Engineered Hardwood Flooring
We know how fantastic engineered wood flooring can be, which is why we pride ourselves on offering the best hardwood flooring around. Quality comes first but we don't expect you to pay a fortune for it, and with plenty of different engineered hardwood flooring ranges to choose from you're bound to find something that suits your tastes and budget perfectly.
What is engineered wood flooring?
Engineered wood flooring is manufactured using a top layer of real hardwood with either a three ply or multi-ply base. This can comprise of plywood, softwood, or even an HDF board, and the top veneer of hardwood typically ranging from between 3-4mm in thickness.
Engineered wood floors provide all the beauty and charm of a solid wood floor with excellent dimensional stability and versatility. Because the top layer of hardwood is attached to a layered ply base, this reduces the expansion and contraction that a solid wood floor is prone to. There is no visual difference between a single plank engineered board and a solid wood floor once installed.
Can Engineered Wood Flooring Be Used With Underlay?
Many consumers choose engineered wood flooring over solid wood floors because it is very versatile when it comes to installation. Not only is it suitable to stick down using an elastic adhesive such as Sikabond, you can also float the floor down onto a wooden flooring underlay, and engineered wood floors are ideal to use in conjunction with under floor heating systems.
Engineered wood panels are also wider and longer than solid planks. For example, plank width is not limited as it can be with solid hardwood. They can also be nailed over joists without any plywood sub-flooring. These types of panel are ideal for areas where solid wood flooring is not suitable, such as over concrete or in basements.