Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered flooring is constructed from several wood plies that are glued together. It is this construction method which gives engineered flooring it stability.
Wood always wants to expand in a certain direction. In the presence of moisture solid wood planks will always expand across the width of the planks, rather than down the length of the boards. To avoid this problem, manufacturers of engineered flooring place each ply in the opposite direction of each other. This is called cross-ply construction. Once the wood layers are glued together the plies will counteract each other which will stop the plank from growing or shrinking with changes in the humidity.
Kinds of Wood We Use for Engineered Floors
Oak, Beech (incl steamed), Hard Maple, Pear, Walnut, Apple, Plum, Ash, Birch, Cherry, Merbau, Jatoba, Doussie and Iroko.
Take a look at some of our wood swatches.