Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring the most popular construction of wood floor because of its versatility and durability. Engineered floors are made from layered sections of solid wood. Each layer runs in a different direction to ensure durability and stability, reducing the wood’s natural tendency to expand and contract. This makes it the perfect choice for underfloor heating, older homes and rooms below ground level.
Ted Todd engineered wood floors are available in a range of constructions; 2 PLY, 3 PLY and 3 LAYER. All 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. Solid wood floors are made from a solid piece of hardwood and can be used on every surface; walls, ceilings and floors but can’t be used with underfloor heating.
What is engineered wood flooring?
Engineered wood flooring is made by laminating hardwood layer upon hardwood layer at alternate angles to the last. The floor becomes significantly harder wearing as each piece pushes back against one another, reducing the tendency to for the wood 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. This ensures that your wood floor will last a lifetime within your project.
Benefits of engineered wood flooring
Engineered wood is superior to other wood due to its tightly packed structure, making it one of the most durable hard flooring surfaces available. Incredibly hard-wearing, engineered wood is an exceptional option for even high traffic commercial areas which experience heavy footfall. Residentially, after installing an engineered floor, you will likely never have to change it, lasting a lifetime at the heart of your project.
These woods are suitable for underfloor heating. This modern innovation led to a shift in the wood flooring development stage; previously many wood floors were solid, which could have a tendency to move and misshapen due to the heat. With engineered wood, you can rest assured knowing your floor is fit for modern life.
Available in a variety of design, colours, texture and more, engineered wood flooring is perhaps the most versatile flooring option available, without having to compromise on a naturally beautiful look and feeling. These are special woods, designed to make you feel good in your spaces.
Engineered wood flooring species
We have a selection of wonderful species available in engineered wood. Some of our species include oak, pine, elm, larch, and walnut – each with beautiful characteristics and personalities of their own.
Our most popular engineered wood floor species is European Oak. Whilst many of our engineered pine flooring is antique and reclaimed, being restored and refurnished for modern life.
Should you have a specific species in mind, we recommend diving deeper into each in our menu.
Engineered flooring installation and care
Installing engineered wood flooring should ever be done by a professional. To assist with the process please be sure to read through our 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 should expect from Ted Todd and Woodworks.
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 any project.
From living rooms and kitchens to hotels and leisure spaces, engineered flooring is an exceptional choice for your upcoming projects. The flooring will last a lifetime in each, and that is reflected in our 25 year guarantee.
These floors are extremely durable, making them the perfect choice in even high-traffic and areas. In these spaces the engineered wood even matures to a fine and rich patina, aging gracefully in the heart of your project.
It is also suitable for underflooring heating and will not bend or warp from the added heat due to the intelligent construction – this makes engineered wood flooring a perfect selection for residential and homely spaces.
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.