Engineered Wood

"1st Choice Floors" Beautiful Engineered Wood Flooring

With the presence of solid wood however simpler to introduce, engineered wood has turned into a well-known decision for home owners. Engineered wood flooring is made up by bonding multiple layers of wood together and completed with a strong wood top layer, or wear layer. Giving the equivalent compelling feel and an obvious common look, engineered wood is an extraordinary decision all through most zones of the home. It is one of the most widely recognized flooring types utilized today and is prominent on account of its capacity to withstand changes in temperature and humidity, implying that it tends to be introduced with under floor warming, and in territories, for example, kitchens and conservatories. Engineered wood flooring is additionally being utilized all the more habitually on the grounds that it needn’t bother with fixing down like solid-wood flooring; it very well may be coasted (free laid) over an underlay.

What are the advantages of engineered wood flooring?

  • More budget friendly than solid wood flooring.
  • Quick and simple to install.
  • Does not need fixing in position – can be drifted/free laid.
  • Can be utilized with underlay (with soundproofing underlay and warm obstructions).
  • Can be utilized with under floor warming.
  • Can be installed in regions where temperature and dampness changes.
  • Available in an assortment of types of wood and completions.
  • Available in an assortment of thicknesses.

Where can engineered wood flooring be utilized?
Engineered wood flooring is comprised of various layers, so the boards won’t grow and contract as much as solid wood flooring boards. This implies they can withstand critical temperature and moistness changes and can be utilized:

  • with under floor warming
  • in kitchens
  • in centers
  • in rooms with a large amounts of glazing

[Note: It isn’t suggested that any wood flooring is installed in regions with overabundance dampness, for instance, bathrooms.]

How can engineered wood flooring be installed?
Engineered wood flooring planks are dimensionally stable (because they are made up of multiple layers) so do not need fixing in place.  This means that they can be loose laid over an underlay, a technique also known as a ‘floating floor’. To do this, the planks would be clicked or glued together.

If necessary, engineered wood flooring planks can also be glued down, and secret nailed or secret screwed if the plank is at least 18mm thick and the sub-floor is suitable.