An engineered timber floor is a board of timber which consists of more than one layer. By placing each layer so that the grain runs perpendicularly it becomes virtually impossible for the timber to swell or shrink with changes in humidity and temperature.
This dramatically increases the boards’ stability. The top layer of an engineered board is solid wood, and may be anything from 1mm to 6mm thick. The thicker the wear layer generally equates to the more times it can be sanded and refinished.
Check out our HM Walk range of engineered hardwood floors. This means the surface you walk on is made of strong Australian hardwood, while underneath the surface HM Walk uses an extremely stable 9 ply construction made of Eucalypt.
Not only are engineered floors more stable than solid planks but they also offer an alternative and easier method of installation. Today, the technology has enabled the production of much wider boards as well as the application of an enormous variety of unique and interesting finishes.