Engineered Wood Flooring: The Ideal Choice For Your Home

If you're looking for a durable, long-lasting and high-quality flooring for your home, engineered wood flooring is the ideal choice. It replicates the same long-lasting and hardwearing effect of hardwood flooring, incorporating up to three layers of timber with a durable surface veneer. Its appearance will add style and character to your home and is a really practical choice. If you're considering a new flooring in your home, take a look at some of the many reasons why engineered wood flooring makes a great option for your home.

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Easy to clean
Wood flooring is much easier to clean then carpets and requires just a simple brush and wipe to remove dirt with ease. For families with children or pets, an easy to clean floor will feel like a godsend. It can be difficult to keep a carpet clean and stain-free, particularly as spills and dirt can become embedded into the fibres. Wood flooring is also more hygienic than carpets which can be host to a whole range of parasites.

There are plenty of specialist floor cleaning products available on the market and many are very effective, but the floor can also be cleaned with just a little washing-up liquid diluted in warm water.

And because engineered wood is usually finished with a water resistant polyurethane or wax coating, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about water stains either.

Easy to treat
Any wear and tear or scratches to your engineered wood flooring can be easy to repair. This may involve sanding or filling using a wood putty. 
Fortunately, light scuffs are easily removed with a little rubbing alcohol or baking soda placed onto a damp cloth and rubbed gently on the mark. Another great way to remove light marks and scuffs is to rub the affected area with a rubber eraser or a clean fuzzy tennis ball. If your flooring gets stained, lightly rubbing the affected area with steel wool or a fine grit sandpaper will often be enough to remove the unsightly mark. You can then refinish the area with the appropriate coating.

Engineered wood flooring is one of the most popular types of wooden flooring. This is due to it's durability, strength and versatility. A smooth veneered top layer of hardwood is bonded to base layers. Because it's constructed in layers, it is less prone to shrinking and warping than solid wood floors. It is suitable for high traffic areas which is perfect for busy family life. 

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Easy to Install
Engineered wood flooring is also easy to install which means there will be minimal disruption to your family life. 
With a fast and easy click system, all that is required is for underlay to be placed down and then the boards can get fitted. There’s no gluing or nailing required. It can be installed over most clean, dry and level subfloors and if your current underlay needs refreshing, there are lots of underlay options to choose from.

Adds style and character
It comes in a wide range of styles and finishes so you can opt for one in keeping with the decor of your home. You could choose from an array of different colours for example, black, natural, coffee, natural oak, golden, or even a grey engineered wood flooring

Engineered wood flooring can create a beautiful, timeless look in your home whilst being both practical and affordable. It will provide a real feature to your home and will add value to it.

Looks just like solid wood flooring
As the flooring is created from real wood, it looks really similar to solid wood flooring to give you the desired effect and style. it has lots of unique detail, rich textures and colour variations to look just like solid wood flooring.

Long-lasting and cost effective
A good quality wooden flooring can last for a long time and will need only minimal maintenance whereas you may have to replace your carpet every five to ten years. This means that engineered wood flooring can be a cost effective solution for your home. 

Engineered wood flooring is an afforfable way to add a high quality, stylish and practical flooring into your home. It is cheaper than solid wood flooring but is highly durable and long-lasting.

Suitable for each room
The innovative technology used to create the engineered wood flooring makes it an excellent option for areas where temperature and humidity changes can occur, such as your kitchen, conservatory or basement. It is even suitable for use with underfloor heating.

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