Engineered oak flooring is a great option for those who love the look of solid oak flooring but don't love the cost involved in laying hardwood flooring in their home. Oak is a durable and elegant wood, so it's a popular choice in residential properties, and choosing engineered flooring allows you to have floors that look great and are durable enough for regular heavy use. Engineered flooring is constructed in layers and has a hard-density fibreboard base that has enough flexibility to make it very unlikely that this type of flooring will split or bevel. A layer of hardwood oak is fixed on top of the fibreboard, and this is coated with a lacquer or wood oil to protect it from scratches. There are a number of reasons to choose engineered oak flooring if you love the idea of oak floors in your home. Here are three:
Engineered Flooring Is Simple To Install
Engineered flooring has the benefit of having click-fitting or tongue-in-groove edges, which makes this type of flooring really quick to install. Planks that need to be trimmed are easier to cut through than solid wood, and only the planks that are being fitted around fixtures will need to be cut.
Engineered Flooring Is Great For High-Traffic Areas
Because the materials used for engineered flooring are so durable, it can be used in high-traffic areas without worrying about it fading or losing its structure. So, if you're looking for new flooring for a busy hallway or lounge, and if you have pets and young children running through your home, engineered flooring can be a good investment. This type of flooring can also be used in rooms with high humidity, and because it has a protective topcoat, spills can easily be wiped up without damaging the wood.
Engineered Flooring Is Easy To Repair
When solid oak flooring becomes stained or scratched, it's not an easy task to replace the damaged plank. The surrounding planks can be left dented or even split when you loosen a hardwood plank, but this doesn't tend to happen with engineered flooring. The grooves along the side of engineered planks that make them so easy to install also make them easy to uninstall. Without the need for any special tools, you can loosen and remove a damaged plank and install a new plank in its place.
Engineered oak flooring comes in a range of plank widths, thicknesses and colours. You can visit your local flooring store to view samples and get a quote.