Engineered floors have become a popular option in many homes. This flooring type has a deserved reputation for being solid and hard-wearing, and is durable enough to withstand
the demands of modern living.
How is it made?
There is a top level of solid wood called the veneer. It will range from 3mm to 7mm in thickness. Under this veneer are several layers of thin wood glued together to form a plywood sandwich-like base. These layers need to be 90 degrees to each other to enhance the stability and reduce movement.
The quality of an engineered floor can vary depending on the thickness of the upper layer. A high-quality engineered floor will cost as much if not more than a solid wood floor.
Is it suitable for my house?
Flooring such as that from https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/engineered-flooring.html
is suitable for homes. It is extremely versatile and there are various effects available to fit in with your decor. It can be laid on top of an existing floor, including concrete. The floors should last a lifetime of domestic use so you won’t need to change it. Be careful about using in areas of high moisture, such as bathrooms, unless it is designed specifically for this purpose.
Looking after your floor
The floor will arrive pre-treated, saving you the hassle of waxing, polishing or oiling your new floor. All you need to do is keep it clean with a light detergent.