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Why is engineered wood flooring so popular?

Over the last few decades, engineered wood flooring has becoming increasingly popular.  There are many reasons for its growing popularity, including its countless benefits and versatility.

 

What is engineered wood flooring?

Engineered wood is hardwood flooring that has a solid wood top layer and a stable base, usually made from plywood.  This means that you get the advantage of a solid wood floor to look at, and the strength and stability from the base layers.  Engineered wood flooring is much more versatile than solid wood flooring.

For more detailed information, have a read through our blog: What is engineered wood flooring?

planks of oak flooring Engineered Oak Flooring Planks

What makes engineered wood flooring so popular?

People like the idea of a real hardwood floor, but solid wood flooring can be very restrictive and expensive.  Engineered wood flooring is the perfect solution, and here is why:

  • It can be found at a cost-effective price compared to solid wood flooring.
  • You still have the look and feel of a real wooden floor without the drawbacks.
  • Once engineered hardwood flooring is installed it is almost impossible to tell apart from solid wood.
  • You can float engineered wood over an underlay or fix it into position.
  • It is easy to install as it usually has a click fitting system.
  • There are different species of wood, colours and surface finishes for you to choose from. The choice is almost endless.
  • The plank sizes vary, so you will easily find something to meet your specifications.
  • Engineered wood flooring is much more stable so can be produced in wider and longer planks.
  • The flooring is dimensionally stable, meaning it can be used in different ways to solid wood flooring.
  • You can use it with underfloor heating systems.
  • It can be installed in rooms that fluctuate in temperature such as conservatories and rooms with large amounts of glazing.
  • You are able to use engineered wood flooring in almost any room in your home.
  • It is easy to look after and keep clean. Have a look at our wood flooring cleaning guide.
planks of walnut flooring Engineered Walnut Flooring Planks

If you are thinking about having engineered wood flooring in your home, why not order some of our free samples to help you to decide.

 

 

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