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Easy And Stylish Living With Engineered Wood Flooring

Easy And Stylish Living With Engineered Wood Flooring


Posted in Engineered Wood Flooring by Source on March 4th 2014
If you are planning to install wooden flooring in your home, you will have to choose between solid wood flooring, laminate flooring, and engineered wood flooring. These all offer their various advantages and disadvantages. Solid wood flooring is highly durable, but can be tricky to install without help from professional installers. Laminate flooring is a more affordable option, but it lacks the authenticity of real wood. An excellent third option comes in the form of engineered wood flooring, which is made from real wood and offers flexibility when it comes to installation.

The Advantages Of Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is a sandwich of 1/16” to 1/8” of finished wood on top of a layer of plywood. Having plywood underneath offers the advantage of added durability, as it is laid cross-ways to the finished layer on top. The range of species available for engineered wood flooring is as extensive as the selection available for solid wood flooring. These include oak, hickory, bamboo, and more. One of the greatest advantages of engineered wood flooring is the fact that it comes pre-sealed. While unfinished solid hardwood will need to be sealed and can’t be walked on until it is, engineered flooring is already sealed and sanded, and you can walk on it as soon as it is laid. Unlike laminate flooring, engineered wood flooring can be sanded to remove scratches and dents. However, it is worth remembering that engineered wood flooring can only be sanded 1-3 times, depending on how thick the finish layer is. Engineered wood flooring will work well in areas of light moisture, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Like with other types of wood flooring, it is not advisable to install engineered wood flooring in areas that flood frequently, such as children’s bathrooms. For very wet areas, tile, concrete, or vinyl flooring is a more advisable choice. Still, engineered wood flooring is better than most types of wood flooring when it comes to resisting moisture. While solid wood flooring has to be nailed down to a wood sub-floor, engineered wood flooring offers the opportunity for a flexible range of installation options. These include nail-down floors for thinner varieties of engineered wood flooring, glue-down floors for thicker varieties, and floating floors for even thicker varieties.

Find Stylish Engineered Wood Flooring For Your Home At Source Wood Floors

An excellent range of engineered wood flooring is available at Source Wood Floors. Browse our site to find the perfect wooden flooring for your home today. For more information about our range of wooden flooring, please email: enquiries@sourcewoodfloors.co.uk or call: 01379 652613

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