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Click Engineered Wood Flooring

Click engineered wood flooring is similar to tongue & groove flooring, but many people find the newer ‘click’ system to be quicker and easier to install. Unlike the tongue & groove system, which involves inserting each ‘tongue’ into a corresponding ‘groove’, these planks simply click together, much like a jigsaw. The result is a tight, flawless join that makes it very difficult for planks to shift under pressure.

The ‘click’ system has a number of different names that are used by various suppliers of engineered wood flooring, but they all mean the same thing. Look out for terms such as ‘click-lock’ engineered wood flooring, and ‘interlocking’ engineered flooring, which both refer to the click system style designs that have been cut into the planks during the manufacturing process, ready for quick and easy installation.

Some people may worry that cutting an interlocking design into engineered wood could affect the overall look and feel of the flooring, but this isn’t something you need to be concerned about. In fact, once laid, it is impossible to tell the difference between the newer click flooring and the more traditional tongue & groove flooring. This is because the actual joins are hidden, while the real wood surface remains the star attraction. This lamella helps engineered wood to look and feel like solid wood, without the price tag.

Engineered wood flooring is renowned for its durability and longevity, thanks to the strong plywood structure formed underneath the real wood lamella, but the click system adds even more stability. Due to the very strong bond that’s formed between click-locked boards, each plank expands and contracts at the same rate, making this flooring ideal for use in moisture-prone areas such as the kitchen, and in areas regularly exposed to direct sunlight where there can be temperature changes throughout the day.

Due to the ease with which click engineered wood flooring can be joined together, there really is no need to use adhesives, nails, or screws when laying the planks. The interlocking system is strong enough to hold the boards in place, even in areas of moderate-to-high foot traffic. This means that the flooring can be laid as a ‘floating’ floor over suitable underlay. It’s the ideal project for any DIY enthusiast.

One of the biggest advantages of click-style engineered wood is that it can be removed almost as easily as it can be laid. Although engineered wood flooring is long lasting and durable, and could last for 25 years (or even more!), there may be times when the flooring needs to be taken up, for example if access is required to the floorboards underneath, or if you decide to redecorate your home in the future.

The revolutionary click system is most widely available in engineered wood flooring, which particularly lends itself to these sorts of engineering processes thanks to its strength and stability. However, the system is also sometimes found in bamboo flooring, and laminate flooring, too. As solid wood is more delicate in its nature, it is very unusual to find the click installation system in solid wood flooring.

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