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    Pros & Cons of Timber Flooring

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of timber flooring?

    Pros & Cons of Timber Flooring

    Pros

    1. Character - Flooring Online's Timber flooring possesses the natural knots and grains of Australian species and European Oak

    2. Unique - Because timber is a natural product, no two boards will be the same

    3. Longevity - With proper care timber flooring can last a lifetime. Boards can even be resanded or refurbished to revive their original beauty

    Cons

    1. Price - Timber flooring sits at the highest price point compared to other flooring alternatives

    2. Care Intensive - Being a natural product, timber flooring is more susceptible to moisture and temperature damage than other boards. This requires more care in cleaning and maintaining the floorboards.

    Engineered Construction

    Flooring Online have engineered timber products available in a selection of timber veneers, or face layers. Ranging from 0.6 to 4mm, there’s an appropriate flooring solution for every home, lifestyle and budget.

    Layered on top of a multi-level wood core, the 3mm timber veneer of our 14mm thick engineered timber can be re-sanded and coated approximately twice, with each sanding removing 1mm. This is the same for our striking Herringbone boards, while at 15mm, wideboard timber floorboards feature a hardy 4mm surface veneer that can be re-sanded approximately three times. 

    Find out more about our timber ranges below.

    Solid Timber Vs. Engineered

    The development of Engineered timber has seen timber flooring become more durable, versatile and affordable. See for yourself why more and more people are choosing Engineeered timber.

    Timber Flooring Price Guide

    Find out all you need to know about timber flooring pricing.

    Is Engineered Timber flooring waterproof?

    No, it is not completely waterproof however, due to its layers, it works better with water than solid hardwood timber.

    Can Engineered Timber be sanded/repolished like solid timber flooring?

    Yes, Engineered timber floors can be sanded down and refurbished in their lifetime. However, how many times this can be done depends on the thickness of the solid timber veneer. Most of our engineered timber boards are safe to sand one to three times. Our 12mm Engineered European Oak range should not be sanded. 

    Can I install Herringbone Timber flooring myself?

    We recommend that you hire a professional installer for Herringbone flooring due to the more complex board pattern and detail required for install.