of the boards are bevelled.


Acclimatisation Engineered boards can be laid straight from the packet. There is no need to acclimatise.
Coating care The coatings on the prefinished oak boards may not be fully cured when you receive your floor. Treat the surface carefully and do not use any cleaning products on the floor for at least two weeks after laying.
Fixing options
Board thickness Hidden nail Glue Cut nails Screws Floating
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Subfloor suitability
Board thickness Plywood / chipboard Sealed concrete Battens Joists
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Underfloor heating We do recommend 20mm engineered oak boards for use over underfloor heating.
Coating Once laid unfinished oak boards will need sanding and finishing with your chosen flooring specific coating. Prefinished boards do not require any further coating.


While the utmost care has been taken to provide accurate information, Vastern Timber shall not be held responsible for any consequences arising from any errors or omissions on this website nor for any damages resulting from the use of the information.

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