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.
20/6 thick, engineered wood flooring is a flooring option which is at the thicker end of the engineered wood flooring product range. When you’re choosing which thickness of engineered wood flooring will work best for your project, there are several things to bear in mind. You should consider the amount of wear and tear your floor is likely to experience; as well as your subfloor and the number of years you expect your floor to last. If you are in any doubt about which thickness of engineered wood flooring will work best for you, you should seek advice from your flooring supplier. 20/6 thick, engineered wood flooring is engineered wood flooring boards which are 20mm thick in total, with a 6mm thick oak lamella or top layer. This thickness of board is towards the thicker end of the engineered wood flooring range. The benefit of a 6mm thick, solid oak lamella or top layer is that it will allow you to sand and re-finish your floor up to an average of 7 times, which greatly increases the life-expectancy of any floor. That said, 20/6 thick engineered wood flooring is not normally considered suitable for installation over under floor heating.
Engineered wood flooring are a type of hardwood flooring constructed from a three layer core of wood together with plywood and a top layer of hardwood veneer. The core of the floor comes from Oak and Walnut, which are considered the most durable and strong wood species. Each floor type is also available to order as a sample and comes with 20 years warranty. Just click on your choice of floor and select the 'Free Sample' option
Floor Construction In total three layers of strong real wood, either Oak or Walnut (layer 1) are glued together with Playwood (layer 2) and hardwood veneer (layer 3). The resulting floor is called engineered wood flooring. The very top layer of real wood gives the floor that unique wooden look, which is then finished in a wide range of coating, from oiled to smoked. Oak and Walnut are extremely strong and their use in wood flooring helps guarantee long service life. These woods are also sourced from sustainable forests where trees are replenished as opposed to exotic woods.
Floor Advantages 1. Engineered wood flooring have been designed to provide greater stability and particularly where moisture or heat pose problems for solid flooring. All woods have a natural property to react to temperature changes under some degree of hot, cold or humid conditions, making the wood expand or shrink. This type of floor will not react in such a way. 2. Easy to install using floating method that makes fitting quick and cost effective. The floor can be fitted in minutes on any number of sub-floors, including underfloor heating. Traditional fitting methods could also be used. 3. There will be no visible gaps once the floor is fitted due to the use of tongue and grooves profile with micro bevel finish. 4. Depending on the thickness of the top layer (1), the floor can be sanded and re-sanded on average between three to six applications. The process of sanding will greatly extend the usable life span of the floor. If you are unable to find the precise finish or shade of floor we, offer bespoke wood flooring service which is affordable and quick as well as a wide range of solid flooring. All the products you see here are in stock and our flexible delivery service means we deliver when it suits you.