About Engineered Timber Flooring

All about Engineered Timber Flooring

If you are looking for a timber floor that is beautiful, stable, easy to install and that will last the test of time, you really can’t go past engineered timber flooring. You might know it better as timber floating floors but we’ve put together this guide to get you started in any case. 

Everything you need should be here but if you need to know more, speak to your local timber flooring specialist – they’ll be happy to help!

What is Engineered Timber Flooring?


An engineered timber floor is made up of timber veneers or strips that are glued together often at 90 degree angles for extra stability and strength. The top layer is the “face” or “finishing” layer and it is up to 4mm thick and made from real timber such as MERBAU, BALCK BUTT, BRUSH BOX, SPOTTED GUM, and so on. 

Alternatively, the flooring can be made from a core of hardwood, plywood or HDF, with a finishing layer of real timber on the top. In both cases, the face or finishing layer of real, decorative timber is glued to the core material.

Benefits of Engineered Timber Flooring


One of the biggest benefits of engineered timber flooring is the fact that it has real timber as the top layer of the board. This means that you can sand and refinish the board just like you would with a traditional timber floor, allowing you to remove scratches and dents and to bring the floor back to a brand new finish. 

Engineered timber flooring is also pre-finished in a clear coating, allowing the floor to be installed much faster and without the fumes and mess that would otherwise accompany the installation of a timber floor.  In fact, you can walk on your brand new engineered floor within hours of it being laid!


Engineered timber flooring is available in boards of varying widths and lengths, allowing you to choose the ones that suit your home the best. The boards are available in a tongue and groove profile that allow for precision installation. The tongue and groove also allows for expansion and contraction within the timber, so that the flooring can easily accommodate natural weather changes. 

Engineered timber flooring can also be laid over any structurally sound, level substrate such as concrete, particleboard, plywood, tiles, or even an old timber floor! The only thing it can’t be laid over just about is carpet.


Engineered timber flooring is also very beautiful and you can choose from a range of timber species, allowing you to choose the grain, and colour that you prefer. The clear coating used on the flooring also helps to highlight the natural beauty of the timber and to bring out any features within the wood.

You also don’t have to worry about the environmental impact of the flooring as all of the timber used in engineered timber floors is sourced from sustainable forests.



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