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Engineered Wood Flooring is a type of hardwood flooring which is composed of multiple layers of timber stuck together, and then finished with a layer of hardwood lamella. Engineered wood flooring is seen as an appealing alternative to solid wood flooring as it looks similar, but the construction of the plank allows greater stability, meaning it is able to withstand high levels of moisture and fluctuations in temperature, making it an ideal flooring solution for underfloor heating.
Why Engineered Wood Flooring?
Firstly, engineered wood flooring is even stronger than solid wood flooring due to the way it is constructed. Engineered wood floors are made up of several layers of plywood, which have been joined together, and then finished with solid wood lamella on the top layer.
Secondly, engineered wood flooring is a lot quicker and easier to install in comparison to solid wood, and this is because it uses either a click system or what’s known as a tongue and groove system. The former is the easiest of the two for self-installation.
Finally, engineered wood flooring looks almost identical to solid wood, and so gives the impression of a fully natural product.
Which wood should I choose?
Similarly to solid wood flooring, there are a number of styles, species and colours to choose from when it comes to engineered wood! Your decision ultimately comes down to personal preference.
We have a number of options available, including oak, walnut, larch and acacia, which can also come in a number of finishes.
How do I lay my engineered wood floor?
Installing engineered wood flooring is easier than solid wood, and there are several methods of laying it including nailing, gluing and floating.
One of the important things to remember though is to let the floor acclimatise for three to five days before securing it.
If you’re in need of a complete guide on how to install an engineered wood floor, then luckily for you we have one you can check out here.
What are the alternatives?
Engineered wood floors are a great alternative to solid wood flooring, but the one thing they have in common is that they’re not the best solution for damp environments such as bathrooms. For these areas, vinyl or laminate would be a better choice, both of which we have available in a range of styles.
See links to the most popular types of engineered wood flooring below:
- Lacquered Engineered Flooring - Brushed and Oiled Engineered Flooring - Unfinished Engineered Flooring - Larch Engineered Flooring - Click Engineered Wood Flooring - Oiled Engineered Flooring - Engineered Hand Scraped Flooring - Kahrs Engineered Wood Flooring - Meister Engineered Wood Flooring - Rustic Engineered Wood Flooring - Staki Engineered Wood Flooring
207mm Brushed & Lacquered Engineered 3 Strip Click European Oak Wood Flooring 10/2.5mm Thick
200mm Pearl Satin Lacquered Engineered 3 Strip Click European Oak Wood Flooring 14/2.5mm Thick