You may have noticed a trending flooring choice in the hardwood flooring market, and that is engineered hardwood flooring. There are many reasons why it is becoming more popular amongst consumers and has become installed in many homes and commercial properties. With an affordable price tag and easily maintainable, engineered wood flooring comes with some great benefit benefits:

Scratch-resistant finishes

Given that the actual surface of engineered wood flooring is the same as that of solid hardwood flooring, the two are both equally resistant to scratching. Instead, the main factor in their scratch-resistance is how they’re treated.

Both solid and engineered wood flooring have a choice of finishes which add to their appearance, but more importantly protect them from scratching. The two best options are oil and lacquer. Applied directly to the surface, oil soaks into the wood to strengthen it and maintains its natural appearance.

Alternatively, lacquer is a thicker finish which offers more protection but also adds more sheen to the wood, looking slightly less natural. While the lacquer itself may become scratched, it offers maximum protection for the wood beneath it. The finish can simply be reapplied to get rid of any scratches.

Doesn’t Require Preparation or Aftercare

Engineered wood flooring is complete as soon as it is laid, unlike other hardwood flooring which requires being sanded and sealed after the installation progress and takes hours to dry and set. The benefit of pre-finished flooring means you can move straight back into the space and enjoy admiring at your new flooring with full decor in place once installed. 


Wood floor polish

Another factor when it comes to scratching is care. Much like you would have your carpets deep cleaned every year or so, it’s good practice to have engineered wood flooring retreated. Wood floor polishers use maintenance oils to refresh the finish of the oil or lacquer on an engineered wood floor.

That essentially renews the protection and keeps your floors as scratch resistant as possible. As a rule of thumb, we recommend using wood floor polish every 18 months. However, this does depend on the usage of the floor, with high-traffic areas requiring a polish more frequently.

Got any questions?

If you want any more information about engineered wood flooring, the team at Greyspace Flooring are on hand to help. As wood flooring specialists, we know the different varieties, care methods and high-quality products like the back of our hand.

Why not pop into our Sheffield showroom or give us a call on 0114 258 1256

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