Many people in Australia are opting for engineered flooring these days. Wooden engineered flooring can be installed in just about any interior environment, including schools and offices. However, it is primarily used in residences for bathrooms, kitchens and other places where are durable floor will be preferable, such as entrance hallways. What is it about engineered wooden floors that make them so practical?
Better Than Solid Wood Flooring?
Solid wood floors ooze luxury and feel great underfoot. However, engineered flooring can be just as good as solid wood floors. When they are installed by experts, wooden engineered flooring systems are indistinguishable from the real thing. However, because an engineered wooden floor is a fraction of the price of a solid wood floor, you can obtain something that looks and feels the same without having to break the bank. To many people, this makes it a superior product to fit every time.
Plenty of Choices
When you have an engineered floor fitted, you can still obtain the same level of choice you would expect of any solid wood floor. The upper part of each section of engineered wood can be rendered in any veneer you like, and this also means being able to have it stained to suit the rest of your interior décor. It can even be supplied with a bamboo top, which feels like a natural hardwood but which is an amazingly sustainable alternative. Unlike laminate flooring, the finishes you can find with engineered wooden floors are almost limitless!
Easy to Fit
When you opt for an engineered floor, the sections of wood clip together to make a good connection very easily. It is possible to simply lay them over a section of underlay or glue them to a screed floor beneath. If you have wooden beams you plan to lay your floor over, then it is also possible to screw them down.
Simple to Maintain
Another great feature of this type of flooring is that it is easy to look after. It needs a wipe over with a mop to keep clean and it won't warp even if it gets moist regularly — a good thing to know for a bathroom installation, of course. Any marks that do occur can be easily sanded down until they disappear. Because it is so stable, you won't have to do any lengthy repair jobs when sections shift around, either. This can be a problem with certain laminate flooring systems.