Engineered Wood

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Engineered Wood

Improved performance & strength, striking aesthetics, multiple usage and cost friendly

Engineered Wood

The term engineered wood encompasses a wide variety of manufactured wood products. It is made by combining several different types of wood derivatives such as strands, particles, fibers and veneers with adhesive to form planks and boards of manufactured or engineered, wood.

Qualities


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Can be made up of various leftover scraps, pulp and even sawmill debris
  • Is essentially a recycled product
  • More resistant to moisture than solid wood and so is an ideal choice for use in remodeling basements or to be used in unusually humid or damp areas
  • Reasonably priced
  • Beautiful, and easy to install
  • Stable, since the planks expand and contract less when changes in temperature and humidity occur
  • Has a great durability
  • Has three methods of installing:
    1. Nail-down - involves nailing down each engineered wood flooring board
    2. Glue-down - consists of using a particular epoxy to secure the boards to the subfloor underneath
    3. Floating - consists in connecting the planks via the tongue and groove, but not attaching it directly to the subfloor below

Applications


  • It can be used in any building or decorative capacity.
  • For flooring, engineered wood is created by layering wood pulp and debris, called ply, together to build up a plank of wood. These boards have up to 12 ply layers which support the top layer, called the wear layer.
  • The top hardwood wear layer is treated with a different veneer that makes it durable and gives it shine. Most engineered flooring systems come in the form of what is known as 'tongue in groove' boards, meaning they are fitted together and then glued into place.
  • Engineered wood floors can be installed directly onto concrete slabs, over existing flooring or with a sub-floor.