Bibury Cape Cod Distressed Oak
|Pack Size||2.888 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Bibury Cape Cod Distressed Oak 190 x 15/4mm has a total thickness of 15mm with a 4mm wear layer. This product comes in fixed lengths of 1900mm and is finished with a hard wax oil which gives the plank an extremely durable surface that makes this oak floor look beautiful.
Each plank has a bevelled edge which gives individual definition to every plank. This floor can be sanded down up to 6 times however it shouldn't be necessary to do so for the first 15-20 years. Additionally, this product comes with our 25 year guarantee so you can relax knowing that your floor will look stunning for years. The grade of this product is distressed grade meaning the planks have unlimited knots and imperfections. This gives a room an amazing sense of warmth and character.
The Bibury Cape Cod can be installed using one of three techniques. Option one, ‘floating floor’, is achieved by gluing the tongue and groove parts of the board and allow the floor as a whole to float, usually cushioned with use of an underlay. Option two would be to secret nail the tongue part of the plank into a wooden subfloor. Finally, option three would be to stick the timber directly onto the subfloor with use of flooring adhesive. Please see the full, downloadable installation guide in the installation tab above for more information.
Engineered wood flooring is able to be installed in kitchens, conservatories and even basements. It's applications are very versatile compared to other floor types thanks to its ability to withstand fluctuations in temperatures. This means that engineered wood is better at expanding and contracting safely so not to damage the material. Because of this the Bibury Cape Code can be used with underfloor heating, and important factor to consider as most new build come preinstalled with underfloor heating.
Our Engineered Flooring can be installed in three different ways, so it depends on your joining method, the subfloor and what sort of method you prefer.
- 1. Floating Floor
- 2. Gluing
- 3. Nailing
In a floating floor, the boards are joined to each other, instead of to the subfloor. If you have a click-joining floor, floating is the way to go. If not, you could still use this method by gluing the tongue and the groove joint together. Either way, we'd advise you to have underlay installed and prepped. We wouldn't recommend this method for tongue & groove parquet as it won't be as sturdy.
With this method, adhesive is applied to the top of the subfloor with a trowel and then the individual planks are laid on top. This is our favoured method for tongue & groove parquet flooring but isn't suitable for any type of click-fit boards.
With this method, secret nails go through the tongue to secure the planks to a wooden subfloor. Because of this, nailing is only suitable for tongue & groove floors, not click-fit. Professional fitters tend to prefer this method as the result is extremely secure. You'll need to fit a wood layer above any concrete because secret nailing cannot be done directly on top of a concrete subfloor.
Check out our full guide for step-by-step instructions on how to fit engineered wood flooring.