One Stop Flooring are a London based stockist of the hardwood range of engineered wood flooring. All hardwood products come with a structural and wear warranty and are made from the the highest quality material. One Stop Flooring also ensures all its floors are made from logs that are felled from managed forests. Our engineered wood flooring range comes in 14mm, 15mm, 18mm, 20mm and 21/22mm thick boards which have fixed or random lengths. Engineered wood floors are suitable for installation in basements and can be used with underfloor heating systems. Engineered wood flooring is characterised by a top wear layer of hardwood (like oak or walnut) glued to the softer, more abundant wood’s (usually birch, pine or spruce) single ply or multiple layers cross-bonded together. This structure (especially multi-layered) ensures greater dimensional stability and provides certain advantages over solid flooring. Most importantly it is suitable for use with underfloor heating.
The Benefits of Engineered Wood
Engineered wood flooring has an array of benefits over other flooring types. It’s generally cheaper than other wooden floorings such as solid hardwood flooring. It’s also hard to tell the difference between solid wood flooring once installed. Engineered wood benefits from a layer of real wood on top (unlike laminate flooring which is exactly what it says – laminate). This flooring type is also more resistant to different environments including warm, damp and humid environments. It also doesn’t expand and contract to the same degree as solid wood does – meaning tighter-fitting tolerances. Aside from being cost-effective and extremely durable, engineered flooring can also be sanded (although the number of times is more limited as the real wood surface is a thin layer). It can also be refinished – so you can refinish it to protect it and make it look like new. This flooring type is not only versatile but, it’s also available in a wide range of styles, colours, grades and finishes – so it’s very unlikely you’d find yourself struggling to find something to match your home.
Engineered wood flooring is very easy to install thanks to a tongue and groove installation system making it much easier and quicker to install. Even DIY enthusiasts will find it very easy to click together during any installation. With a precision tongue and groove, the flooring forms a tight fit minimising any flex and negating the need for adhesives/nails.
There are a number of different species available for this flooring type including but not limited to acacia, oak and walnut. Acacia offers the most diversity when it comes to design and style whilst the grain of oak gives it a timeless finish – perfect for period style rooms.