What is Engineered Timber Flooring?

Engineered timber is a multi-layered flooring product consisting of a thin decorative surface layer backed by a cheaper and more stable timber substrate or core.ย 

This allows customers to enjoy the beauty of real timber flooring without the cost and other draw-backs associated with solid timber.

What types of Timber are available?

Flooring Online stocks a range of different products with timber different veneers.ย  Australian species such as Blackbutt and Spotted Gum are timeless, while European Oak is available in natural finishes as well as a range of designer colours.

Are there difference in construction?

Depending on the manufacturer, there are 2 main types of engineered timber flooring constructions:

  • 3 Ply โ€“ These products are generally constructed with the veneer applied to a pine core, with a spruce backing layer for balancing and stability.
  • Multi-ply - These products are constructed with the veneer applied to a multi-layer plywood Core that is inherently stable.

What Are the Benefits?

There are a number of benefits in selecting engineered timber over solid timber flooring

  • Engineered timber is much more stable than solid timber. Itโ€™s multi-layer construction means it is less susceptible to changes in the environment that can cause cupping, bowing checking and gapping.
  • Flooring Online Australia sells only FSC & PEFC certified timber products from sustainable sources. Meaning the core and backing materials are sourced from plantation pine, spruce and poplar forests which reduces the impact of logging on old-growth forests.
  • Engineered products can be produced with โ€˜Clickโ€™ locking systems such as Valinge G5 that makes DIY installation easy and ensures strong and consistent joints are achieved every time.
  • Engineered timber can be installed either directly adhered to the subfloor to reproduce the solid flooring feeling, dual bonded over a rubber underlay for acoustic purposes or floated over virtually any type of subfloor.

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