|Pack Size||2.888 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
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.
If you’re looking to install solid or engineered wood flooring by hand, here are a few things to bear in mind:Tongue and Groove vs Click
Before you purchase your solid wood flooring, check which installation system it uses. There are two main types: ‘Tongue and Groove’ and ‘Click’.
• Tongue and Groove is more traditional, ensuring dimensional stability and strength. Along one edge, a ‘tongue’ protrudes from the centre of the board, whilst on the other, an indented groove is cut into the wood. This allows each board to fit together securely.
• Click installation is quick and hassle free. Like tongue and groove, click boards fit together, however, the click method allows the boards to lock into place, snapping together with a single movement.Floating
Many fitters prefer floating their boards due to quick and easy installation. Floating does not require you to fix your flooring to a subfloor. Both click and tongue and groove planks can be fitted this way.
Adhesive is applied to the groove for added stability, and underlay is fitted underneath the board. This cuts down on labour, whilst ensuring that your boards are comfortable and strong underfoot.Fixing
Fixing your flooring to the subfloor will encourage a long lifespan and minimal movement. Both Tongue and Groove and Click boards can be fitted this way, however, it is more popular with the former.
Depending on the material of your subfloor, boards can be fixed in a variety of ways. For solid surfaces such as concrete, adhesive is applied directly under the board. For wooden subfloors, the boards can be ‘secret nailed’ along the tongue. Both methods are equally beneficial, giving you outstanding results.
For an in-depth look at fitting solid wood flooring, check out our dedicated installation guide. We’ve curated the best tips and tricks, helping your renovation go smoothly.