Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring is a multi-layered flooring made up of a top layer of a real hardwood and a core, typically consisting of plywood layers laminated together to form a durable plank. It’s usually laid over a wood floor underlay for acoustic insulation on top of a wood or concrete base.
Engineered wood flooring is good at tolerating variable heat and moisture conditions so, with correct specification and preparation can be used in combination with under floor heating.
- Site survey
- Be mindful of possible high moisture levels in screed (especially new builds/extensions)
- Decide if to use underlay or stick directly to subfloors
- Determine size of expansion gaps required – these can be beneath skirting boards or covered with a moulding
What to look out for
Only use products from manufacturers with superior engineering techniques and whose products are available long-term and provide excellent back-up.
We work with several major suppliers of engineered wooden flooring including Kahrs, Ted Todd, Woodpecker and Boen