Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wooden flooring offers a guaranteed stability not available from a lot of other floor coverings. The key difference to solid wooden flooring is that engineered is designed to work effectively with underfloor heating. The multi-layer base mean the floors are stronger and more stable ensuring greatly reduced movement.
Engineered Wood Oak Natural Flooring affords stunning looks with the benefit of being able to sand and refinish your floor a number of times should damage occur. The Oak range features 10 mm Oak boards(in Brushed Rustic, Rustic Smoked and Brushed Pacific), 14mm Oak boards (in Stockholm, Brushed Helsinki), 18mm Oak boards (in Natural and Brushed, hand scraped, Natural and Brushed Canadian) and 21mm Oak boards (in Pyrenees Smoked, Brushed Alaska, and Wide Alaska Oak). Whether put in a contemporary or traditional setting these boards are designed to fit wherever you want them to. You can be assured they complement every space they are laid.
Engineered Walnut Wood Flooring - Authentic walnut wood is used in the manufacture of all walnut engineered wood flooring: the surface is authentic walnut wood while the bottom layers consist of other woods, plywood or High Density Fibreboard (HDF). The range of engineered wood walnut flooring are Engineered Walnut 15mm is 120 mm wide has a total thickness of 15mm and comes in random lengths of 300-1600mm. Giant Wide USA walnut is in total 18mm thick with 5mm of solid American Walnut and 191mm in width. The nature grade of this hardwood is a colourful floor offering a wide colour scheme, with medium to small knots, minimal sapwood, limited character marks and mineral streaks with no splits, holes or voids.
Engineered Oak Stained - The natural grade of this hardwood is a very vibrant colourful floor full of character and excitement. The oak stained floor can display grain markings, figuring, mineral streaks, colour tone variations, sapwood and frequent knots of varying sizes. Knot holes, checks splits and other imperfections are allowed, filled and finished. We have a selection of engineered oak floors with brushed finishes, lacquered, smoked and stained finishes. The click system fitting of this floor provides great appeal when fitting; the floor simply clicks into place! All our 18mm engineered wood oak stained are Golden light brown looking oak flooring: Denmark Oak, Oslo Oak and Brushed and Lacquered Oak. Our Green Mountain range is engineered boards 20mm-21mm in thickness. We have a vast selection within this wider and thicker range of floors including: Oak with a range of finishes and stains and American Walnut. With over 10 different boards 189mm wide or wider with a huge variance in finish; we challenge you to find a greater choice of such engineered boards elsewhere!
What is engineered wood flooring?
An engineered wood floor is one with a solid wood surface layer on top of a manufactured back section. There are various methods for manufacturing this back section, starting with simple high density fibreboard (HDF) backing up to heavy duty birch/poplar cross layer ply. The board thickness varies from product to product with a thickness of 10mm to 21mm thick. In addition the thickness of solid wood surface layer can also vary starting from 1mm up to 6 or 8mm. These higher end top layers are comparable to those found on traditional solid wood floors allowing engineered boards to be sanded just as many if not more times than solids. We have a wide range of different woods available in engineered with plenty variety of finishes too.
Why choose engineered wood flooring?
The major benefit of an engineered floor is stability. Simply put, an engineered floor is more stable than traditional solid wood floors making it far less prone to movement once down. An appropriate acclimatisation period is still always recommended before fitting, but once acclimatised an engineered floor is perfectly suited to use with underfloor heating.
The direct heat produced by an underfloor heating system creates conditions unsuitable for solid wood flooring, there is greater potential for undesirable movement, you could find gaps between the boards, swelling, cupping or worse even cracking or splitting as a result of excess movement. This is not the case with an engineered floor, being designed not to move. In addition engineered flooring is also preferable for use in areas such as conservatories or sunrooms, and many people believe it is better to go engineered if you have a concrete subfloor or if the room is below ground level.