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Engineered Wood

Engineered Wood

A solid wood top layer with a plywood (or HDF) base, Engineered Wood combines the authentic classic wood floor look and feel with added stability and reduced sensitivity to moisture and heat - meaning you can lay Engineered Wood in almost any room! This structurally solid wood floor can also be used with under floor heating!

 

 FAQ’s - Engineered Wood
 WHAT IS ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING?

Has a plywood or HDF base – this is heat pressed and dried for two days.
Has a Solid wood top layer. This layer varies in thickness from 2mm-6mm.
The top layer can be sanded up to 5 times depending on the top layer. You can sand the floor once for every 1mm of thickness so long as 1mm of the thickness remains.
Has a much higher level of stability than solid wood.
Can be used with underfloor heating

HOW LONG DOES ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING LAST?

You will need to regularly clean and care for your wood flooring to ensure its maximum lifespan. Engineered Wood Flooring can last for a long time if it is maintained correctly.

If needed you can sand and refinish Engineered Wood once for ever 1mm of solid wood top layer it has as long as there is 1mm of thickness remaining. For example, if your Engineered wood has a 4mm top layer, you will be able to sand it three times.

Please note that if you sand some styles of wood e.g. Stained or Handscraped you will lose these effects.

We suggest you consult a specialist company with regards to the maintenance of your installed floor.

IS WOOD FLOORING WATER RESISTANT?

Engineered Wood Flooring is natural, and it isn’t as resistant to water as other floorcoverings.
Any spills should be cleared up immediately to avoid the liquid seeping through the boards and causing warping or damage.

We do not recommend fitting Engineered Wood in Kitchens and Bathrooms.

IS ENGINEERED FLOORING SCRATCH RESISTANT?

General wear and tear from every day use should not show itself in your flooring. However, be careful when moving furniture and heavy/sharp items along your floor as this could cause scratches. We do advise you to use felt pads on the bottom of furniture e.g. chairs, couches etc. to avoid this occurrence.

CAN I USE UNDERFLOOR HEATING WITH MY WOOD FLOORING?

Engineered Wood floors are great for use with under floor heating (depending on the specification of the underfloor heating system). We would recommend that the underfloor heating be regulated to a maximum of 25 ‘C in order to stop excessive expansion in you flooring.

WHO CAN FIT MY FLOORING?

Engineered wood floors can be fitted by yourself, we do however recommend you to hire an experienced wood fitter to fit your floor, you can make use of SnupIT website or App to assist you in finding an installer near you.

WHAT TYPE OF PREPARATION DOES MY FLOORING NEED?

Before fitting your wood floor you will need to make sure all debris has been cleared, that the substrate is as level as possible (Class 1) and the substrate is at the correct humidty/moisture level for wood flooring (Romus Moisture meter >3.0). Open all your boxes up and let it breathe and acclimatize to your home for at least 24 hours prior to installation. Once you have fitted your floorcovering, try and keep your rooms at a constant temperature between 18-26 Degrees for 24 hours to let your flooring settle.

WHAT METHOD OF FITTING IS SUITABLE FOR MY FLOOR?

You can either float you floor or glue it down.

We recommend you glue the floorcovering down as it will give you the best long-term performance. Please note that a moisture barrier must be installed as we cannot be sure if there is any moisture in the existing substrate that may cause the floorcovering to warp.