The Secrets of Engineered Hardwood Flooring Revealed
Engineered timber boards use advance technology to normal timber floors.
The top layer of an engineered board called the Lamella, is usually solid hardwood and may be anything from 2 to 6mm thick.
It is made up of multiple layers of timber bonded together in the form of a plank. Each layer is run at a 90-degree angle to the layer above and the grain runs perpendicularly, which increases the stability of each plank.
Laminates uses an image of wood on its surface, over a core of some type of composite wood product, usually fibre-board.
There is no swelling or shrinking of the timber with engineered timbers and the thick surface layers can be sanded and finished multiple times to keep it looking fresh and new.
The boards are much wider and there will never be any compromise on the diversity and interesting finishes that is possible.
In addition if you are looking for a floor that has room for movement and that can be removed easily then engineered timbers can be installed as a floating floor as well.
In this scenario the planks are attached to each other and not the sub-floor. This will suit commercial installations where the décor is often changed more frequently.
At Style Plantation we have the expertise both in terms of the latest technology, aesthetics and product ranges to suit all budgets and styles of decorating.
Additional benefits include:
- Boards being available pre-finished
- Reduction in installation time
- Highly scratch- and stain-resistant
- Oiled finishes resist staining when wine, beer, coffee and or other liquids get spilled accidentally
- Engineered timbers can be installed as a floating floor as well. In this scenario the planks are attached to each other and not the sub-floor. This will suit commercial installations where the décor is often changed more frequently.
- Each floor will have its own unique feel and look, as all the grains in the planks will be different from plank to plank.