NEW! Pre-Finished Engineered European Oak – Top of Range with 6mm top layer
Commonly known as Floating Floors, Engineered floors are generally a pre-finished, timber veneer on a plywood base and laid over an underlay. Most have a veneer of around 3-4mm thick which is re-sandable. Engineered floors can usually be installed as a fixed floor over concrete or plywood as long as the surface is flat and dry.
They are highly engineered and designed to be installed quickly and with minimum disruption to your family and lifestyle.
Engineered flooring is composed of multiple layers of veneered timber glued together in a cross-grained lamination that is designed to counteract the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract when faced with changes in temperature and moisture. Firstly, a layer of moisture barrier is laid on the ground, followed by a layer of underlay then timber. It is most commonly used for apartments or units, where floors are situated on a higher level. Each layer of veneered timber acts as a sound barrier, thus minimizing noise and disturbances.