Engineered wood flooring is an excellent alternative to other types of wood flooring. Thanks to its composition, engineered wood flooring is very hardwearing and resistant to changes of temperature. This makes it possible to use engineered wood flooring in conjunction with underfloor heating systems.
Engineered wood flooring is not suitable for use in bathrooms and utility areas.
Often confused with laminate or vinyl flooring, engineered wood flooring is currently one of the most popular solutions for consumers seeking wood flooring in their home. In contrast to laminate and vinyl, engineered wood flooring actually comprises of two or more layers of real wood, with the top layer being the visible material, and the bottom layer providing the stability and support. It has grown enormously in popularity due to being typically cheaper to purchase and install than solid wood flooring, whilst maintaining an almost identical quality and feel.
One consideration to make when considering purchasing engineered wood flooring is that it is not suitable for installation in bathrooms or utility areas due to the heavy amount of moisture that the flooring would be subject to. It is however, easy to install using either a click, or a tongue in groove system, and nowadays is available in many different high-quality styles and grades.