25 July 2011
in Oak & Decking Products
We are now offering 220 x 21mm Engineered Oak Flooring with a chunky 6mm wear layer.
Given its thickness, the new board is suitable for structural purposes and can be sanded back more times than the 220 x 15mm alternative with a 4mm wear layer already in our range.
In fact, it can be sanded back as many times as a 21mm thick solid product, which has to be replaced once its depth has been reduced to the tongue in the side of the board.
Engineered Oak Flooring offers several advantages over its solid oak flooring equivalents.
As it features a compressed ply backing it is extremely stable and has far less tendency to shrink and expand, so is suitable for use with under floor heating.
It does not have to be acclimatised to its environment, so can be fitted straight out of the packet, and is very easy to lay – particularly if it is simply floated over underlay.
Once down, Engineered Oak Flooring is indeterminable for Solid.
Our Engineered Flooring should not be confused with far inferior laminates. It is machined from a solid piece of European oak, not strips, and offers a solid, underfoot feel, courtesy of its depth.