What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
Engineered hardwood flooring is built using multiple layers of wood that are placed in different directions and then bonded together with adhesives using intense heat and pressure. What you get is a very strong wood that isn’t affected by humidity and it won’t shrink or expand. The average lifespan of Engineered Wood flooring is about 20 to 30 years. Unlike Solid Wood Flooring it can only be sanded 3 to 4 times due to the fact that engineered wood only has a small layer of hardwood veneer on the top. The lifespan of your wooden floor is very much dependent on the traffic and maintenance. If it is kept grit free it could be good for 50 years. You can talk to your flooring expert to discuss what flooring options will best suit your needs and budget.
Benefits of Engineered Hardwood Flooring
- It is generally less expensive than solid hardwood flooring.
- It is environmentally friendly because the bottom layers are made from scrap wood. So less Solid Hardwood is used reducing the number of trees that are cut down.
- It can be installed in any room as it is less susceptible to moisture.
- It won’t warp or buckle.
- Can be put over underfloor heating.
- It looks just as good as Solid Hardwood Flooring as the top layer is hardwood.
- It comes in numerous species and designs.
- It can be installed floating or glued.
- It’s hard to tell the difference between Engineered Hardwood Floor and a Solid Wood Floor.
There are many things that you need to consider when choosing a hardwood floor so please feel free to contact us to discuss.
With over 26 years’ experience in the flooring industry, we have earned a great reputation for our quality, service and value.
As a family run business we work closely with every customer to help select the best Hardwood, Engineered or Laminate Flooring style and colour that suits their needs.