Engineered Flooring Flooring
Engineered flooring is one of the best and most popular alternatives to traditional hardwood flooring and is actually the most common type of timber flooring used globally.
Engineered timber is still real wood, as compared to laminate flooring which is a composite product.
Engineered flooring is composed of two or more layers of timber in the form of a plank. The top layer is the timber that is visible when the flooring is installed. The core or substrate is the timber that is underneath and provides the plank with its strength and durability. This durability comes from the way the flooring is made; each layer of plywood is placed perpendicular to the adjacent layer. Several layers of plywood are sandwiched together like this, meaning each plank will be highly durable.
Engineered flooring is a practical alternative to solid timber flooring and is generally very easy to install. There are various installation methods available to choose from, including nail-down, glue-down and floating. Floating floor installation has become popular, since do-it-yourself homeowners can usually install it. This type of flooring features a tongue-and-groove locking system that requires no glue or nails.
Available in a huge range of species and sizes from 130-240mm boards, you can choose from Australian species such as Spotted Gum, Blackbutt, Grey Ironbark and Brushbox or International species such as French Oak and European Oak. A great advantage is that it is available pre-stained and finished in a variety of different finishes and tones and you can walk on your floor immediately!