As we have discussed in previous articles, Engineered Wooden Flooring is an all round solution to a solid wood floor look and feel at a fraction of the cost.
The planks are constructed of several layers of various woods and glued together in different directions to make a board that is resistant
to expanding and contracting like its solid wood floor counterpart.
There are many environments where solid wood floor is simply not suitable i.e. in Bathrooms and kitchens. The benefits of engineered flooring is that it can be installed in most environments without expansion and contracting problems. Not only that, engineered wood flooring includes a solid wood top layer so it appears like solid wood too.
Various Qualities of Engineered Wooden Flooring
Engineered wood flooring, like any other product, is available in several different qualities depending on price. The qualities are graded using a number of factors, i.e. the amount of knots in the wood, the size of the knots, the colour of the wood. When purchasing engineered flooring it should be clearly marked at what grade you are buying and the grading is divided into 4 main types including Prime, Select, Natural and Rustic.
Prime engineered flooring should be the highest grade and the colour should be consistent with very few knots.. When choosing a value, budget option of this type of flooring then you can expect the colour of the planks to fluctuate, whilst showing several knots. The lower option can also contain a large amount of sap too