When choosing a good flooring option for your residential property, you may wonder what differentiates solid floors against engineered floors. This is important because the pricing for these two flooring types varies and by finding out what really suits your home you can save time and money.

Solid timber flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood or softwood. The boards are usually between 18-22mm thick, and they can be sanded and refinished multiple times throughout their lifespan. Solid timber flooring is highly durable and can last for many years if properly maintained. One of the main service areas we provide is sanding and polishing solid timber flooring and if your solid floors need sand or polish in order to get a great like-new look, contact us today.

Engineered timber flooring is made from multiple layers of timber that are bonded together to form a strong, stable and durable flooring product. The top layer is made from solid timber, usually around 3-6mm thick, which gives the flooring its natural beauty and warmth. The lower layers are made from plywood or high-density fiberboard (HDF) which provide stability and support.

One of the main advantages of engineered timber flooring is its dimensional stability. Unlike solid timber, which can expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity, engineered timber flooring is designed to remain stable, making it ideal for use in areas with high levels of moisture or temperature fluctuations. It can also be installed as a floating floor, which means it doesn’t need to be nailed or glued down, making it a more cost-effective option.

Both solid and engineered timber flooring have their advantages and disadvantages, and the choice between them will depend on a range of factors, including budget, location, and personal preference. Do not hesitate to contact us for all your flooring needs.

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