Choosing Engineered Wood Flooring

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A popular choice for floors at the moment is engineered wood flooring like this – unlike traditional wood, engineered wood flooring is designed to be more robust and able to stand up to the stresses of daily life in a busy home, so if it is something that you have always liked the look of traditional wooden flooring but were worried about the durability, engineered wood flooring is the answer!

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A good quality engineered wood floor is made up of many layers, and this is what makes it so tough. The top layer, known as the wear layer, is available in a range of thicknesses and this is the layer that will be seen, so is made of solid hardwood. Depending on the thickness of the top layer, it can also be sanded down in future to give it a freshen up, so the thicker the top layer is the longer you will get out of the flooring.

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You will also be able to buy flooring that is pre treated or untreated, so bear this in mind, as this treatment helps to add water resistance and overall easier maintenance to the wood, so it is worth looking into the various types of finishing treatments.

The layers underneath the wear layer are what adds to the strength of the flooring and makes it more durable than plain wooden flooring. This is not a part of the floor that will be seen as it is underneath, but it is certainly worth comparing the different underlayers of flooring as they can vary a lot, and this has an impact on the longevity of your flooring.

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