Quality Engineered Hardwood Floorboards
Engineered hardwood flooring, also known as engineered plank, or engineered timber is your only other choice for quality wood flooring aside from solid timber flooring. Engineered flooring boards have a top layer of timber (the lamella) which is bonded onto an engineered base (the core) which is generally formed from veneers of wood layers or composite wood with adhesives. The result is a floorboard that is is actually stronger and more durable than a solid hardwood plank.
Quality engineered hardwood floorboards are precision manufactured to exact specifications meeting national and international standards. This level of precision provides architects, builders and specifiers greater levels of confidence when choosing their building materials. Unlike solid timber boards, engineered hardwood has very few problems with cupping and crowning of timber boards.
Engineered hardwood flooring often comes pre-finished and typically has a bevelled or micro bevel edge. This is not always the case.