What is Engineered Wood?
Engineered wood flooring is a fantastic alternative to solid wood. It has the same high-quality finish and beautiful look as solid wood 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.
Engineered wood provides several advantages which include:
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.
Due to their construction, engineered wood floors are also protected against moisture. Solid wood floors warp when they come into contact with any form of moisture, making them not only more vulnerable to damage, but also not appropriate for many spaces in the home, including bathrooms and kitchens.
However, you can still get a beautiful real wood floor in your bathroom or kitchen by choosing engineered wood. Engineered wood is waterproof, making it the perfect way to create a stunning look in areas that are prone to water spills or humid air.
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.
While engineered wood can’t be sanded, resurfaced, oiled and refinished as much as solid wood, it can still be sanded and refinished several times. 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.
Engineered wood flooring comes with easy installation options such as click system boards. These quick-installation options make fitting your flooring simple and low fuss.
Engineered wood floors can also be found in a range of prices to cater for every budget. Flooring365 have some of the best deals you’ll be able to find online or off! Explore our range of cheap 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 is rich in colour, providing deep, dark and stunning wood floors. If you want deep colours for your space, walnut 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 is often much lighter in colour than walnut floors but has the same beautiful and high-quality appearance. Oak comes in a collection of different shades, including white and natural. We offer oak engineered wood flooring 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 floor. 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. Make your way to the checkout and complete your order. Don’t worry; you won’t be charged a penny!
Your 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.