Wood flooring dates back many years, but in recent years threre has been a massive increase in its popularity. Many people are ditching their carpets and replacing them with various types of flooring including laminate and engineered wood flooring.
Laminate flooring and engineered wood floors are proving to be ever more popular in Somerset and the majority of England due to fact that they are much easier to maintain compared with carpet. This is due to the fact that they are more hard wearing, and you do not have to worry about spilling the odd drop of red wine on the living room floor, as unlike with carpet you can just wipe the mess up and it does not leave a stain!
Laminate and Engineered Wood Flooring can work well in any home and can create a fresh, crisp modern look to every room.
Engineered wood floors are manufactured having multiple thin ply layers which are glued together. The inner cores are normally either a hardwood and/or soft plywood type of material. The top thicker hardwood veneer wear layer is glued on top surface of the core and is available in almost any hardwood types. To see this more clearly look at the image below.
Engineered wood flooring and laminate wood flooring are slightly more resistant to moisture levels than solid wood flooring, this is due to their floating nature, which adds to their appeal to use in damp basements.
Planks can be protected from moisture by installing a vapor barrier under the underlay. However some manufacturers do not recommend using these types of flooring in bathrooms.