Engineered Wood Flooring in Chelsea and the London areas
Engineered wood flooring is a highly popular and sought after wood flooring solution these days and it’s easy to see why. At Simply Floors we’re often asked about the benefits of engineered wood flooring.
It is real wood. One of the great things about the engineered wood flooring that you can install today is real wood – a good quality engineered wood floor.
Thanks to its clever construction, engineered wood flooring doesn’t expand and contract to the same extent as solid wood. What this means is that it’s safe to lay in environments where solid wood would risk damage. In particular, it is suitable kitchen and bathroom environments, where moisture levels and temperatures fluctuate.
It is extremely durable. Engineered wood flooring is made up of layers and layers of plywood that are bonded together before being topped off with a solid wood top layer. The making of engineered wood flooring boards in this way means that they are incredibly tough and will stand up to heavy footfall in both domestic and commercial environments.
It can be sanded. Although the number of times that engineered wood flooring can be sanded depends on the thickness of the top layer, there’s no getting away from the fact that engineered wood can be re sanded during its lifetime. Re-sanding a floor enables you to bring the floor back to life when it’s looking tired. It is also a good way to get rid of surface staining or marking.
Engineered wood can be refinished. Once you’ve re-sanded your engineered wood floor, you can refinish it to protect it and make it look like new again. What this means is that you are completely free to change the look of your floor every time you re-sand and refinish it, giving you real flexibility.
It comes in a whole range of materials, grades and finishes, just like solid hardwood flooring. This means that you can achieve the look you want as well as choosing the best finish to suit your lifestyle. Different grades of wood mean that you can adapt your choice to suit your project too. So, no matter whether you want a tough, lacquered low budget option or an aged, oiled top quality option, the choice is there for you.
Engineered wood lends itself to wider boards. The way wood floorboards are made, in order to achieve a wide solid wood board, you need a seriously big tree. This isn’t the case with engineered wood flooring. Because the core boards are made of plywood, the boards can be made much, much wider than solid wood flooring. What this means is that you are able to find two or three strip engineered wood flooring that will allow you to have fewer joins across your project.