|Pack Size||2.166 m²|
|Joining Method||Tongue & Groove|
|Plank Style||Single Plank|
|Installation Method||Floating, Nailed or Glued Down|
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.
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.