Engineered Wood Flooring FAQ's
What Is An Engineered Wood Floor?
Engineered wood flooring is a fantastic alternative to Solid Wood Flooring or Herringbone Flooring. It has the same high-quality finish and beautiful look as solid wood and solid wood parquet flooring but is lower maintenance and more durable in the face of moisture or heat.
Engineered wood is created from real wood, giving it the same look, but rather than being one plank of pure wood, it is constructed from multiple layers of different timber. The top layer is the highest quality and most beautiful, giving the floor its final appearance. All the layers are fused and compressed together under intense pressure, creating an extremely stable floorboard.
What Is The Best Thickness For Engineered Wood Flooring?
This is a subjective question which will depend on your individual requirements. Some might say that 20mm Engineered Wood Flooring is best because it usually comes with a 6mm wear layer of real oak, therefore having the greatest value and potential longevity, however if you were to be fitting your floor over a water based underfloor heating system then a maximum thickness 15mm Engineered Wood Flooring would be required to allow a more effective heat transfer. If you have a height or budget restriction with your floor then a thinner 10mm Engineered Wood Flooring would be best as these are usually a cheaper way to get a real wood floor at the lowest possible price. If popular products thicknesses are best then our 18mm Engineered Oak Flooring range would be a contender as they sell very quicky. We would recommend using these points for determining which thickness of floor would be best for you.
How Stable is Engineered Wood Flooring?
Engineered wood floors offer greater stability than solid wood. Due to the way they’re made, the layers of compressed timber create a real wood floor that’s extremely strong. It means that engineered wood flooring can withstand changes in heat -- whether hot or cold. Solid wood shrinks and expands according to temperature, which can ultimately lead to permanent damage and warping. Engineered wood, on the other hand, doesn’t change when faced with altering temperatures, leading to a more stable flooring.
Engineered wood floors are perfect for houses with underfloor heating, which would damage solid wood alternatives.
How Durable is Engineered Wood Flooring?
The layers of timber that create engineered wood give it an extremely strong and durable finish. Each floorboard can withstand high levels of footfall. Whether you’re looking for durable flooring for your home or commercial space, engineered wood is a fantastic choice.
Do Engineered Wood Floors Last?
Engineered Wood can be sanded and refinished several times although It depends on the thickness of the final wood layer (the veneer) as to how many times and to what extent this can be done, but it means that it’s possible to bring your Engineered Wood Flooring a new lease of life decades after you’ve had it fitted!
Even without sanding, engineered wood is a long-lasting flooring option.
How Do You Install Engineered Wood Flooring?
Engineered Wood Flooring comes with easy installation options such as Click Engineered Wood Flooring boards. These quick-installation options make fitting your flooring simple and low fuss. Engineered Wood Flooring also comes in traditional Tongue And Groove (T&G Flooring) boards.
Are Engineered Hardwood Floors worth it?
We certainly think so. Engineered wood floors can be found in a range of prices to cater for every budget and at Flooring365 we have the best deals you’ll be able to find online or off! You will also be able to find Engineered Wood Flooring at cheaper prices that some branded Laminate or LVT Flooring which is a no-brainer if you are after a great Real Wood floor. Explore our range of Sale Engineered Wood Flooring in our clearance sale.
Engineered wood flooring is also great as there are various options for wood species, colours and designs.
Walnut Engineered Wood Flooring
Walnut Engineered Wood is rich in colour, providing deep, dark and stunning wood floors. If you want deep colours for your space, Walnut Engineered Wood Flooring is the perfect choice for you. Our walnut floors come in a huge range to cater for everyone. If you’re looking for a budget floor, a luxury option, or a specific thickness, then we’ll be able to provide the best floor for you.
Oak Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered Oak Flooring is often much lighter in colour than Walnut floors but has the same beautiful and high-quality appearance. Oak Engineered Wood Flooring comes in a collection of different shades, including Grey Engineered Wood Flooring, Natural Engineered Wood Flooring or if you fancy something different then choose Dark Wood Flooring. We offer engineered hardwood floors in a full range of thicknesses and floorboard widths. No matter what look you want, find it with Flooring365.
Engineered Wood Flooring Samples
Flooring365 are unique from other flooring suppliers because we offer samples of every Engineered Wood Floor we stock. Whichever one of our engineered wood floors you’re considering, you can get a free sample with just a few clicks.
Choose ‘order free sample’ on your selected product (or products) and the sample will be added to your basket. Once you have finished browsing our wonderful floors, make your way to the checkout and complete your order. Don’t worry; you won’t be charged a penny!
Your <strong>engineered wood flooring samples will be posted through your letterbox, so you can view your choice in your own home and in the space in which it’ll be used.