Laminate Engineered Timber
Budget friendly Comparatively expensive
Good scratch resistance and fade resistance Susceptible to scratches
High resilience and ease of maintenance High resilience andease of maintenance
Not suitable for wet areas Not suitable for wet areas
Offers good finish but cannot match a timber floor Offers great finish and sophistication.
  • Eco-friendly choice: These floorboardsare more sustainable and eco-friendly.
  • Authentic timber finish: The top wear layer consists of authentic timber and hence provides the same finish as luxurious timber flooring.
  • Better resilience: These floors are more strong and sturdy owing to the engineered construction of the mid-layers. They can withstand higher moisture and temperatures.
  • Light on the pocket: Due to the engineered core construction, theyare more economical than traditional solid timber floors. Their locking mechanisms also reduces the installation costs
An engineered timber is the next innovation in timber flooring after solid timber. These have been in use for some time now. They offer the advantages of timber flooring while eliminating some of its disadvantages. An engineered timber plank contains several layers and supplier adopt different methods in manufacturing them. They primarily consists of:
  • A top wear layerof authentic timber
  • Multiple mid-layers compressed filler boards
  • Base layer which serves as backing
The specific design of engineered timber means it offers a range of performance benefits over solid hardwood, such as stability and sustainability. Engineered timber floorboards can be incorporated into your home in exactly the same way as any solid hardwood, from basic flooring to feature walls, joinery or countertops. Two different ranges of timber are dissected below: Construction of European Oak: Construction of Rigid Core Timber: Construction of Australian Hardwood Range: Note: The layers can vary depending on the supplier.