Engineered wood flooring is a flooring solution which is extremely popular today. A real and authentic alternative to solid wood flooring, engineered wood flooring is a great option if you’re looking for a wood flooring product which can be laid over under floor heating.
Offering a particularly stable flooring option, engineered wood flooring is ideally suited to areas of the home where temperatures or moisture levels may be above the norm. Constructed of layers of timber on a plywood or MDF (multi-density fibreboard) base, it’s engineered wood flooring’s solid oak lamella or top layer which makes it such a convincing and authentic looking alternative to solid wood.
Thermo treated engineered wood flooring, as the name suggests, is engineered wood flooring which has been heat-treated to protect it. A particularly environmentally friendly protection solution, the thermo treatment of engineered wood flooring involves no chemicals as the process uses only heat and steam.
Thermo treated engineered wood flooring is typically dark in colour due to the high heat levels which are applied to the wood. Thermo treated engineered wood flooring reduces the water absorption of the boards as well as acting as a better sound insulator. All of that said, it’s the dark and appealing colour of thermo treated engineered wood flooring which draws many people to choose this solution.