The Benefits of Choosing Engineered Wood Flooring

Posted By Solidwood Company

At The Solid Wood Flooring Company, we are always striving to develop our products. That’s why we work with architects and interior designers through every step of the process. And it’s why we offer a limitless range of colours and finishes. It’s also why we only use the latest state-of-the-art machines. 

It’s no secret: solid wood flooring is in decline. Our belief in building a sustainable future for our planet, alongside changes in the market, means we must find new solutions.

For that reason, we believe engineered wood flooring is the future of the industry. As an environmentally-friendly, sustainable alternative, it’s perfect for all commercial and residential projects.

But don’t just listen to us, let the engineered wood flooring do the talking. Here’s some of the benefits it offers:

An environmentally friendly alternative

It’s an age-old concept: less is more. And the process of manufacturing engineered wood flooring fits the bill.

For starters, it uses far less of the tree per plank than a solid hardwood floor does. It even uses 75% less of slow-grow hardwoods like Oak by using faster-growing hardwoods like birch and poplar.

Engineered wood flooring creates little to no pollutants during its production. The veneer is sliced rather than cut, producing less sawdust and creating little to no pollutants.

Contemporary hotel room, featuring solid wood floor

If that wasn’t enough, due to it being durable and made to withstand moisture, engineered wood flooring reduces the need for regular replacement. And if it does need to be replaced, it’s easier to remove the damaged planks, reducing your wood usage.

By choosing engineered wood flooring for your project, you’re playing a part in reducing deforestation.

Create cosy spaces and warm atmospheres

Whether it’s for warming up your home in the winter months or creating a sense of cosiness in commercial spaces, engineered wood flooring offers plenty of opportunities.

Thanks to the way engineered wood flooring is made, we can offer a limitless range of colours and finishes. Whether you use a brushed finish for an authentic feel or an oiled on for extra durability, the possibilities for designers are endless.

In addition, you can easily create cosy spaces and warm atmospheres by using it with underfloor heating. Engineered wood flooring doesn’t expand and contract like solid wood, so it makes it the perfect fit for underfloor heating.

Top marks for durability

Whenever you’re planning for a project, it’s important to consider how durable everything is. Especially the flooring. If you’re catering for high-traffic areas, such as hotels and restaurants, or kitchens and living rooms, you’ll want the flooring to be able to withstand it.

The good news is that engineered wood flooring takes top marks. Its veneer means it can be sanded down and refinished several times, so it can last for many decades. It also means if a projects design changes, the flooring can do without trouble.

 White Oak Herringbone Parquet Engineered Flooring

Better yet, it’s suitable for moisture prone areas like basements and bathrooms. Its installation means it can tolerate more moisture than solid wood without showing damage or warping.

Interested in learning more, or need help with your latest project? Get in touch and we’d love to help!