Engineered Flooring when fitted looks very similar to a solid wood floor yet its composition is quite different. Engineered flooring is made of several layers of cross plywood, with an upper veneer layer of genuine solid wood. This veneer layer varies between 2mm and 8mm depending on the price and quality that you purchase. Incidentally Laminate flooring is not a genuine solid wood veneer it is a picture of wood bonded to a backing board.

The cross ply structure of Engineered Wood Flooring gives strength and stability which has many advantages and counteracts the problems often encountered with solid wood flooring like cupping and tenting at the slightest sign of moisture. Engineered floors are suitable for kitchens and bathrooms and even some basements. They are ideal for under floor heating as well.

They can be laid in a variety of ways, but the most common and popular is to float the floor on a good quality underlay. This method is much easier, less messy, quicker and therefore cheaper than gluing or nailing which is the method used for fitting solid wood floors. Engineered Wood Flooring comes in a wide range of styles and designs, from rustic grains to tranquil floors with uniform patterning and everything in between! Most engineered floors are prefinished which means that they can be used immediately after fitting. However unfinished boards are also available for certain circumstance.

They are easy to maintain and are far more hygienic than fitted carpets. With the proper care and attention, your engineered wood floor will last a lifetime.

Wooden floors these days are extremely fashionable adding tremendous value to any home. Estate agents state that “homes with wooden floors sell twice as easily as those without”.

There are many types of solid wood that you can choose for your floor with Oak flooring being an extremely popular option.

Our Engineered Wood Flooring Services

Onsite Consultation

To help you best understand your options we will send an onsite specialist to your premises, for free to discuss all your requirements. He will offer you honest and reliable information, drawn from his considerable knowledge and experience of wooden floors. He will carry an assortment of samples for your perusal; if you can decide then and there exactly what you want, that is great, if not he will
encourage you to visit our showroom for a larger selection.

To arrange for our onsite specialist to visit your premises please contact us via this link

Supply and Installation

We offer a complete hassle free supply and installation service, from ordering of materials to the clearing of waste from your site and everything in between, even moving your furniture if required.

Fitting an engineered wood floor is a highly skilled trade and done correctly it will last a lifetime. We are so confident with our highly skilled fitters that we are prepared to guarantee our workmanship for life. Now that’s peace of mind!

Our promise is to arrive on time and finish on time, offer you the best possible service and products to match your exact needs all at an affordable and realistic price.

We are one of the very few companies who undercut skirting to accommodate a new floor, this negates the need to replace all the skirting which is expensive and requires complete redecoration.

We will also advise on the best floor finish for your needs to ensure that your floor looks gorgeous always and is easy to clean and maintain.

To arrange for our onsite specialist to visit your premises please contact us via this link.


We offer a full back up service for any concerns or questions you might have. Our workmanship is guaranteed for life and the quality products we use normally carry extensive guarantees. A Free maintenance kit will be left on site after your floor has been completed with full instructions on the care and maintenance of your new floor, plus we carry a full range of maintenance products for your ease of purchase in the future. Just call us and we will send them to you.

Customer Feedback


Whittlewoods carried out a first class job on both our new oak flooring and on the renovation of much older flooring. Very well organised, courteous, polite and professional throughout.


We have used Whittlewoods several times over the past 10 years as we have been renovating our Georgian property. Our floors have been restored beautifully and the staff were friendly, polite and hardworking.

M Buttery