We think engineered floors
are the best thing to happen to floors since sliced wood.
Why? Well, engineered floors look and feel just like solid wood, but you can lay them in areas where solid wood can’t go – like kitchens, basements, and conservatories. The clever people behind these floors have done this by making engineered flooring out of multiple layers.
The top layer is the fancy-looking bit: a beautiful veneer of solid wood. It’s the bit you can feel and touch and it’s the most important choice to make when choosing your engineered floor.
The second layer is the clever bit: a strong, supportive layer that can be made of plywood, HDF, or softwood. All three materials work the same, so all you need to know is that they prevent the top layer from warping.
This is then all finished off with a stabilizing back layer. The result? A floor that looks amazing but doesn’t buckle in areas of changing moisture.
An LVT floor can look like real wood or real stone and have any design printed on it, but it also offers many practical benefits. It is produced in the shapes of tiles or planks.
Luxury vinyl flooring is still a relatively new product and one of the fastest-growing products within the flooring market. It can often be chosen over laminate flooring or tiles, especially in areas where water is present.
However, with the introduction of water-resistant laminate flooring for bathrooms, there are still a lot of good options available.
Because they are made from PVC, this makes them ideal for areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, or for even for commercial use such as hair salons and yoga studios. Anywhere that moisture could be an issue, LVT is an ideal substitute for wooden floors. The multiple layers also offer stability to ensure that the product lays flat on the ground without absorbing moisture or expanding due to water.