|Pack Size||2.904 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating Floor, Secret Nailed or Fully Glued Down|
Our Bibury Galaxy Oak 220 x 15/4mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring comes with an unbelievable 25-year guarantee, making it an excellent choice right off the bat. The surface veneer of each board is composed of stunning European oak, expertly selected with practicality and character in mind. To enhance the intricate details of the wood’s grain, this product has undergone the process of distressing, taking advantage of the variations which occur naturally in solid oak. In turn, this will bring rustic textures to the aesthetic of your home, and bespoke depth that feels welcoming underfoot. In addition to the distressed look, a stain is applied to the board’s surface, giving the impression of rich, chocolate hues that are commonly associated with antique flooring.
Each board measures at a fixed length of 2200mm, with an accompanying width of 220mm. As a result, this engineered flooring is one of the largest available. Whilst this does not affect the structural integrity of the board, it does make for a more open and airy aesthetic. Wide planks also emphasise the distressed look of the solid oak veneer, allowing for more space in which to show off the complexity of each grain. For added finesse, a micro bevel has been given to the surface of the flooring. This allows each board to remain individualistic, with pronounced edges marking the joins.
The total thickness of each plank measures in at 15mm, making for a durable choice that’s also cost-effective. Divided into an 11mm multi-ply core and a 4mm wear layer, this choice of flooring is perfect for areas of moderate foot traffic. With a lamella of this depth, the floors can be sanded up to 5 times, promising an excellent lifespan. The multi-ply base layer reinforces this further, preventing warping and shrinkages from occurring within the board. The unique construction of compressed timber allows engineered flooring to stand up to fluctuations in temperature and moisture, enabling installation above underfloor heating.
Engineered flooring can be fitted with a range of fitting methods. Whether you decide to fix your boards directly to a subfloor, or float each piece using the ‘tongue and groove’ system, this product will prove safe and secure for the duration of its installation.
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.