Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring is the type of floor that is most commonly confused with plastic laminate flooring.
This is a wood floor which has the so-called three-layer construction.
A top extra wear resistant lacquer
- 1 with a natural wood layer
- 2 which can be renovated/sanded several times and will last for decades
- 3 And a bottom layer has the cross-directional fibres
- 4 These engineered wood floors are gaining in popularity because they can be refinished like a solid wood floor, and can cost slightly less
Engineered Wood explained more
Engineered wood flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank. The top layer (lamella) is the wood that is visible when the flooring is installed and is adhered to the core. The increased stability of engineered wood is achieved by running each layer at a 90° angle to the layer above. This stability makes it a universal product that can be installed over all types of subfloors above, below or on grade. Engineered wood is the most common type of wood flooring used globally.
There are several different categories of engineered wood flooring:
All timber wood floors are made from sawn wood and are the most common category of engineered wood flooring. They do not use rotary peeled veneer, composite wood (such as HDF), or plastic in their construction.
Installing methods for Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring is also able to be installed using methods not available with solid wood floors. They can be glued down or free floated. There may be an amount of surface preparation, so we would advise you to contact us for further advice and recommendations.
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