Wood Floor Fitter in Chorlton
Solid Wood Flooring V’s Engineered Wood Flooring – which do you choose? Wood Floor Fitter in Chorlton, Manchester, Cheadle Floors has the answer!
These days the manufacturing processes have developed so much that it is often difficult to distinguish an engineered wood floor from a solid real wood floor. So, what’s the difference?
Engineered wood flooring is a man-made wood or manufactured board. It is derived from natural wood products which are either fixed or bound together with adhesives to form the composite material and consists of various layers of this. On top of this is a thin slice of hardwood.
Why choose engineered wood? One reason is that because the base is made of plywood this type of flooring deals well with moisture and is less likely to warp and flex as much as solid wood. On the other hand, while engineered wood floors are durable, they are not as durable as hard wood floors and if scratched or marked can only be sanded once, whereas real wood can be sanded as many times as is needed, within reason.
Ultimately, a range of factors can be considered that could influence your choice, but it often comes down to budget. You could be forgiven for thinking that solid wood is more expensive than engineered wood but as an experienced wood floor fitter in Chorlton, Manchester, Cheadle Floors knows that depending on what you buy this is not always the case. Drawing on our years of experience as a wood floor fitter in Chorlton, Manchester, we can advise you on the options as well as the pros and cons of solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring.
As a Floor Fitter in Chorlton, Manchester, Cheadle Floors recently installed new flooring in the hallway and lounge of a house. Our clients considered the advantages and disadvantages of solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring and opted for the latter.
The existing subbase was wooden floorboards which were in good condition. As a Floor Fitter in Chorlton, Manchester, we were able to supply and fit some timber tech floor underlay which is ideal for all wood flooring. It has an aluminium barrier that protects the wood flooring that goes on top of it from moisture damage.
It also has good compression resistance which means that in rooms such as a hallway where there is a lot of foot traffic or a lounge where there is heavy furniture, the floor will not be compromised.
To perfectly finish off the floor we used natural oak door plates which were stained to match the flooring. You can see the beautiful results from the photographs included.
If you want to compare the advantages and disadvantages of having hardwood flooring or engineered wood flooring, as an experienced wood floor fitter in Chorlton, Manchester,Cheadle Floors, can give you impartial, honest advice.