Many homeowners dream of beautiful solid wood flooring for their homes but are soon put off by the hefty price tag, lengthy installation and ongoing maintenance. Engineered wood flooring is an excellent alternative to hardwood flooring that is suitable for use in any area of the home. Whether you are after wooden flooring for your lounge, dining room or bedroom, walnut engineered wood flooring could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Here at Ajax Flooring, we are specialists in designing and fitting engineered wood flooring for any area of the home.
Unlike solid wood flooring, engineered wood flooring is made up using multiple layers of wood. The majority of the floorboard is made up of base layers which create strength and stability in the wooden flooring.
These base layers are usually created from plywood, Eucalyptus or Hevea, making them a cheaper option than oak wood flooring. These base layers are then combined with a wear layer.
The wear layer sits on top of the base layers and is seen as the top of the wooden flooring. This wear layer is usually between 2-6mm thick and created from hardwood such as walnut or oak. This creates the appearance of real wood flooring as the wear layer is all that can be seen once installed, but without the high cost of solid wood flooring.