Engineered timber flooring is now the most common type of wood flooring used around the world. This is due to its many benefits that allow you to have a genuine timber floor that is more stable than traditional solid planks, lower in cost of purchase, install and maintenance, and available in a much larger range of sizes, colours and finishes.
Highly Stable - Engineered timber flooring is highly suited to the Australian volatile climate conditions. Engineered is much more stable than traditional solid timber flooring due to its construction making it less susceptible to cupping, bowing and warping.
Choosing Engineered timber flooring results in a lower likelihood of problems down the line. Unlike solid timber flooring, the engineered construction enables most engineered timber flooring products to be installed over underfloor heating (conditions do apply, please contact us for more info). This stability also allows for wider boards that are less likely to warp, cup or bow than with solid timber flooring.
Budget Friendly - Engineered is also much more affordable than traditional solid timber flooring due to advancements in technology and increasing demand reducing the production cost and increasing affordability. Cost of install is also reduced due to the product taking less time and effort to install than solid timber flooring. Perfect for small through to large scale projects!
Faster, Easier Installation - The installation of engineered timber flooring is much quicker and simpler than with traditional solid timber flooring. Engineered timber flooring is available in pre-finished planks, meaning reduced installation time and cost as you do not need to finish it on-site. Engineered timber flooring is available in either tongue and groove profiles or with a simple install click-system which allows for very fast, easy install. These profiles also allow for different methods of install such as glue down or floating installation. Solid timber flooring may only be installed using a nail-down method and needs to be sanded and finished on site after install.
Larger Range, More Choice - Engineered timber flooring is available in a much larger and comprehensive range of colours, sizes and finishes than solid timber flooring
Underfloor Heating Compatibility - The majority of engineered timber flooring products are able to be fitted over underfloor heating (conditions do apply, please contact us for more info).
Eco-friendly Choice - Engineered timber construction enables many more planks to be constructed from a single tree, meaning less wastage and better use of slow-growing timbers.
Choosing timber is also one of the most eco friendly building materials you can select, provided you choose your timber from reputable and ethical suppliers. Responsibly sourced timber ensures that the trees are replaced, wildlife is protected, and local villages are employed under fair-work conditions.
Production and transport of timber has a lower impact on carbon emissions compared to the majority of other building materials due to timber being lighter in weight.
Timber also holds CO2 for the duration of its life. By continuing the life of the timber in flooring or other such materials, the CO2 is kept from releasing into the atmosphere. Less CO2 in our atmosphere is good for the planet! Choosing ethically sourced timber is choosing a brighter future for our planet.
Versatile - Engineered timber is versatile in its use meaning it can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of design styles and environments. It is well known for the beautiful flooring it creates, however the majority of engineered flooring can also be used just as stunningly on ceilings, doors, tables, walls, stairs and other cabinetry and joinery applications - get creative!
Warranty Satisfaction - Engineered timber flooring, unlike solid timber flooring, comes with the backing of a warranty. This means that we stand by the quality of our products. Warranties vary product to product and commercial vs residential use and are subject to terms and conditions. Please get in touch for more information on any of our warranties.