|Pack Size||2.904 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Bibury Distressed Oak 220 x 15/4mm Unfinished Engineered Oak Wood Flooring – product code OD7007 - is 15mm thick with a 4mm wear layer which comes in fixed lengths of 2200mm. This product is unfinished allowing the end user to finish it to how they desire. Over recent years self finishing has become more popular as there are many different oils and lacquers on market, which offer more precision to meet certain requirements.
Each plank has a 4V Groove, bevelled edge giving each plank more definition individually. This floor can be sanded down up to 4 times however it shouldn't be necessary to do so for the first 15-20 years, and with our 25 year guarantee you can rest assured that your floor will look incredible for years. The grade of this product is rustic meaning the planks have more knots and imperfections giving the product much more character and warmth.
Engineered wood flooring is made from layers of plywood stuck together before being finished with a layer of lamella for a high quality finish. Because of its structure, engineered wood flooring is therefore suitable for use with underfloor heating. Its ability to withstand fluctuations in temperatures also means that it is able to be used in rooms such as conservatories and basements, making its applications much wider than other floor types.
The OD7007 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.
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.