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What Is Engineered Flooring Made Up Of?

It's amazing how often we install things without actually knowing their origins. This is particularly the case with engineered flooring. Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about engineered wood floors and their features.

Engineered flooring is a popular flooring option, particularly in comparison to laminate which is synthetic and can look a bit cheap. Engineered wooden floors are the perfect compromise between a luxurious wood feel and durability, delivering both the charm and stability of solid wood floors.

Engineered floors are often chosen over solid wood flooring because of their lower cost. However, engineered' does not mean that those floors don't contain wood at all. In fact, they include several layers of it. The only difference is the amount of the wood on the top layer.

Many Layers To Engineered Flooring Planks

Engineered kinds of floors have proven popular because they offer the same charm of wood at a lower price. With quality brands, engineered types can rarely be told apart from the solid wood variety.

Technically speaking, an engineered wood plank is composed of two or more layers of wood. The very top layer is the wood that will be on display once your flooring is installed. This top layer has a real wood veneer that can be sanded down just like regular solid wood floors. Therefore, engineered oak floors will have an actual oak surface.

The rest of the layers are made from plywood or softwood. There can be as many as 12 layers of wood in an engineered wood plank. When you're shopping for this type of flooring, you should not only focus on the upper layer, but also on the inside of the plank as well.

There are many other advantages to engineered types of flooring. The construction of this type of plank means it is more stable than a solid wood plank and it is less susceptible to fluctuations in room temperature or humidity. Depending on the thickness of the top veneer, the floor can last a good 20 to 100 years. For this reason, it is a good idea that you pick the thickness of the planks in accordance with the period of time you want the floors to last.

Easy Engineered Wood Floor Installation And Variety Of Styles

One of the best features of Engineered flooring is that it is easy to install. The Click-fit flooring is easy to install yourself and will appeal to those on a budget. Due to the special tongue and grove technology of the Click-fit, once installed the floors will have a very close fit. This makes these floors very hygienic, as dirt and bacteria do not accumulate in the gaps. You also have the option to glue the planks down.

Choosing engineered flooring is fun and easy. With so many samples available, you are sure to find the best colour and finish to suit your interior. Follow the general interior rules if you need help determining which colours are most suitable for your home. For example, using light shades of colours can help to visually enlarge a room, whereas darker and deeper colours are great for bigger spaces.

Order your samples today and find the best engineered wooden floor solutions for your home. You too can enjoy the luxury of wood floors at affordable prices!

For more information email enquiries@sourcewoodfloors.co.uk or call 008456 021781

Original article published on amazines.com

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