Engineered wood flooring is a flooring option which has grown substantially in popularity in recent years and it’s easy to see why. Not only does engineered wood flooring come in all the colours and grades that solid wood does, it has the benefit of being resistant to moisture and temperature changes and it can even be fitted over under floor heating. These benefits mean that engineered wood flooring is ideal for areas of the home that experience higher than normal levels of humidity or fluctuations in temperature. Made up of layers of plywood, topped by a solid oak lamella or top layer, engineered wood flooring is a flooring contender you should take seriously for any of your flooring projects.
20/5 thick, engineered wood flooring describes engineered wood flooring boards which are a total thickness of 20mm with a 5mm oak lamella or top layer. The thickness of the oak lamella or top layer is extremely important when it comes to determining the potential life expectancy of your engineered wood floor. 20/5 thick, engineered wood flooring provides a nice thick board with a lamella or top layer, which should be able to be sanded, on average, 5 or 6 times during its lifespan.
When deciding on the thickness of engineered wood flooring you need for your project, you should take into consideration, not only the amount of time you hope the floor will last, but also the traffic it will experience and the subfloor on which it will be laid. If you’re planning to lay your new engineered wood floor adjacent to an existing floor, you will also need to take into account the thickness of the existing floor in order to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result. It should be noted that 20/5 thick, engineered wood flooring is not normally recommended for installation over under floor heating.