Engineered wood flooring in your home or office

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I think everyone would love to have wood flooring in their home or office but what should you go for?

I previously wrote about the benefits of solid wood flooring, I think it is the ultimate goal but it does have its drawbacks. As solid wood is a living thing it expands and shrinks due to heat and moisture. Engineered wood is much lower maintenance and has a higher durability.

How is engineered wood flooring made?

Engineered wood flooring is made from layers of different wood with the top layer being the highest quality and most durable. The different layers of timber are compressed and fused together under pressure giving a final product that is more stable than solid wood. 

Because of the nature of engineered wood flooring is is a great product to use in high footfall areas. It won’t warp like solid wood can, it doesn’t shrink or expand which means it wont move underfoot. It can also be sanded and refinished but not as many times as solid wood.

How to install engineered wood flooring

Engineered wood flooring comes in a variety of easy to install options such as click system boards meaning it is easy for you to do it yourself. 

Where can you use engineered wood flooring?

Engineered wood flooring is suitable for all sorts of living and commercial spaces. Due to its durability it is highly suitable for commercial as well as residential properties. As it is more heat resilient than solid wood flooring it can also be used with underfloor heating, where solid wood wouldn’t be appropriate.

Is wood engineered flooring good value for money?

Engineered wood flooring is great value for money. It is cheaper than solid wood, can withstand different temperatures and is long lasting. It is also available in different thicknesses, the thinner is cheaper but the thicker will obviously last longer and be able to be sanded more times.

What different finishes of engineered wood flooring are there?

Two favourite finishes are:

Walnut – if you are after a rich, deep flooring then you can’t go wrong with walnut. The dark wood gives a cosy feel.

Oak – a lighter option and available in different shades oak is ideal for all spaces giving a more airy appearance.

Which wood would you go for?

 

 

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