Both solid and engineered wood flooring are great flooring choice for your property, but what is the difference?
The single main difference between engineered wood flooring and solid wood flooring is that engineered flooring is made up of several different layers of wood, whereas solid wood flooring is made from one single cut of wood.
What is the most popular choice – solid or engineered?
Solid wood flooring has been installed for centuries, with many of these floorings still in-tact today. However over the last decade, engineered flooring has become very popular. This is mainly due to its susceptibility to the changes in temperature and moisture than natural solid timber, the multiple layers of plywood that makes up the flooring block or plank, makes for the ideal solution to the problem. As a result, engineered parquet flooring minimises movement of the floor, meaning it’s likely to last longer and maintain its quality.
What is engineered flooring made up of?
Engineered wood flooring can be made up of up to 11 layers of plywood, with a final layer of hardwood glued on top to complete the finished look.
Engineered wood is more eco friendly and efficient than solid wood, due to a much lower use of wood being used to create the product.
Engineered wood flooring, also offers more stability and is more resistant to environmental changes than solid wood flooring. They can also come pre-finished, which makes the installation process quick and seamless.