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What is engineered timber flooring?

Engineered timber flooring is pure timber vaneer on top; generally ranging from 3mm to 6mm. It combines a real hardwood surface with a multilayered core of plywood. This beautiful and cost-effective timber flooring solution is strong, durable, and less prone to splitting and gapping than solid timber flooring. It is a great choice for anyone to buy who desires the luxury of solid timber floors without the price or installation time.

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Limoges Oak features a hand-scraped and brushed finish featuring character-filled knots and cracks. The distressed detailing added to the V-grooves further enhances the rustic appearance and elicits authenticity. Finished with a durable lacquer, Limoges Oak boasts superior durability and performance.

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Moderne Oak brings the best of modern European styling to your home with a sophisticated, contemporary range of timbers designed to enhance any space. With only sporadic knots, Moderne Oaks are classically finished with a traditional technique which further enhances with age.

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Rustique Oak features popular oak shades with a matt lacquer finish for a traditional, rustic effect with a slightly less distressed look than the Limoges range. The pronounced knots and cracks in the Rustique Oak range are filled in with dark wood filler for an authentic, aged result.

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St Germain Oak features a traditional smoked technique that enhances and enriches the original oak timber colour, resulting in an aged, unique appearance. St Germain brushed planks are matt lacquer finished and feature a tongue and groove locking system.

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Signature Floors Paris Oak is the highest quality engineered timber; manufactured to meet the exacting European performance and sustainability standards. These stunning planks feature natural Oak grain, Ultimtec Lacquer finish, Best Loc X-Treme system, and nanotechnology for superior durability and strength.

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Accordion Sample DescriptionEngineered timber floors, often referred to as a floating floor, have the same look and feel as hardwood timber flooring, but can cost much less than solid timber. Another benefit of engineered timber over solid timber is its ability to adapt well to all types of conditions. Whereas solid timber might warp, fade, move, shrink, or expand due to changes in weather or season, engineered timber will maintain the same quality.

Engineered floating floor boards can be installed far more quickly and easily than solid hardwood flooring. Most floating timber floors also come pre-finished; which means that sanding, staining, or sealing is not required during or after installation. You can save time and money on floating floor installation costs by choosing engineered timber.

Engineered timber is similar to laminate flooring due to its multi-layered construction. However, laminate is a 100% synthetic product without the appeal of real timber. Laminates, while made to resemble real hardwood, don't show the same colour and pattern variation as engineered timbers, and are often called vinyl timber flooring.

Floating timber floors can also have double or triple the lifetime of laminate floors. While you may end up paying more for the initial cost of your timber flooring, you will guarantee many years of quality wear and tear in your home or business.

Floating timber floors are a great addition to many different rooms in your home and are a popular choice in open areas in today's modern homes. They can provide a sense of enlargement even in smaller spaces. Floating timbers would also be a great choice for a kitchen or dining space. Small rugs can be placed for added protection if you have concerns about scratches or spills. Engineered timber is hard-wearing, which makes it a perfect choice for rooms like the kitchen that are highly trafficked.

The main consideration you should give your floating floor boards is to choose special cleaners. You should avoid using generic detergents and other kinds of floor cleaners, which may cause permanent, lasting damage to your engineered timber flooring.

Always follow the manufacturer's cleaning guidelines. You should regularly sweep or vacuum dust and dirt that accumulate on your floors. Do not let liquid messes linger on your engineered timber floors. You can use a dry or damp mop for a thorough cleaning. In many ways, your floating timber floors should be treated similarly to solid timber flooring due to the quality of the timber top lay.

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