20mm Engineered Wood Flooring

20mm engineered hardwood is available in different species of hardwood, a variety of board widths and lengths and a range of different surface textures and finishes.  All of this choice makes it a very popular type of flooring.

It is made from a solid hardwood top layer (sometimes known as a wear layer) in your choice of wood species, followed by multiple core and base layers made from other types of wood.  The core layers and base layers have been bonded together with adhesive under high pressure, and each layer is in a different direction from the next, which helps to give the planks of flooring dimensional stability and greater strength.

The only part of the 20mm engineered wood flooring that you will see once it has been fitted into your property is the top layer of hardwood.  This wear layer is usually between 4mm and 6mm in thickness.  For example, if the wear layer was 5mm thick, the remaining 15mm would be made up of the core and base layers.


Why should I choose 20mm thick engineered flooring?   

20mm engineered hardwood flooring is a fantastic option for almost any room or open space.  It has the luxury of a real, natural hardwood on the surface, but then the amazing benefits of strength, stability and versatility from being an engineered floor.

With this particular type of flooring you still have the ability to sand it down and refinish it in years to come if it becomes looking tired and worn.  Generally with a wear layer of 5mm you will be able to sand it a couple of times.  If it is looked after properly, this type of flooring can last a lifetime.

20mm engineered hardwood flooring is perfect if you are installing your floor over joists.  In order to do this you must have a hardwood floor that is at least 18mm thick to ensure it can take the weight and pressure that comes with being fitted over joists.

This specific thickness of engineered wood flooring is only available with the more traditional tongue and groove fitting system.  It can still be loose laid over an underlay by applying WPVA glue to the tongue and groove joints to provide a snug and secure fit.  Otherwise, it can be fixed directly to your subfloor with either flexible flooring adhesive or secret nails.  Have a look at our Installation and Fitting Guide to find out more about the best way to fit your floor.


How do I maintain 20mm engineered hardwood flooring?

20mm engineered hardwood floors can last a lifetime if they are looked after and cared for correctly.  By adopting a simple and regular cleaning routine you will keep your floor looking shiny and new.  You should also take a few steps to prevent any unwanted scratches and dents.  To find out more about looking after your floor once it has been installed, take a look at our Wood Floor Care and Maintenance Guide.


Are there any alternatives available?

We have a huge variety of engineered wooden floors in a number of different thicknesses.

Here are some links to other thicknesses of engineered wood flooring:

14mm Engineered Wood Flooring | 15mm Engineered Wood Flooring | 18mm Engineered Wood Flooring | 21mm Engineered Wood Flooring 


Further help and advice

For further help and advice please don’t hesitate to contact us or come along to our showroom where our technically trained staff will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.  Alternatively, you can order free samples of our flooring if you want to look at the products in more detail in the comfort of your own home.


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