Engineered wood flooring is a type of hardwood flooring made from a three-layer core of wood together with plywood and a top layer of hardwood veneer. The core of the floor comes from Oak and Walnut, which are considered the most durable and strong wood species.
In total three layers of sturdy genuine timber, either Oak or Walnut (layer 1) are glued together with Plywood (layer 2) and hardwood veneer (layer 3). The resulting floor is called engineered wood flooring. The very top layer of real timber gives the floor that distinct wooden appearance, which is then finished in a wide variety of coating, from oiled to smoked. Oak and Walnut are extremely sturdy and their use in wood flooring helps guarantee long service life. These timbers are also sourced from sustainable forests where trees are restored rather than exotic woods.
Engineered wood flooring has been designed to offer better stability and especially where moisture or heat present problems for solid flooring. All woods have a natural property to respond to temperature changes under some degree of hot, cold, or humid environments, making the timber expand or shrink. This kind of floor will not react in such away.
Easy to install using a floating technique that makes fitting fast and cost-effective. The floor can be fitted in minutes on any variety of sub-floors, including underfloor heating. Standard fitting techniques could also be used. There will be no noticeable gaps once the floor is fitted due to the use of tongue and grooves profile with micro bevel finish.
Depending on the thickness of the top layer, the floor can be sanded and re-sanded generally between three to six applications. The process of sanding will considerably prolong the usable life span of the floor.
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