Engineered wood flooring

Engineered Boards versus Solid Boards.


Engineered wooden floor boards have been on the market for a long time. Even so, this type of flooring is often misunderstood when it comes to design and functionality. Most people who choose the engineered type are highly satisfied but if you’re considering the ins and outs, it can be a bit overwhelming. 

Here’s a brief description of an engineered wooden floor:-

Firstly, engineered boards are created in a similar format to traditional solid types. That is, a length of plan, in various widths, as well as a grooved profile and tongue on the ends and sides. A solid board, however, is solid wood from bottom to top; whereas an engineered board is made from a stable backing material, such as spruce or plywood. It also uses an oak layer as a facing material. This is provided in a factory finished form, in matt lacquer or UV wax oil, or unfinished for the installer to seal at the site.

Engineered flooring is often crucial in various contexts for fitting purposes. Professional installation companies never install solid boards on top of an underfloor heating system (UFHS). That was one of the main reasons for the invention of engineered types. Even so, engineered models have evolved with great scope and diversity. In the present day, it can be difficult to distinguish a character engineered product from a solid floor type. Some customers will prefer the solid option, which does retain a unique character. Solid boards, while popular, seem less in demand in the current climate, than engineered types.


RW 04-05-16

Posted 2 years ago

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