An Engineered Floor consists of a solid hardwood top layer affixed to an extremely strong plywood-type base. This combination of materials means an Engineered Floor delivers the unmistakable texture and feel of solid wood but also benefits from structural attributes normally associated with laminates – namely a high degree of resistance to fluctuating moisture levels or temperature changes.
The terms ‘semi-solid’ and ‘solid-engineered’ are both used to describe Engineered Floors. Both types of floor are manufactured in the same way but solid-engineered options have both a thicker base layer and a thicker hardwood top than their semi-solid counterparts.
Solid Wood Flooring
Unlike engineered flooring, a solid wood floor is not split into base-layer and top-layer. It’s simply solid wood. Importantly, solid wood floors should be installed by experts as they are far more prone to moisture and heat changes than either laminates or engineered floors and need to be laid with this in mind.
At HardwoodFloors.ie we’ve been manufacturing, sourcing and fitting solid wood floors for years now, so if you’re interested in this aspect of our service, just enquire here.
Laminate flooring provides a great way to accurately recreate the finished appearance of a much more expensive flooringmaterial at a fraction of the cost. The choice of finish is almost limitless and includes a huge variety of wood types as well as realistic tile and ceramic options.
What’s more, laminate flooring is extremely durable and hardwearing, and suitable for areas prone to the occasional splash,such as kitchens. All the laminate floors sold by HardwoodFloors.ie are also very easy to lay, with no professional experience required. You simply click the planks together and they’re ready to walk on.