What is engineered wood flooring?
‘Engineered wood’ flooring may not be a term you’re familiar with, but it is in fact the most common flooring type used today.
Engineered wood flooring is real timber pressed into two or more layers, and many different thicknesses, into a plank. The layers run in different directions to provide more stability than solid wood. The top layer is visible when installed, and the core is what makes the plank stable.
Compared to solid wood flooring, engineered wood flooring is often more cost effective, and quicker and easier to install. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits:
• Our patented ‘floating’ installation systems reduces costs and speeds up installation time because the planks are not fastened to the floor.
• The floating installation also makes for easier repair and replacement of boards.
• Engineered wood panels are wider and longer than solid planks. For example, plank width is not limited as it often is with solid hardwood.
• Engineered wood can be nailed over joists without any plywood sub-flooring.
• This flooring type is ideal for areas where solid wood flooring is not suitable, such as over concrete, in basements and where there is radiant floor heating, etc.
• It is available pre-finished in a variety of different finishes and designs, often with bevelled edges, which adds to its attractive appearance.
• It does not ‘cup’, ‘crown’, or ‘gap’ like solid wood.
Taking these benefits into consideration, it’s clear that engineered wood flooring is well worth considering for your flooring needs.
Have a look through our ranges of engineered wood flooring to see how it could fit your home.