Since the beginning of time, genuine timber has been chosen by households from all over the world as a luxury floor cover of choice.
Of course, as time has gone by and demand has increased, genuine timber has become more expensive and difficult to come by. In addition, people have come to realise that getting this kind of flooring involves deforestation, which isn’t great for the environment.
Thankfully there is an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative that is virtually indistinguishable from the real deal and it’s engineered timber flooring.
Engineered Timber Flooring consists of planks made from 100% authentic wood.
Unlike other wooden alternatives such as synthetic vinyl planks, engineered timber flooring consists of actual flooring boards that can be installed using a tongue and groove system. This not only looks more authentic, but it also produces the microscopic movements between boards that we associate with real wood floors.
There are no synthetic elements to this type of flooring and most types consist of a solid timber veneer that is placed on a multilayer base made from a kind of hardwood.
You can choose from a number of different finishes, ranging from a deep dark wood for studies and bedrooms to delicate light wood for kitchens and entertainment areas.
Engineered timber flooring offers many advantages over solid flooring. It is sound in terms of structure and can be installed without glue over the screed in multiple, slim layers.
A great advantage of this is that you can install it over underfloor heating for added warmth in those cold winter months. It also means that your floors won’t get damaged in the long term by exposure to sunlight and humidity.
Although it will require some maintenance, this only needs to occur every year and it’s a quick and easy exercise you can do yourself, but of course you can always ask for help from the team at Osborne Park Carpets and Timbers.
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