Having just completed laying this flooring in a 3rd bedroom I thought i'd
write a quick review. I was originally looking for a cost effective solid
wood floor for light traffic areas (bedrooms) which was not laminate (too
clicky). Whilst looking around at solid flooring most of it seems to be
around the £40 - 50 sqm mark, too much for me. Whilst in my local Wickes I
came across their bordeaux pine floor boards. A nice light knotty pine
board, tongue and grooved on all four sides and a hefty 22mm thick, which
would allow for plenty of refinishing later. More importantly each pack
covers almost a square metre and cost only £14.99.
Laying the boards is straight-forward - I laid them over existing boards,
having made sure all the services below were up to scratch! The boards fit
together well, sometimes a little gentle persuasion was needed with a block
& hammer, but nothing serious. I nailed them down and put a little light
wood filler over the nail heads. A whole room (approx 4m * 4m) took about 4
hours to complete, but I did have an electric mitre saw which made things
The boards come unfinished, I gave them 3 coats of Ronseal Diamond hard
satin clear floor varnish, applied with a sponge roller, sanding lighly
The result is a beautiful wooden floor, warm on the feet and easy to
maintain. They boards are quite robust, although I suspect they might mark
if you were to drop something really hard on them, which is why I wouldn't
recommend them for heavy use areas.
Hope this helps, I have no affiliation with wickes whatsoever, I just think
this is a very good value for money product.