Engineered timber is the perfect option for any residential or commercial property. Whether you’re updating your home or putting your apartment up for sale, engineered timber flooring will not only enhance the aesthetics of your property but it will last you years.
Your floor is one of the most important aspects of your home, as it visually takes up a proportion of your space. That’s why you must spend the time to identify what type of engineered timber will suit your home.
What Is Engineered Timber?
Engineered timber is durable and robust, and made from real hardwood giving you that authentic wood look and feel. Engineered timber is layered with plywood to ensure a sturdy surface. The strong structure will provide you with a beautiful floor.
Combining multiple layers of timber creates engineered timber; the plywood is joined together by connecting the joints perpendicular together.
What Are The Benefits Of Engineered Timber?
Engineered Timber is a perfect budget-friendly option for those wanting a cheaper alternative to real timber flooring. Once it is installed in your home, you won’t be able to tell the difference between real timber flooring and engineered timber flooring. Engineered flooring also has a layer of real wood on top, adding to the authentic look of real timber.
Engineered timber flooring is structurally durable, meaning it can be glued down depending on the structure of your property. This flooring is also very flexible, it is resistant to various temperatures such as humidity. Engineered timber flooring will retain its structure throughout various environments. Engineered Flooring can also be sanded and polished to ensure your home is looking its best.
What Is The Cost Of Engineered Timber Flooring?
Engineered timber flooring cost will depend on a range of factors including, what type of engineered flooring you decide on, the size of your property, whether you prefer a glue-down or floating floor. There are a few factors that must be considered before purchasing engineered timber flooring. However, it is a cost-effective option for a floor that looks and feels just like real wood. For the exact price (of different species of) engineered timber flooring, contact Ace Timber Floors today
What You Need To Look For When Purchasing Engineered Timber Flooring
Majority of engineered timber floors are made up of plywood with a layer of veneer real wood on top. There are cheaper options on the market, this is where the plank is a mix of wood strips. We recommend deciding on a ‘one strip’ wear layer, this means your floor will be a traditional and high-quality timber product.
This is one of the most important parts of your engineered timber floor, even if you can’t see it. This is where the durability shines through. Many cheaper versions of engineered timber flooring will consist of ‘block-boards’ rather than plywood. This is not as stable or durable as plywood and will often change their structure under humidity and various temperature changes.
The dimensions of your engineered timber floors will be a personal preference and will depend on your home. However short and narrow boards will be less expensive and display a more traditional aesthetic rather than contemporary. Long and thick planks will come at a higher price; however, they will look modern and sleek and are quick to install.
When purchasing engineered timber floors, you have the option to have pre-polished boards or the option to sand and polish them yourself. This way you can have your boards just the way you would like.
You will undergo regular maintenance to ensure your boards are looking their best. Those of real wood will often be subject to scratches and marks and therefor covering your boards with our recommended oil will help protect your engineered timber flooring from any harsh elements.
What Is The Best Thickness for engineered timber flooring
We say, the thicker the board the better the floor. The thickness will also depend on the quality of the board. Boards that consist of multi-layer plywood is typically between 3-7 mm however boards can get up to 21mm in thickness. If you opt for a thinner board, your boards may not last you as long as thicker boards will. In simple terms, you get the quality that you pay for