What is engineered timber flooring?
If you’re considering installing new hardwood flooring in your home engineered timber floors may be worth considering. Unlike traditional solid timber floors this type of flooring offers several advantages such as increased stability moisture resistance temperature changes resistance and easier flooring installation. The construction process involves gluing together two or more layers of wood in a cross grain pattern with high quality hardwood veneer on top layer instead than throughout all planks like traditional hardwoods do.
These bottom layers are typically inferior woods like plywood which make this option more cost effective than traditional solid timber.
Engineered timber floors also possess strength and stability qualities that reduce expansion caused by environmental factors such as humidity levels and temperature fluctuations which can be disastrous for solid wooden floorings leading them to buckle or cup over time.
Whats more? The flooring installation process for engineered floors is less complex than solid timber floor as well as being able to be installed over concrete or other surfaces without the need for additional underlayment.
Overall engineered timber floors offer a great alternative to traditional solid timber flooring. When installing our product, we offer two options: floating or glue-down. Depending on factors such as pine floorboards subfloor material and manufacturer guidelines determines which option you choose. To install using the floating option requires laying an underlayment first before fitting in place. As for a glue-down method, adhering each plank straight onto the subfloor is required.
Definition and Composition
Providing all the beauty of traditional solid timber flooring with added stability and ease of installation engineered timber flooring is an innovative type of flooring that has gained significant traction recently. With its multiple layers comprising a real hardwood veneer on top for an authentic appearance, plywood or high density fiberboard core layers for strength and stability plus a softwood or melamine resin backing layer for protection against moisture damage; its no wonder why this type of flooring has become so popular.
Engineered timber flooring facilitates convenient installation while offering incredible versatility thanks to its robust composition. Its perfect for use in residential homes as well as commercial buildings and outdoor spaces.
Real Wood Appearance and Variety
Bring the timeless appeal of natural wood flooring into your home with engineered timber flooring! This type of flooring boasts a solid wood top layer along with backing materials and manufactured core components leading to maximum durability and wear resistant characteristics.
Unlike traditional hardwood engineered timber floorings design allows for installation on all levels in any home. Customers can enjoy the same stunning look as genuine wooden floors but also obtain additional stability and strength with this option.
Different species like oak or hickory to maple or cherry hardwood floor come with various aesthetically pleasing finishes ranging from textures, colors, grains – offering endless possibilities that fit whatever interior design style you prefer. Plus – engineered timber floors take less time when it comes to installation compared to solid hardwoods which can save plenty of time especially for busy households!
Stability and Durability
If you’re looking for a floor option that balances both beauty and durability look no further than engineered timber flooring. This type of flooring uses a unique construction method that makes it highly stable and resistant to various environmental factors.
The cross layered structure of engineered timber features multiple layers of wood bonded together with adhesive to create a sturdy base for the top layer of hardwood veneer. The result? A highly resilient floor option that minimizes natural movement caused by changes in temperature or humidity – this makes it more resistant than traditional solid hardwood planks when it comes to issues like warping or buckling.
Engineered timber flooring is also an effective defense against excess moisture, which makes it perfect for spaces prone to high levels of humidity like bathrooms or basements. Its layered construction allows it to absorb excess moisture before reaching the top layer – giving you peace of mind knowing your floors are protected against damage from prolonged exposure.
Installation Options and Flexibility
Versatile and flexible – these are just two adjectives that describe engineered timber flooring’s appeal among homeowners seeking an alternative to traditional hardwood options. It allows you to upgrade your space with minimal concern for limitations caused by specific types of subfloors or locations within your home. Engineered timber has several methods of installations -glue down which provides a secure and long-lasting bond between the floor and subfloor, nail-down which creates an even stronger bond between surfaces, and floating, the easiest option.
The perfect option for those who desire maximum adaptability in their wooden floor is a floating installation. To achieve this start by laying down a foam underlayment before placing the planks on top and securing them with tongue and groove joints. The result?
A floor that can be effortlessly removed or replaced whenever required.