Engineered Flooring are the future and a good alternative to solid floors as they have a wider range of dimensions, are durable, can be less expensive and are very difficult to distinguish between the two once installed.
It is manufactured in such a way as to provide better stability and resistance to changes in temperature and humidity. The exciting part is that it looks like solid wood flooring in that the top layer is real, solid wood, but then it has a panel base - plywood.
Advantages Engineered Floor
The main advantages of engineered flooring are:
- Less expensive than solid wood.
- Hard to tell apart from solid wood flooring once installed.
- It has a real layer of wood on top (as opposed to laminate flooring).
- Resistant to temperature and humidity fluctuations than wooden flooring.
- It can be installed in various ways depending on your preference, floating on a substrate, or glued.
- Compatible with underfloor heating.
- It is usually found with a click-on mounting system, making it quick and easy to install.
- Available in a variety of wood species, styles, colors, finishes and plank backs.
- The top layer (wear layer) can be sanded and re-varnished if necessary.
Installation of Enginereed Flooring
Before installation, we must leave the floors in the place where we will install them for 3-5 days to "acclimatize" to the humidity conditions.
His preparation substrate is of utmost importance and all substrates must be free of inductance prior to installation. Following this rule will make the installation process much easier and increase the life of the product.
Installation methods include floating or bonding directly to the existing floor using flexible adhesive.