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Tuscan Vintage Classic Light Smoked Oak TF203

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With its old-world charm, the Tuscan Vintage Classic Light Smoked Oak TF203 is sure to add a warm and elegant look to the home. Constructed with engineered 3-ply, it exudes luxury while providing a hardwearing flooring solution. The surface benefits from a tough oiled coating, protecting it against wear and tear from heavy foot traffic. It would look especially impressive in the lounge, hallway or dining room. Sold with a 25-year guarantee, this beautiful floor also offers great value for money. 


The packs can cover up to 2.88 square metres. They measure 1900mm in length, 190mm in width and 15mm in depth. A tongue and groove system is included, making it easy to fit the floor yourself. Just slot the planks together for a strong, professional looking fit. This engineered wood floor can also be installed with underfloor heating. Just be sure to check your heating system is compatible in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.


Few floors can match the beauty and durability of the Tuscan Vintage Classic Light Smoked Oak TF203. Why not browse the other designs in the Tuscan Vintage Classic range, ensuring you invest in the best one to match your home.

Product Number TF203
Pack Size (in m2) 2.88
Plank / Tile Size 1900 x 190 mm
Range Tuscan Vintage Classic
Wood Finish Oiled
Plank Effect 1 Strip Planks
Shade Medium
Construction Engineered 3-Ply
Species Oak
Manufacturer Tuscan
Thickness 15mm
Plank Length 1900mm
Plank Width 190mm
Plank Edge Bevel Edge
Underfloor Heating Suitable
Installation Method Tongue & Groove / Floating / Glue Down
Warranty 25 Years

Engineered Wood Flooring Installation GuideEngineered wood flooring has come a long way over the years. New developments within its manufacturing process have enabled more installation options than ever before. While at one time, engineered floors had to be secured down with nails, these days you also have a floating installation method available. 

Here, you’ll discover a brief guide showing you how to use the floating engineered wood installation method. Remember, each floor comes with its own unique installation guidelines. These should always be followed strictly to ensure you don’t void the warranty.

Floating floor preparation

Before installing your new floor, there’s a few preparation steps you’ll need to take. Firstly, you’ll want to acclimatise the floor in the room it’s going to be fitted. 

It’s important to follow the guidelines provided by the manufacturer, but generally speaking engineered floors should be acclimatised for around 48 hours. Leave the planks unopened and stacked horizontally, then vertically on top of each other. This will allow maximum air flow.

While the floor is acclimatising, make sure the subfloor is clean, flat and dry. You may need to carry out a moisture test to ensure its dry enough to install the floor. If there are high levels of moisture, you’ll need to invest in an underlay which comes with a moisture barrier. If there are any holes or dents in the subfloor, be sure to fill them before installation. 

Finally, you’ll want to place spacers around the perimeter of the room. All engineered wood floors require an expansion gap around the room to accommodate for any warping and expansion throughout the year. 

Consider using glue to secure the planks

Although floating engineered wood floors don’t necessarily need to be secured down, it is recommended you use glue to secure them. Gluing the planks together will create a more stable finish, ensuring the floor doesn’t move over its lifetime. It’s fairly simple to do, but it does require a little more effort than simply locking the planks into place. 

Installing the floor

When you’re ready to install the floor, the process is fairly simple. Engineered floors tend to use either a tongue and groove or click system. Use the steps below as a general guideline but remember to follow manufacturer instructions wherever possible.

Step 1: Lay down the underlay. You don’t need to secure it down, though you may need to secure pieces of underlay together to cover the entire area.

Step 2: Start in the left-hand corner of the room, laying the first plank with its long groove against the wall (leaving space for the expansion gap). Then, click or lock the second plank into place by placing it at a 90-degree angle and gently but firmly pushing it down. If you’re choosing to glue the planks, you can apply the glue in the groove. Once it has been locked, the glue will set to achieve a stronger, longer lasting bond.

Step 3: Continue to install the rest of the planks in the first row using the same method as step 2. Once you reach the end of the row, you may need to cut the plank to fit. This can be done with a ruler to mark the line, and a saw. 

Step 4: Begin installing the second row by inserting the tongue of the plank into the groove of the first plank in the beginning row. This will click or lock it together. To ensure the planks fit tightly together, place a wooden block on the outer edge of the plank, then use a hammer against the block to push the planks together.

Step 5: Continue installing the rest of the row, just like you did in the last few steps. Once complete, remove spacers from around the room and cover the gaps with beading or skirting boards. 

It’s important to ensure that if you are using glue, you remove any excess before it dries. You’ll also want to ensure you’re using a high quality glue to ensure the strongest bond. 

Installing the Tuscan Vintage Classic Light Smoked Oak TF203 will be a fast and easy process if you follow the steps above. If you need any help during the process, give our flooring experts a call. They’ll be able to talk you through the steps and answer any questions you may have. 

Important: We highly recommend contacting the manufacturer of the floor to receive an official installation guide. Failure to follow manufacturer guidelines could void the warranty.

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Our Frequently Asked Questions

Can I order less than the minimum stated on the site?

Unfortunately not unless you have just ordered some flooring and decide to add an additional box / number of boxes to your order to be sent out with your existing order. If this is the case, please quote your existing order ID in a message and send it via email or the contact form on the "Contact Us" page.

Do you provide a fitting service?

No.

Where can I buy stripping?

We provide stripping and adhesive in the accessories section.

Can I return some packs if I don't use them all?

Sorry but no.

Solid Wood Floors

Are solid wood floors appropriate for bathrooms?

Installing solid floors in water-prone areas causes them to swell. Consider pre-finished solid wood floors, which come with a waterproof surface.

Do solid wood floors support underfloor heating?

No.

How resistant are solid wood floors to scratches and chipping?

Lifestyle Flooring UK offer solid wood floors reinforced with multiple layers of protective coating. Therefore, our floors are extremely resistant to scratches and chipping.

Once installed, will my floor produce squeaky sounds?

Squeaks are caused due to a wobbly sub-floor. Solid wood flooring must be installed on an even and intact subfloor to prevent squeaks.

Is it necessary to leave a gap when installing a solid wood floor?

Yes, leave a gap of 10mm at the minimum, to accommodate expansions. A decorative bead board or skirting board can serve as a good cover for the gap.

What is the acclimation period for a solid wood floor?

Lifestyle Flooring UK recommends an acclimation period of 5 days. This ensures that the solid wood is in a perfect condition for installation.

Can a solid wood floor be sanded?

A solid wood floor can be sanded and refinished several times, which makes the floor look new. The floor doesn't need sanding for the initial 10 to 15 years though.

Engineered Wood Floors

Are engineered wood floors good for bathrooms?

Standard engineered wood floors are not recommended for bathrooms as too much contact with water causes them to swell. Pre-finished types are preferable as they feature a water-resistant surface.

Do engineered wood floors support underfloor heating?

Yes.

Are engineered floors resistant to scratches?

Floors from Lifestyle Flooring UK come with multiple protective coatings, which makes them highly scratchproof.

Are engineered wood floors susceptible to squeaks?

Squeaks occur when a floor is installed on an uneven subfloor. Correct installation will not produce squeaks.

Does an engineered wood floor need an expansion gap?

Yes, a gap of a minimum 10mm is required.

What is the acclimation period for this floor?

Allow the floor to stay for a minimum of 36hrs in the room of installation for acclimation.

Do these floors support sanding?

Engineered floors can be sanded multiple times to retain their new look. They will not, however need sanding for 10 to 15 years immediately after installation.

Laminate Wood Flooring

Are laminate floors suitable for bathrooms?

Yes. But, laminate floors are water resistant only to a certain extent. So, remove excess water at the earliest.

Are laminate floors scratchproof?

Yes.

Do these floors produce squeaking noises?

Install the floors on even subfloors to prevent such noises.

Do these floors need an expansion gap?

Laminate floors are not made of natural products however we recommended a minimum expansion gap of 1/4 inch.

Do laminate floors accommodate underfloor heating?

Yes.
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