Engineered timber floor is strong and stable flooring, they have a top layer (3 – 5 mm thick) of solid hardwood pressure glued to plywood base layer. The top layer can be refinished or sanded down when necessary and gives the appearance and feel of real solid wood floors. The plywood base adds increased dimensional stability to the planks, Generally they can be laid over an underlay without attachment to the sub-floor.
Each board connects together minimizing any gaps in the wood and giving a beautiful appearance. Engineered timber floor can be installed in a wider range of areas including basements over underfloor heating that cause problems with solid wood floor and it is beneficial for areas where changing temperatures and humidity can cause wood to expand and contract. When the humidity is high wood floors will swell and expand. Since the engineered floors fits together in one piece it expands together preventing separating in the wood. Engineered floors can be installed on any type of sub floor including tile, concrete, or plywood and is far more affordable than traditional timber floors.
Engineered floors come with the click locking system, so no glue or adhesive is needed and instead each piece just clicks together and locks into place. When the home-owner is ready for a change they simply remove the flooring and replace it with a new type of floor. Engineered timber flooring has a stunning appearance and is available in a different finishes, textures and wood types. This type of flooring is simple to maintain, easy to clean, and increase the value of a home. At Prestige Floors we offer our customers an exceptional customer service from the start to finish and through the years to come after installation, so call us today to inquire about this product and experience our amazing service.