Bibury Lighthouse Distressed Engineered Oak
|Pack Size||2.166 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Bibury Lighthouse Distressed Engineered Oak (formerly Bibury Natural Distressed Oak 190 x 20/6mm) is 20mm thick with a 6mm wear layer which comes in fixed lengths of 1900mm. This product is a bespoke floor that is made to order. It has been given a truly amazing distressed look with large knots and blemishes, after this the oil has been applied to each plank before being lightly brushed. The low shine finish makes for a highly durable floor that is also incredibly easy to maintain.
Each plank has a bevelled edge giving each plank an individual definition and authenticity. 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 rest assured your flooring will look beautiful for years. The grade of this product is distressed meaning the planks have many knots and imperfections giving the floor a much better sense of natural character.
The OD2119 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.
Unlike solid wood flooring, engineered wood flooring is able to endure higher levels of moisture exposure. This means if you spill something or something leaks, your floor won't be affected if cleaned properly and efficiently. It is also scratch and stain resistant, making it perfect for use in kitchens. It is also able to be used with underfloor heating as it is able to withstand exposure to different temperatures without damaging. Because of this you can enjoy engineered flooring in rooms such as conservatories and basements.
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 recommended for most click-fit boards. The exception to the rule is if you're installing your click-fit floor over underfloor heating. In this case, adhesive can help keep the floor stable with fluctuating temperatures and can reduce creaky floorboards.
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.
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