Engineered wood flooring, as the name suggests, is flooring which has been put together by man. Made entirely of natural products, engineered wood flooring is an amalgamation of plywood, topped with a solid oak lamella or top layer. Available in a whole host of colours, finishes and grades, engineered wood flooring looks just like real wood. The difference is that engineered wood flooring will withstand temperature and humidity changes much better than solid wood. With a much lower tendency to expand and contract, engineered wood flooring is ideal for areas of the home where humidity or heat fluctuations are anticipated. Engineered wood flooring can also be fitted over under floor heating, making it a great choice for anyone seeking this solution.
19/4 thick, engineered wood flooring is the term used to describe engineered wood flooring which is a total of 19mm thick and boasts a solid oak lamella or top layer which is 4mm thick. A good thickness of board, 19/4 thick, engineered wood flooring will provide a solid and stable flooring result but is not normally recommended for installation over under floor heating.
Typically, an engineered wood flooring board with an oak lamella or top layer of 4mm should withstand an average of 5 sand and re-finishes in its lifetime, which means, depending on the wear and tear in your home, you’ll get a floor which will look good for a long time.