Goodrich Smoked Oak is a multi-tonal herringbone floor that is alive with the natural character and warming colours of oak. The smoking process has enhanced every highlight and shadow in these vibrant engineered boards, which dance with detail and timeless appeal. Also available in matching plank as part of our Harlech range and guaranteed for 100 years.
These are the questions we get asked most often about our floors and their features.
What styles can I lay this herringbone floor in?
You can lay this Goodrich floor as single herringbone, double herringbone, ladder pattern, 90-degree angle, or brickbone pattern. It can also be laid as a border around a section of Goodrich herringbone.
Does Goodrich Smoked Oak come in a matching plank?
Yes – this floor is available in a matching plank within our Harlech range; Harlech Smoked Oak.
Does my Goodrich floor need to acclimatise before installing?
Yes – We recommend you let your Goodrich floor acclimatise for 3 to 4 days before installing. This needs to be in the same room that it will be installed in, and it needs to remain within the sealed packaging. The sealed packaging helps ensure the floor doesn’t warp with the change of temperature from different environments. Do not store the flooring outdoors, in an outbuilding, or anywhere with damp or condensation problems.
What condition should the subfloor be in?
The surface immediately beneath a Woodpecker natural wood floor must be in good structural condition, free from damp rot, fungal or insect infestation, and contaminating residues. It must be flat with uneven areas not exceeding 3mm over a 2m area. Naturally, the surface should be vacuumed and totally free of debris before fitting begins. Hot pipes should be well insulated to prevent localised hotspots, which can cause wood flooring to warp or shrink.
What expansion gaps does Goodrich flooring need?
As wood is a natural substance, it will expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. That’s why when a wood floor is fitted, expansion gaps need to be left wherever the boards meet a wall, structural support, stairs, breakfast bar, fireplace, central heating pipe…etc. Gaps must also be considered at doorways to allow for the differing expansion between rooms. Place spacers at regular intervals when fitting and then remove them before skirting boards, beading or trims are put in place. Allow a 2mm gap for every metre span of the floor with a minimum of 10-15mm gap regardless. For areas over 5m in width, extra provisions should be made for expansion.
How thick is Goodrich flooring?
Goodrich flooring is 15mm thick with a 4mm real oak wear layer.
How do I clean my Goodrich floor?
All of our Goodrich floors have a lacquered finish, therefore you can use our cleaning kit for lacquered floors. You may also keep it clean with a well wrung damp mop.
Is Goodrich flooring harder to install than plank flooring?
Patterned flooring such as herringbone or chevron is generally much more complex to install than traditional straight plank. This is because the pattern needs to be measured and laid perfectly, otherwise you will end up with gaps. Therefore we recommend choosing an installer who has plenty of experience.
Does this rustic board have lots of knots?
Whilst this board is rustic, it will generally have fewer knots than a rustic traditional straight plank board as herringbone boards are much smaller, therefore large knots can weaken them.
Can I use underfloor heating with Goodrich flooring?
Yes – Goodrich is suitable when fully stuck down.
How can Goodrich floors be installed?
Goodrich can be floated, glued or secret nailed.
What joints does Goodrich flooring have?
Goodrich floors have tongue & groove joints.
Can I use Goodrich flooring in my bathroom?
We generally wouldn’t recommend using engineered flooring in a bathroom.
How much should I allow for wastage?
We would recommend 10-15% wastage for Goodrich floors, however, this can be impacted by the room shape, laying style and other factors so always check with your installer first.
We generally recommend adding at least 10% on top for wastage, however, the plank type, laying pattern and room shape will have an impact on how much wastage is needed so it’s always best to consult with your installer first. Herringbone and chevron floors will typically need 15%-20% wastage.
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