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Bois De Vie – Helsinki Oak – 14/3mm x 122mm x RL – Brushed & Lacquered Oak

Bois De Vie – Helsinki Oak – 14/3mm x 122mm x RL – Brushed & Lacquered Oak

Hard-wearing 14mm thick golden oak floor with bevelled edge. Multi layered and with 3mm veneer ensures under floor heating compatibility and super stability. The rich textured brushed finish (as well as being beautiful to touch) gives the floor a more matt look similar to that of an oiled latte coloured floor but because of the heavy matt lacquered finish it comes without the maintenance...
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Bois De Vie – Stockholm Oak – 14/3mm x 122mm x RL – Smooth Lacquered Oak

Bois De Vie – Stockholm Oak – 14/3mm x 122mm x RL – Smooth Lacquered Oak

Hard-wearing 14mm thick golden oak floor with bevelled edge. Multi layered and with 3mm veneer ensures under floor heating compatibility and super stability. The rich smooth finish gives the floor a slight sheen although has a matt lacquered finish. For the money we believe this to be one of the best value floors in store. All our Engineered Oak are easy to keep matt lacquered finish. These...
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Bois De Vie – Smooth Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Smooth & Lacquered Oak

Bois De Vie – Smooth Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Smooth & Lacquered Oak

5mm solid top, engineered structure, beautiful neutral tones Probably our most popular finish, a beautiful golden oak with a simple natural lacquer complete with 8 coats. Underfloor heating compatible this prefinished multi-layered plank wood flooring can be floated or direct fixed dependent upon what it is being fitted over. The 5mm wear layer ensures a long life span, gives a stunning...
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Bois De Vie – Brushed Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Brushed & Lacquered Oak

Bois De Vie – Brushed Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Brushed & Lacquered Oak

5mm Solid top layer.. Best value engineered oak flooring!! A Natural Brushed oak plank which has a 5mm real oak top layer and an overall thickness of 18mm.  A truly beautiful looking floor with all the warmth and character you would expect from a real wood top. With 8 coats of lacquer on the surface this is a hardwearing floor that is perfect for the modern domestic household. An...
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Bois De Vie – Oslo Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Dark Stained, Brushed & Lacquered Oak

Bois De Vie – Oslo Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Dark Stained, Brushed & Lacquered Oak

Amazing stains, same hard wearing oaks! The top layer is 5mm thick & coupled with the fact this board has 8 coats of lacquer on the surface is hardwearing to tackle the modern domestic household. Dark oak engineered has a dark grain running through the top layer that has a selection of knots giving the floor a natural look. You will find Oslo Oak has a micro bevelled v- groove round...
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Bois De Vie – American Walnut – 14/3mm x 125mm x RL – Smooth Lacquer Finish

Bois De Vie – American Walnut – 14/3mm x 125mm x RL – Smooth Lacquer Finish

Rich & Truly Stunning Walnut Engineered Flooring This American walnut floor is bursting with all the charm and character you would expect from this stylish species. However it's not only the characteristically rich warm brown tones, with knots and colour variation naturally woven throughout, that you can rely on but also the tough 3mm wear layer and eight coasts of UV floor lacquer. ...
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Bois De Vie – Lucerne Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Brushed & White Oiled Oak

Bois De Vie – Lucerne Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Brushed & White Oiled Oak

Unique, White washed floors in a vintage style engineered oak This ultra-stylish board is purposely distressed to epitomise the sleek cool shabby chic design that is right at home in any house. The white washed effect gives the board a clean fresh look and the natural tone and is symbolic of the snow-capped mountains of Lake Lucerne. This board is particularly popular as it is light and...
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Bois De Vie – Brienz Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Smoked, Brushed & White Oiled Oak

Bois De Vie – Brienz Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Smoked, Brushed & White Oiled Oak

Unique, Whitewashed vintage style engineered Oak This ultra-stylish board is purposely distressed to epitomise the sleek cool shabby chic design that is right at home in any house. The white washed effect gives the board a clean fresh look and the natural tone. This board is particularly popular as it is light and neutral, order your free sample today.  This product comes with a...
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Bois De Vie – Lugano Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Smoked, Blackened, Brushed & Lacquered Oak

Bois De Vie – Lugano Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Smoked, Blackened, Brushed & Lacquered Oak

Unique, vintage style engineered Oak   Another truly vintage floor that will add so much character to any property. This board is brushed and lacquered so maintenance is really low. The board's grain provides a timeless quality that gives the floor an appearance of an original floorboard and because it’s an Oak engineered it will last for ever too. The washed tones in this board...
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Bois De Vie – Constance Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Brushed & White Stained Oak

Bois De Vie – Constance Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Brushed & White Stained Oak

Unique, Whitewashed vintage style engineered Oak This ultra-stylish board is purposely distressed to epitomise the sleek cool shabby chic design that is right at home in any house. The white washed effect gives the board a clean fresh look and the natural tone. This board is particularly popular as it is light and neutral, order your free sample today.  This product comes with a...
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Bois De Vie – Zurich Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Whitewashed, Brushed & Oiled Oak

Bois De Vie – Zurich Oak – 18/5mm x 125mm x RL – Whitewashed, Brushed & Oiled Oak

Unique, Whitewashed vintage style engineered Oak This ultra-stylish board is purposely distressed to epitomise the sleek cool shabby chic design that is right at home in any house. The white washed effect gives the board a clean fresh look and the natural tone. This board is particularly popular as it is light and neutral, order your free sample today.  This product comes with a...
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Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring offers a guaranteed stability not available from a lot of other floor coverings. Engineered wood is a multi-layer wood ply base with a hard wearing real wood veneer on top; often the same thickness as a solid wood wear layer. The key difference to solid wooden flooring is that engineered is designed to work effectively with underfloor heating and because of this it adapts to humidity and climate change really well, resulting in a more durable, longer lasting floor.

“If you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” Frank Lloyd Wright

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 14mm to 21mm thick. In addition the thickness of solid wood surface layer can also vary starting from 3mm up to 6mm. 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 sun-rooms, and many people believe it is better to go engineered if you have a concrete sub-floor or if the room is below ground level.