Engineered timber flooring is an increasingly specified flooring solution. Favoured by designers for aesthetic appeal, and industry trade for breadth of application and ease of installation, engineered timber floor boards create the perfect talking point in both commercial and residential spaces.
Engineered timber floors are formed by joining multiple layers of wood to create a single floor board. The boards consist of a layer of natural solid wood, topped over layers of pine/ply or other species of wood beneath the tongue.
The term “engineered” does not mean the wood is synthetic. Laminate flooring, which is made from rubber, plastic or other synthetics, can be made to imitate the appearance of timber flooring. Engineered timber flooring is real wood, but the board itself has been manufactured out of different types of timber.
There are a range of benefits that engineered timber flooring can offer both commercial and residential renovation projects:
Convinced that an engineered timber floor might be the design solution for your project or renovation? Keep reading for answers to questions that you may have.
As the top layer of an engineered timber floor board is solid wood, the floor is susceptible to scratches in the same way as other timber floors.
The type of finish applied to your engineered timber floor can, however, increase its scratch resistance. Speak with a Havwoods consultant for more information on which finishes are suitable for your particular project and requirements.
While engineered timber floors aren’t waterproof, the layered design of engineered floorboards has proven to be much more resistant to moisture than solid wood floors.
At Havwoods we pride ourselves on providing the best quality wood floors for our clients and customers:
Experience our stylish engineered timber floors for yourself by visiting one of our flooring showrooms in these Australian cities:
Alternatively you can order a free sample of our products online, which will be delivered to any Australian address.
Have a question? Get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll help you decide if an engineered timber floor is the right choice for you.