Engineered wood floors are made using two different constructions
1. Three way cross ply construction – The base section has a piece of plywood running the length of the board, the centre core is made from soft wood and finally a piece of veneered hardwood is glued on top to form a ridged, stable floor.
2. Veneered – A plywood backed piece of veneered hardwood is glued on top to form a ridged, stable floor. This type of construction, engineered floors are far less susceptible to seasonal changes of moisture and do not expand or contract as much as solid wood floors.
Engineered floors are commonly between 14mm to 22mm in total thickness with the veneered hardwood top layer between 3mm to 7mm. Whilst most commonly sold using oak in either unfinished, lacquered, oiled, matt lacquered or a variety of stained finishes, engineered floors are also available in maple, larch, beech, ash, cherry and American black walnut.
We deal with the leading suppliers and in addition to those already listed we can offer exceptionally competitive prices on the likes of KAHRS, TED TODD, V4, CHENE AND HARO floors to name but a few.
We strongly recommend using our professional fitting service to ensure you get the finish your floor deserves.