There are a few subtle variations of engineered wood flooring so we've put together the following three infographics to illustrate the differences
Multi-Ply Engineered Wood Flooring
- Tongue and Groove: Glue together jointing system for floating floor installation.
- Wear Layer: The wear layer is bonded to the multi ply core and can be sanded and refinished a number of times depending on its thickness.
- Finish: Engineered floors can be purchased prefinished with UV resistant lacquer or brushed and UV oiled. Unfinished boards can be stained then lacquered or oiled. We use these to produce our bespoke flooring range.
- Hardwood Wear Layer: The wear layer is made from real wood such as oak or walnut.
- Multi Ply Core: The multi ply core is made with up to 8 layers of wood with the grain of each in the opposite direction to the last.
3 Core Ply Engineered Wood Flooring
- Tongue and Groove: Jointing system ideal for floating installation.
- Wear Layer: The wear layer is made from real hardwood and is the part you can see. Depending on its thickness it can be sanded and refinished a number of times.
- Finish: Engineered floors can be bought unfinished, allowing you to make the final decision on colour etc. More usually, they are prefinished with UV resistant lacquer or oil.
- Hardwood Wear Layer: Typically oak or walnut.
- Softwood Core: Engineered pine core layer provides stability.
- Bottom Base Layer: This gives added structural support.
Välinge 5G Locking Engineered Wood Flooring
- 5G S Locking System: 5G-S and 5G-W side push technology allows instant installation adjustments. When a panel is folded down, there are no separation forces. The panels are not automatically locked during folding. Locking is secured by the installation of the next row, pushing and displacing the tongue into locked position.
- Finish: Stains can be used to add more vivid colours before finishing with UV oil or lacquer.
- Softwood Core: The softwood core is typically made from pine or similar and is the part that the jointing system is fabricated from.
- Hardwood Wear Layer: The lamella is the top wear layer and is made from a hardwood such as oak or walnut.
- Base Layer: The bottom base layer provides extra support and strength.