More about this material
Engineered wood is one of the best types of wood as it has many of the benefits of both Laminate and solid wood flooring.
Engineered wood shares the same design characteristics as Laminate using a structural board, an interlocking plywood layer, and a top layer. In engineered wood is a thin slice of natural wood rather than a printed image like Laminate. The advantage of that natural wood surface is that you can refinish it 2 or 3 times, whereas the Laminate must be replaced, giving engineered wood a lifespan three times longer than Laminate. Engineered is the sweet spot between Laminate and solid wood flooring.
One of the most significant differences in the installation is whereas Laminate is laid down on a foam underlay that has a bit of giving, engineered wood is glued or pinned down, giving it a much firmer feel underfoot, which is better is a matter of preference.
NAdvantages of laminate & solid wood
The best of both worlds, less negatives of both.
NMore stable than solid wood
Can withstand sunlight and water better than either laminate or solid wood.
NIt can be Sanded
You can resurface the material a few times over its lifespan.
NWide board designs
Engineered wood is great and a lot cheaper than solid wood
Suitable application of this flooring
- NLiving Room
- NDining Room
- MWalk-In Shower
- NSports facilities
- MCare & Nursing homes
All the advantages
Engineered wood is an excellent material as it has many advantages of both solid wood and wood laminate. Its strength lies in having a natural wood surface that can be restored when tired. It has an interlocking system for a cheaper installation. You can have wide board planks without the cost and a far more forgiving material of sunlight and water.
Engineered wood is the best solution for most situations, and we highly recommend it. Our installation teams are very experienced in our engineered wood options and can give you the fit and finish you’ll love.
A stable floor
Aside from its great looks, the stability of this type of wood is arguably one of the most significant advantages it has. Engineered wood flooring doesn’t expand and contract like solid wood due to its clever construction. This means it’s safe to lay in environments where solid wood would risk damage, like in the kitchen or a bathroom where moisture levels and temperatures fluctuate.
So if you want a natural wood floor that can be used in nearly any room, engineered wood is the right option for you.
Underfloor heating compatible
You can have engineered wood with underfloor heating. As the engineered wood is stable to constant changes in temperature, it is the best choice for anyone who wants wood over underfloor heating.
Engineered wood offers good heat transfer into the room, unlike solid wood, which we wouldn’t recommend with any underfloor heating.
Engineered wood floors are the best option for any one wanting a floor using wide board designs. The structure of the engineered wood means manufacturers they can make wide plank boards wider and cheaper than natural wood planks.
Engineered wood is such a great product yet again the stability comes into play, as wide solid wood planks have a tendancy to crown or cup (distort) engineered wood planks don’t suffer this problem.