Engineered Timber Flooring or wood flooring using engineered wood as a base, has become increasingly popular in the construction industry, from structural to interior design and is used in the luxury commercial and/or residential sectors for structural or appearance design of the space. Its popularity can be accredited to the use of concrete as the sub-floor, which provides an even sturdier structure. This has pushed forth many to opt for this method of flooring. Also, due to the more modern-looking build of the engineered wood, it gives an elegant feel and facing to the space.
Wood has been a major part of construction and structural engineering since the dawn of time, with our forefathers, all through history and is still in use today. With advances in technology, mankind has been able to make use of hardwood and softwood in tandem to orchestrate beautiful and efficient structures. It is an element that has both internal and external use. Used together with concrete and metal, it can be used to build support structures.
Since centuries ago, hardwood floors have been a go-to for the construction of floors in spaces. This is because of their advantages over the concrete floor designs – regarding its malleability and ease of shaping, amongst other things. Hardwood has used due to its durability and higher density as compared to other woods – softwoods. Hardwoods also have a thick wear layer that allows years of usage before they require refurbishing. They are usable for about 3-5 years between which are the sanding and buffing periods.
However, the supply and retrieval of the said resources of hardwood, over time became more and more constrained, and as a result, constructors had to venture into more ecologically safe and cost-effective resources. Thus, the engineered wood came into play. This form of wood fundamentally is “man-made” in that it is a variation of wood and/or non-wood elements that are artificially combined to create wood pieces that can then be formed into flooring in the desired shape or patterned design.
Through what process is this wood constructed? The engineered wood is made through a process of fixing together of pieces or threads or boards of wood together by use of an adhesive substance or any other durable methods. These composite materials can be designed and cut during their formation period into the required design. These products are of low manufacturing cost and have a low weight. Some may be constructed with an extra thick wear layer which allows for sanding and buffing over and over and over, all within a long period, for a large number of cycles.
We have realised the benefits of using this engineered or man-made wood in the construction of flooring. What are these benefits realised? These are inclusive of durability, strength, versatility and let’s not forget, the air of top notch elegance. To name just but a few. Benefits of which we try to pour down on our clients who wish to experience and gain value for their money. The value that is felt from the high quality of products that are not only akin to your design requirements but those of the environment.