Engineered flooring has a surface wear layer of real wood that can generally be 3, 4 or 6mm thick bonded to a plywood backing. The wood is often a hardwood such as oak.
The real wood veneer can be sanded down and re-lacquered 3 or 4 times if required and some types have a similar lifespan to a solid floor. Engineered flooring is incredibly stable due to its construction with the main advantage being that you can lay an engineered floor directly onto concrete or timber subfloors without the need to nail or glue the floor down. Due to this stability it widely used with water-based underfloor heating systems and some electrical varieties.
The traditional engineered floor is glued together with PVA glue but there are now many with self-lock joints which mean faster, easier installations. Another advantage of engineered flooring is that it uses the raw timber in a far more economical way than solid flooring thus preserving finite hardwood supplies. A well fitted engineered floor will look every bit as good as a solid floor.
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