If you love the look of timber flooring (and really, who doesn’t?) but are put off by the cost of solid timber, engineered flooring is the perfect alternative. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation going around about engineered timber, which can make people hesitant about going ahead with this option. When it comes to myths about engineered timber flooring, we’ve pretty much heard them all and today we’ll be addressing some of the most common misconceptions about this flooring material.
It doesn’t use real hardwood
A lot of people are concerned that engineered oak flooring means that the whole floorboard is made from engineered materials. While it’s true that the inner core of engineered timber is made from layers of high-density wood, the top veneer is genuine hardwood. If you find a company who offer high quality engineered oak flooring, you can be confident that premium hardwood is used in the finished product.
It doesn’t look as good
This is one of the most common myths we hear and a lot of people are worried that they just won’t get the same look with engineered timber compared to solid hardwood. The truth is that if you use quality engineered oak timber, you won’t be able to tell that it’s not solid wood. This is because the top layer is genuine hardwood and that is the part that shows after installation.
It won’t last as long
If you’re worried that engineered oak flooring won’t be as long lasting compared to solid timber, you don’t have the worry. The top layer means you can take advantage of the tough, durable hardwood used for the veneer. The construction of the engineered timber, with multiple layers of wood, actually makes it more stable than solid wood and it’s more able to withstand moisture. With a good quality product, you’ll have flooring to last generations!
It can’t be sanded back
It’s true that solid timber has the advantage of being able to be sanded back a number of times over its lifetime to remove damage. However, this is also possible with engineered flooring. A good quality product will have enough thickness in the top layer to allow for your floors to be sanded back and refinished more than once.
Kustom Timber produce, supply and install stunning engineered oak flooring in a range of colours and finishes. Our timber is manufactured from renewable FSC approved oak trees to ensure sustainability and are range is designed for Australian conditions. With our stunning flooring, you can find the perfect look for your lifestyle. We personally oversee the manufacturing process from start to finish and with our professional end-to-end service, you’ll be delighted with the final result.
For oak engineered timber flooring, contact Kustom Timber today on (03) 8609 6027.