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Engineered Wood

Engineered wood is usually a more cost-effective option to solid wood flooring and is sometimes thought of as better than ‘real wood’ because it is more stable i.e. it doesn’t shrink and expand in the same way that real wood does. It’s perfect to create a ‘real’ wood effect and is more commonly used than solid wood because it is easier to fit and has great qualities, plus you can also use underfloor heating with engineered wood flooring.

By pressing multiple layers of real timber into planks engineered wood is created. The layers are a variety of thicknesses and run in different directions providing increased stability compared to that of solid wood. Just as with real wood, engineered wood requires ongoing maintenance and should be treated every few years (depending on traffic every 3-5 years) by sanding down and re-oiling. The top layer of engineered wood is ‘real wood’ therefore needs treating just the same way.

Engineered Wood

Engineered Wood isn’t actually fixed down, it just sits on the existing floor but underlay underneath should be fitted. When the floor is in place a slight gap is left around the edge of the room, this is either covered over with skirting boards if they haven’t been fitted already or a beading that fixes to the skirting to cover the edge of the boards.

Rees Tiles and Flooring’s chosen supplier of engineered wood flooring is Haro, Germany. Haro are one of Germany’s leading engineered wood, parquet and laminate specialists. Their engineered wood is available in 2 board formats; classical 1 Plank and modern 3 Plank. The 1 plank design looks more like traditional, solid wood flooring in a sense that it is big, thick single planks, where as 3 Plank design is created with 3 offset parallel strips on one plank in a regular pattern.

If you’re looking for engineered wood in Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal, South Lakes, Lancashire or Cumbria then look no further, visit one of our showrooms to view our display stands.

Call 01524 36153 for a price or fill out the contact form and we will get back to you.

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