Bibury Porridge Distressed Oak
|Finish||Oiled, Invisible Oiled|
|Pack Size||2.166 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
|Plank Style||Straight Plank|
This Bibury Porridge Distressed Oak 190 x 20/6mm is a bespoke product that is made to order. A truly unique looking flooring, you can be sure that this stunning mixed variation of engineered wood will bring character and rustic appeal to your home. The contrasting colours would pick up dark and light tones in your room. This product would look especially appealing next to a booming fire and a large, thick fluffy rug.
If you’re really wanting that rustic appeal, then there is no better choice than this. A real rural look, the knots and grains are running through the natural premise of the wood charmingly. This flooring would especially thrive in a large open plan room or bedroom. Despite its bold look, its authentic allure is relaxing.
Engineered wood is beneficial due to its heat resistant qualities, meaning you can install underfloor heating with this product. The wear layer of 6mm means that it can be sanded down up to five times if damage does occur, however this usually isn’t necessary for 15-20 years. Our 25-year guarantee gives you peace of mind too!
Its antique look is very popular for those with grand Victorian houses or a delightful farm cottage. Although engineered flooring is easy to clean, the darker colour and dark knots and grains will hide dirt for longer than a lighter wood might. As well as this, it is extremely hard-wearing meaning it’s the perfect choice for areas with lots of footfall and dirt exposure, perhaps the kitchen or hallway.
Its bevelled edge means where the planks meet there is a slight definition. Again, this is popular with traditional rustic looking interiors. The distressed grade means the natural appearance of the wood is more defined, giving your floor more character.
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.