Expert Wood Floor Guide
Solid Wood Flooring
Solid hardwood floors are made of planks which have been milled from a single piece of timber. Solid hardwood floors were originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building known as joists or bearers. With the increased use of concrete as a subfloor in some parts of the world, engineered wood flooring has gained some popularity. However, solid wood floors are still common and popular.
Solid wood floors have a thicker wear surface and can be sanded and finished more times than an engineered wood floor.
Authentic, natural and durable, solid wood will add a touch elegance and style that will last a lifetime. Available in a wide range of wood types, colours, thicknesses and finishes, solid wood will create a style statement in any room and will compliment any decor style whether contemporary or traditional.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank. The top layer is the wood that is visible when the flooring is installed and is adhered to the core. The increased stability of engineered wood is achieved by running each layer at a 90° angle to the layer above. This stability makes it a universal product that can be installed over all types of subfloors.
Versatile, highly stable & made with natural wood, engineered wood flooring is perfect for areas with a little moisture in the air, plus, it can be used with underfloor heating & laid as a floating floor!
Durable, scratch resistant & easy to clean, laminate flooring offers the authentic look of wood at a fraction of the price. As it doesn’t absorb dirt, it is very hygienic and an excellent choice for anyone who suffers with dust allergies.