Kitchen Flooring - Wood and Tile flooring for Kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories and all around the home
Engineered Hardwood Flooring - the high tech solution for home owners who want the look and feel of a timber floor.
For many home owners nothing quite matches the look and feel of a timber floor. However until relatively recently timber floors were not considered a viable option for conservatories in particular, simply because of the potential heat build up in the conservatory, which could lead to the timber twisting and warping.
Fortunately there is now available a product that can cope with the possible extremes of heat in a conservatory while looking great for years and years to come.
It is also an excellent product to use in Kitchens. This product is Engineered Hardwood Flooring. Even more impressively it is possible to use this flooring option with a special range of underfloor heating – one of the few recommended for use with timber flooring.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring - A flooring solution that is beautiful, natural and enduring – for today, tomorrow and a lifetime.
Just look at the benefits:
Hygienic, easy clean, and non-allergenic;
family friendly – no retention of grime or dirt;
choice in timbers – sourced from every corner of the
peace of mind with up to 25 year manufacturer’s
Professional installations by specially trained expert installers;
A floor that lasts a lifetime and gets even more beautiful with age;
carpet, cannot harbour asthma-causing dust mites or pets
practicability – warm in winter, cool in summer – you
will just want to take off your shoes and feel it.;
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Engineered Hardwood Floor - Technical Specifications
The Standard engineered hardwood floor is 15mm thick overall
is made up of a selected 4mm top hardwood layer, a central
core of fast growing softwood / hevea (to provide the
stiffening and weight) and a back capping of spruce peel
veneer (used as a balancing layer).
This unique construction method, places a core at right angles
to the top and bottom layers, optimising the superb properties
of the natural wood. Movement is practically eliminated,
delivering maximum stability and durability. Natural wood,
whether hardwood or softwood, expands and contracts according
to temperature and atmospheric humidity. This engineered
multi-layer design, which originated in Sweden nearly fifty
years ago, counteracts this movement problem.
The central core is of essential importance to your floor’s
stability, providing critical balance to the top and bottom
layers. Whilst a little more expensive, we recommend you
insist on using a slow growing ¼ cut Arctic Spruce core,
unlike the cheap troublesome plywood or MDF cores commonly
used by some foreign producers.
As an alternative it is possible to give the floor an
exclusive oiled finish that brings out a deeper lustre to the
natural graining of the woods. Based on natural vegetable
oils, the floors are double coated and air-dried.
These finishes protect the hardwood surface and ensure that
your floor remains beautiful, even after years of family use.
This top hardwood surface is sufficiently thick to take 5
sandings and information from the manufacturers claims that it
is usually 10-12 years between sandings.
With an engineered hardwood you have a floor here with a life
expectancy of over 60 years. Everything used in the
manufacture of the engineered hardwood flooring is water
based. All the glues are water based, as are the multi layers
of acrylic lacquer on top, so there are no fumes or
formaldehyde solvents slowly leaking out into the air. This
important consideration is legislation in Europe already, and
is becoming an important consideration in the UK. Full
Technical, and Health and Safety data sheets are available on
Special Note and Warning: Do not confuse Engineered
Hardwood Flooring with the cheaper / thinner laminate flooring
options. This type of flooring which is sometimes miscalled
‘Superboard’, or imitation wood laminate flooring is
normally only 7 / 8mm thick. This type of flooring is entirely
inappropriate for conservatory flooring.
Timber Options: The choice of finish is not just limited
to the standard Oak and Beech ranges. You can select from all
the popular European species such as Oak, Cherry, Steamed
Beech, Maple and Ash as well as the more exotic choices such
as Aloma, Merbau, Iroko, Kambala Teak and Mahogany, to name
but a few.
Some of the more popular options are shown below. You may click on any image for a larger view.
Timber Flooring – Care and Maintenance
Like any form of floor covering a wooden floor must be
regularly cleaned and maintained in accordance with certain
basic rules. It is a natural product and therefore vulnerable
to misuse, but will reward regular care and attention. The
most important thing to remember is to avoid excessive
moisture. Gravel, dirt and grit and sharp objects are the
enemy of any hardwood floor. All manufacturers recommend an
effective doormat both outside and inside your front door, to
stop trafficking dirt and grit.
Your Conservatories Online Recommended installer is pleased to
offer an annual “birthday” visit by one of their care and
maintenance engineers if you so wish. They will professionally
refresh the lacquer or re-oil the floor depending on the
finish you have chosen. Currently the fee for this is just
£88.00 (incl VAT) per room with a discount available for
Exceptional value for “Total Peace of Mind”.
New - Under Floor Heating for timber flooring.
Enjoy comfortable heating in any building without the
inconvenience, costs and unsightly service requirements
of conventional heating systems. To Request a free
brochure click here