Engineered Timber Flooring also better known as timber floating floors is the most popular form of timber flooring in Australia.
Budget Flooring Solutions Sydney stocks an extensive range of beautiful Australian hardwood, sourced from forests sustainably managed through a rigorous framework of both Commonwealth and State laws and regulations. We are in the flooring business for the past 12 years and we understand what makes engineered timber flooring Australia’s choice of flooring.
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Engineered wood flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank. The top layer is the wood that is visible when the flooring is installed, and is adhered to the core (or substrate) which provides the stability.
Engineered wood is the most common type of wood flooring used globally. This product utilizes a real wood veneer that is impregnated with liquid acrylic and then hardened using a special process.
A tough, durable and extremely stable product using some of the worlds hardest timbers and a premium uv cured, scratch resistant acrylic coating system. The 4mm thick hardwood top layer can also be re-sanded, just like a traditional floor.
Pre-finished and easy to install, avoiding any mess, fumes or hassles.
The floor can also be walked on within hours. Crafted in longer lengths than any other Engineered Floor to showcase the beautiful lines and unique grain patterns of our natural Australian hardwoods.
Acrylic impregnated engineered wood flooring is normally used in high traffic interior spaces that require a high level of dent and wear resistance.
Engineered timber flooring is also very beautiful and you can choose from a range of timber species, allowing you to choose the grain, and colour that you prefer.
The clear coating used on the flooring also helps to highlight the natural beauty of the timber and to bring out any features within the wood.
You also don’t have to worry about the environmental impact of the flooring as all of the timber used in engineered timber floors is sourced from sustainable forests
Each wood flooring manufacturer has installation instructions in accordance with the sub-floor construction. Some manufacturers recommend nailing or gluing the floor over plywood, while others may only recommend nailing or floating. It is important to review installation instructions and make sure you have the proper tools and required materials before starting the job.
Glue down or floating is the usual choice for concrete slabs; sparing you the expense and labor involved when installing sheets of plywood on concrete or raising the entire floor with 2X4’s and plywood.
Some engineered floors can be installed using the “floating method”. Floating floors are not fastened or glued to the sub-floor, they installed with a specially designed tongue and groove that locks the planks together with a click, or a bead of glue on the tongue and/or groove. Floating wood floors are generally installed over a moisture barrier and a thin foam underlayment (pad) which provides insulation, moisture protection, and helps to deaden sound.
Engineered Timber Flooring is an ideal choice for most homes because of it’s versatility and choice of colors. Speak to your Budget Flooring Consultant today to learn more.