Engineered oak flooring could well be the answer to your flooring worries. If you are looking for that extra bit of authenticity and real feel that laminate flooring lacks. Laminate flooring is perfect for busy homes with lots of traffic from kids and pets, it’s slightly more expensive alternative, engineered oak flooring exudes class with its look and feel of real wood.
Real wood flooring however requires more maintenance as it’s natural top layer can scratch and mark over time which would need to be professionally sanded and finished periodically. Real oak flooring is also quite expensive and rightfully so and can’t be used with underfloor heating due to its temperamental nature
Engineered Oak Flooring
After looking at the alternatives, you will see that engineered oak flooring offers you the benefits of all of the flooring types. You get the look and feel of real wood and the durability and comparable price to laminate flooring.
Engineered oak flooring is constructed of several layers of ply wood and sap wood, glued together in varying directions to create an extremely strong and stable board.
The extra stability and strength of the boards make them ideal for busy homes with lots of traffic. Unlike real wood, they are more resistant to expansion and contraction which makes it ideal to lay over underfloor heating.
The real wood top layer of engineered oak flooring gives it the quality look and feel and where oak is the most popular choice, it is available in several different wood finishes including beech, cherry, walnut and maple
Depending on the manufacturer, some engineered floors are supplied with an easy click system, although it is much more challenging to install than laminate flooring so we would always recommend a professional to instal your new flooring.