|Pack Size||2.904 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
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.
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.