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Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring is undoubtedly one of the most popular types of flooring we construct at Ted Todd.

Our engineered flooring is available in free samples so you can really get a feel for how it will look in your home.

One of the most common questions we get asked is, ‘what’s the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?’ – it’s a valid question; on appearance alone, these two very different types of wood flooring can seem near identical.

The main difference is the way the planks of flooring are constructed. Engineered wood flooring is precision made from layered sections of solid wood bonded together. In engineered wood, the grain of each piece runs in a different direction to its adjacent layer.


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What is engineered wood flooring?

Engineered wood flooring is made by laminating hardwood layer upon hardwood layer, the floor becomes significantly harder wearing as each piece pushes back against one another, reducing the tendency to expand and misshape.

An engineered wood floor is then loaded with a wear layer. This sits on top of the floor and usually is anywhere between 3mm and 6mm in thickness, allowing you to softly sand down the floor throughout the years to its original state.

Benefits of engineered wood flooring

  • Engineered wood is superior to other wood due to its tightly packed structure
  • Engineered wood flooring is hard-wearing – this makes it a wonderful option for high-traffic areas
  • It is suitable for underfloor heating
  • Available in a variety of styles, colours, and prices

Engineered wood flooring species

We have a selection of species available in engineered wood. Some of our species include a variety of oak, pine, elm, larch, and walnut – each with a beautiful texture of its own.

When choosing your perfect species, note how rustic or traditional you aim for your luxurious new flooring to look.

Engineered flooring installation and care

Installing engineered wood flooring can be done by a professional. If you are planning on installing your own engineered wood flooring, we suggest you see our helpful flooring installation guide.

Once installed, be sure to care for your engineered wood floor with the correct Care System to ensure it lasts the distance you come to expect from Ted Todd.

We have put together a handy flooring care guide for everything you need to know about floor maintenance.

Engineered wood flooring room suitability

Engineered wood flooring is suitable for living rooms, restaurants, marine projects, hallways – you name it.

These floors are extremely durable, which makes them the perfect choice in even high-traffic and densely used areas.

It is also suitable for underflooring heating and is entirely splash resistant due to the carefully applied finishes, you can install these floors anywhere where you wouldn’t expect extreme amounts of spillage or heat.

Order free samples

Simply add up to three of your favourite floors to your basket, fill out your details, and we’ll ship them out to you as quickly as possible.

The full selection of our Ted Todd and Woodworks by Ted Todd wood flooring and cladding can be viewed online, or by visiting one of our Design Centres which are based in Cheshire and London.

If you are a commercial customer, be sure to share your design with our experts – they have knowledge of every sector and challenge.