1) Veneer thickness – This determines the longevity of your floor by how many times it can be re sanded. Each sanding will remove about 2mm of wood
2) Quality of cross ply backing boards (hard or softwood) – Quality affects the price, but an inferior and cheap cross ply will not last.
3) How the veneer is bonded to the backing board (hot or cold pressed) – Not so easy to find out but cold pressed is a slower process and the bonding last longer than hot press. The last thing you want is delamination of the surface layer from its backing board.
Engineered flooring is now available in almost any wood type and colour, pre finished or unfinished.
Good quality Engineered flooring (often determined by price) is really an excellent choice for most situations and depending on the type, can look absolutely no different to a real solid wood floor.
If you are based in or around London, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire of Hampshire then it is worth coming to see our showroom where we have a variety of Engineered floors laid side by side with Solid Wood floors. See if you can spot the difference!
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