Engineered' refers to the timber plank's construction. Engineered timber planks consist of multiple layers, opposed to solid timber which is one single 'solid' plank of wood. Engineered flooring is designed to be more stable than traditional solid timber planks. More stability ensures the flooring is less susceptible to cupping, bowing and warping. This style of flooring works so that the grain runs perpendicularly, giving the flooring much more strength & stability - making any expansion or contraction with changes in different weather conditions. This type of timber is perfect for Australian building projects due to the volatile climate.
The Pros of Engineered Flooring
- Engineered wood flooring is typically more affordable than solid wood flooring, both in terms of material and labour. As the engineered wood flooring is much lower in price compared to the solid wood alternative. The tongue and groove glueless installation also makes the process easy to install.
- Engineered hardwood flooring stability over traditional hardwood: it is more resistant to shifts in temperature and moisture. Meaning that it does not contract and expand as greatly as traditional hardwood does.
- Engineered hardwood has a similar aesthetic to traditional hardwood, resulting in a timeless and stylish appearance.The broad range of finishes, allows you to find one to fit your particular style.