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An Engineered Wood floor is basically a thin layer of real wood mounted on top of a plyboard base and cut into easy to handle planks.
An Engineered Wood Floor gives the impression of a solid real wood floor - as the bit that is seen IS real wood. It is laid as a floating floor, over a specially designed underlay. Most Manufacturer's offer different finishes to their products - Oiled and lacquered being the main two.
An Engineered floor will be cheaper to buy and to have fitted than a Solid Wood Floor. Because it is laid as a floating floor, over underlay, there is no need to purchase costly adhesive, or, in many cases, to have floor remedial work carried out.
Because Engineered Wood Floors come in packs, it is vital that the area concerned is measured accurately to ensure minimal wastage. The sub-floor will need to be relatively flat, smooth, and dry in order to accept the Engineered Wood Floor.
It is highly recommended that an Engineered Wood Floor is installed professionally. This will ensure a flat, smooth and secure finish, and with the edging attached neatly and tidily. A professionally fitted Wood floor will last many years longer.
An Engineered Wood Floor should be cleaned as required using a microfibre cloth or mop. An Oiled floor can be also be re-oiled as required to remove any scuffs or minor marks. Water should NEVER be used to clean an Engineered Floor as it can seep into the wood and cause swelling and instability.