Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is precision made from layered sections of solid wood bonded together. In engineered wood flooring, the grain of each piece runs in a different direction to its adjacent layer. This enhances the plank’s strength and resilience and reduces the wood’s natural tendency to expand and contract – which means it’s perfect with underfloor heating projects or in areas like cellars, basements or conservatories where moisture and temperature levels may vary. Engineered wood, unlike solid wood, does not need to be nailed or glued to the sub-floor.

Some people think that engineered wood floors won’t be able to deliver an authentic look. Not true, here at Studio Ted Todd our technology means that even patterned floors can now be produced as engineered blocks suitable for use with underfloor heating. Here at Studio Ted Todd, our state of the art production centre can even create engineered boards with a reclaimed wood face, enabling us to provide more suitable design possibilities for even the most demanding of project requirements.

You should never confuse engineered wood boards with laminate or veneer. Whereas our engineered hardwood flooring uses an extra thick 4mm-6mm hardwood layer, giving a hard wearing finish that will last for decades, laminate has an image of wood printed on its surface whilst veneer uses only a very thin layer of wood over a core of some type of composite wood product, usually fibreboard.

Not all engineered hardwood floors are created equal. Ted Todd’s engineered flooring has a hardwood wear layer that is produced as a solid oak board. This means that it is air-dried, kiln-dried and then sawn into extra thick wear layers between 4 mm and 6mm. This is then bonded onto the core layer which can vary in construction from two layers of cross bonded oak to a 10-layer construction of high quality birch plywood.

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