Engineered timber floorboards are made by joining multiple layers of wood to create a single floorboard. The boards consist of a core of layered pine, ply, or other species of wood with the top surface layer being natural solid wood that’s coloured and lacquered.
Yes! The term “engineered” does not mean the wood is synthetic. For example, laminate flooring, which is made from high density fibreboard (HDF), can be made to imitate the appearance of timber flooring. Engineered timber flooring is real wood, but the board itself has been manufactured out of different types of layered timber.
The way in which engineered timber floorboards are made mean they offer a range of performance benefits over solid hardwood, for example stability and sustainability. Engineered timber flooring is made from 100% real wood, so it has an authentic look and feel. The structure of the layered floorboard means it’s designed and structured in a way to mitigate warping and cupping with changes in temperature and can be more stable in humid environments.
Engineered refers to the way in which the timber flooring plank is constructed. An engineered timber flooring plank consists of multiple layers as opposed to solid timber which is one single layer, or one single solid plank of wood.