Bibury Natural Distressed Engineered Oak
|Pack Size||2.904 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
Bibury Natural Distressed Oak 220 x 15/4mm Oiled Engineered Oak Wood Flooring is 15mm thick with a 4mm wear layer which comes in fixed lengths of 2200mm. This product has been given a a truly amazing distressed look with large knots and blemishes and an oil finish to each plank before being lightly brushed. The low shine finish makes for a low maintenance and highly durable floor.
Each plank has a bevelled edge giving each plank more individual definition. 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. Additionally, this product comes with our 25 year guarantee meaning you can rest assured that your floor looks amazing for years. The grade of this product is distressed meaning the planks have many knots and imperfections that give the floor much more natural character.
The Bibury Natural Distressed Oak 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 made from layers of plywood stuck together and finished with a layer of lamella for that authentic look. Because of the way in which it is constructed, engineered wood floor is therefore able to withstand fluctuations in temperatures, so can be used with underfloor heating. As well as this, it can also be used in rooms such as basements and conservatories where there are noticeable changes in temperatures. Additionally, engineered wood flooring is also water resistant, so is easy to maintain and clean.
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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