Engineered hardwood flooring consists of several layers, as opposed to a single layer of solid wood. The top layer is a hardwood veneer (a lamella) that can use any species of wood. The inner layers, on the other hand, can be made from hardwood, plywood, or fibreboard. The resulting hardwood floor is much more stable and consistent than solid wood flooring, as craftspeople have much more control over the structure of each plank.
Engineered wooden floors are also quick to install than their solid counterparts, as no acclimatisation period is required and planks fit more easily together. Maintenance requirements are low due to the lack of warping or swelling, making engineered flooring an excellent economical choice for businesses and homes alike. As a result, engineered hardwood is the perfect balance between the charm of solid wood floors and the convenience of laminate flooring.
Here at Quicksand Flooring, we have our very own engineered bespoke wood flooring range where you can fully customise your hardwood floor from colour and pattern to texture and type of finish (brushed, aged, fumed, and smoked finishes).