Engineered Wood Flooring
If you don't have the budget for hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring is a great option. Engineered wood flooring has a similar appearance and texture to hardwood flooring so you are not completely missing out. It also has more benefits compared to laminate or vinyl flooring.
Engineered wood flooring is durable and scratch-resistant as the surface is the same as hardwood flooring. You get all the benefits of hardwood flooring minus the cost.
If you have a flooring project under consideration, then getting advice and guidance from our floor laying experts will help you get the right outcomes. We have installed engineered wood flooring for many homeowners and the work has been delivered to a satisfactory level. Our team will guide you on getting the rights colours, patterns and design for your engineered wood flooring project.
Benefits of engineered wood flooring
As engineered wood flooring is similar to hardwood flooring, there are a wide range of benefits that come with using this material for your flooring.
Firstly, It will not dent or buckle when it is subjected to moisture and humidity. It doesn't warp, shrink, expand or contract in extreme temperatures. Unlike hardwood that expands and contracts based on the temperature, you have no such issues with engineered wood flooring.
Many people often favour engineered wood flooring because it is easier to maintain than hardwood flooring. You don't need to wax the surface with conventional cleaners so you can avoid chemical exposure which means no harsh smells. In addition, it does not need regular polishing to maintain the gloss feature.
When comparing the price of hardwood flooring to engineered wood flooring, the latter comes out as cheaper. It is always great to get an excellent product that offers similar features but at a cheaper price. It is an excellent investment.
With engineered wood flooring, you also benefit from a wide choice of options to choose from. From contemporary styles to modern properties to dark and traditional looks for older properties, you will definitely find something that meets your specification.
Finally, your flooring is less susceptible to scuff marks due to its durability. And even if there are some scuff marks, it can be sanded easily back to its original appearance.
The most common way to install engineered wood floors is through the glue-down method. This can be done with a construction adhesive that's included in your package. This takes away the need to use nails or any form of drilling that may be required using other options. There are new products that provide stability once installed by ensuring they are fixed securely at points throughout their entire length – even across joints where two panels meet so there’s less chance for warping during extreme weather conditions.
Engineered wood flooring styles
Engineered wood flooring comprises multiple layers of timber stuck together with a solid wood veneer. It is a type of hardwood flooring that doesn't react to changes in temperature. It is also great for underfloor heating.
There are a range of popular engineered wood flooring styles including a variety of oak options, herringbone, maple, ash, beech and birch amongst others. They come in a variety of colours, designs and patterns that will meet your specifications.
Engineered wood flooring is available in a variety of different grades. It is worth looking out for the highest quality options to ensure your investment lasts longer. The thicker the floor, the higher the price will be.
It will typically have an average thickness of 3 centimetres when installed. If you are looking for something that’s extra strong, thicker options are generally available including 15mm and 20mm. These will cost more than the average wood flooring product.
The best way to ensure that you are getting a quality engineered wood product is to buy from a reputable supplier or company. Cheaper products are available through discount stores, but these tend to be less durable.
An engineered wood floor that is of high quality should also come with a manufacturer’s warranty for at least 10 years. Cheaper options will likely have very generous warranties too - sometimes.
There are a lot of benefits to choosing engineered wood flooring for your home or property. Why not speak to one of our floor fitting experts in Bedford for advice and guidance on how to get the best out of your flooring project.