Our most popular flooring and the closest alternative to real wood flooring is engineered wooden floors. Each board is bonded together in various directions using real wood, to form a super strong plank that can withstand much more than solid wood flooring.
Each board consists of around 3 or 4 layers of wood bringing the thickness up to around 14mm. As the flooring is made up of real wood, this enables you to sand the floor to bring it back to its original look, unlike laminate flooring which is just a photographic top layer giving the appearance of real wood.
Engineered wooden floors can vary in price depending on brand and quality with higher prices from premium materials like maple and teak
Where can you install Engineered Wooden Flooring?
Like laminate flooring, engineered flooring can be laid in most areas in the home but must not be exposed to water or humid conditions. It is more difficult to install than laminate and is best laid by a professional installer.
- It is far more durable than real wood due to its construction
- Less chance of change to due varying room temperature
- It has a more attractive look and feel than laminate but cheaper than real wood
- Hard to install and is recommended to be installed by a professional floor fitter
- More expensive than laminate flooring