Engineered Wood Flooring FAQs

What is engineered wood flooring?

Engineered Wood Flooring is made of a core of hardwood or plywood, with a layer of hardwood veneer on the top of the surface. It’s still made of genuine wood so it gives any space the same contemporary look and feel which solid wood offers.

What are the benefits of engineered wood flooring?

There are many benefits to a engineered floor, but one of the main reasons you would chose a engineered floor rather than a solid floor is that is it more stable due to the product being manufactured with multiple layers, rather than one solid piece of wood. Read more…

What is a floating floor?

A floating floor is a floor that does not need to be nailed or glued to the sub-floor. This fitting system is usually used with floors such as laminate flooring or engineered wood flooring.

What does lacquered mean?

A lacquered floor refers to the finished applied to the wood either in production or once the product is laid. A lacquer is generally one of the harder finishes available and requires less ongoing maintenance than finishes like a natural oil.

How do I care for engineered wood flooring?

Although engineered wood flooring can cope with moisture better than solid wood it is important to keep the flooring dry.

For everyday cleaning we recommend to vacuum cleaner with a soft flooring attachment or a dry microfiber dust mop to pick up the day to day dust and dirt.

What is engineered wood flooring made of?

Engineered Wood Flooring is made of a core of hardwood or plywood, with a layer of hardwood veneer on the top of the surface. It’s still made of genuine wood so it gives any space the same contemporary look and feel which solid wood offers.

What is engineered wood flooring made of?

Engineered Wood Flooring is made of a core of hardwood or plywood, with a layer of hardwood veneer on the top of the surface. It’s still made of genuine wood so it gives any space the same contemporary look and feel which solid wood offers.

Do I need to glue the joints on my engineered wood flooring?

Engineered Wood Flooring generally have two fitting types, a click system and a tongue & groove. The click system doesn’t require glue, however you may require glue floor the tongue and groove system depending on whether you choose to glue to boards or use the secret nail method.

Are engineered wood floors durable?

Engineered wood flooring is durable but different factors can effect the durability of the board for example the species of the surface veneer, the surface treatment and the room environment. We would always recommend speaking to our experts to see which floors best for your requirements.

Are engineered floors suitable for underfloor heating?

Whether a engineered wood flooring is suitable for underfloor heating depends on multiple factors, however the more dense and the thinner the floor boards are the better they conduct heat. The underlay used along with the floor can also effect how the heat transfers through the board.

Are engineered floors scratch resistant?

Engineered wood flooring is not all scratch resistant, factors such as the surface finish and wood species can affect the wear resistance of the floor massively. Wood floors with a multilayered polyurethane finish tend to be harder wearing but always speak to our experts first to see what suites your requirements.

Can engineered flooring reduce allergens?

Engineered wood flooring is seen to be good for allergies because this floor holds a lower amount of dust, mites, and pollen which are know to cause allergic and respiratory symptoms. Wood Flooring is simply easy to clean & doesn’t harbour dust and other allergy causing material.