Engineered Wood

Engineered wood is real wood, but instead of one solid piece it consists of three to 10 thin layers of wood, called plies, that are assembled and glued in a cross-ply construction. The top layer of wood can range from 0.6mm to 6mm thickness. Overall board thickness ranges from 10mm to 21mm. Due to its multi-ply structure, engineered wood is much more stable than solid wood and is less susceptible to shrinking and expanding with changes in temperatures and humidity.

  • Engineered wood can be installed directly over concrete and can also be installed below ground level that is at the Basement Level
  • Engineered Wood with < than 3mm thickness cannot be refurbished.

Single Strip- 1 single strip is visible over the face of the Plank

3 strip- Effect- Where 3 smaller strips are visible over the face of the Plank

Widths available vary from 90mm to 360mm in various thickness and lengths

Gloss Level
The gloss level of hardwood flooring is a matter of personal preference.

It does not affect its durability or performance of the floor.

Low gloss floors tend to hide the appearance of minor surface scratches that occur over time. Conversely, higher gloss floors can make scratches look more obvious.

Life Expectancy
Both solid and engineered hardwoods are among the longest lasting flooring options with least impact on the environment and, with proper care may never need replacement.

However, hardwood is susceptible to scratching, especially in high traffic areas, or in households with children or pets.

If you want a floor that can withstand heavy use you can choose floors with a Distressed Look .

Price Points
Wider and Longer Boards are typically more expensive.

Prices start from Rs 90/- sqft to Rs 3000/- sqft

Pros and Cons of Engineered Flooring
  • Adds value to your home- An Engineered wood Floor substantially enhances the value of your home
  • Appearance Improves with time- Engineered wood floors owing to a solid wood top layer improves with age because it acquires a desirable grace over time.
  • Long Lasting : Engineered wood Flooring is one of the longest lasting of all flooring types.
    • Engineered floors have a Lifespan anywhere from 30 - 100 years.
    • Using an engineered wood floor allows you to have a wood floor on any grade level.
    • Can be used on wood subfloors or dry concrete slabs.
    • Better suited for humid areas of the country.
    • Engineered floors are very easy and fast to install.
    • Engineered wood floors are more dimensionally stable than solid wood floors.
    • Engineered floors are available in many different sizes, colors and styles
    • Some engineered floors can be sanded and refinished new again if needed
  • Hardwood floors are the healthiest floors possible. It does not harbour allergens, dust, molds that cause allergies. It is recommended to use by doctors all over the world.
  • An Engineered wood floor owing to its solid top layer is susceptible to scratching from heavy traffic or pet nails.
  • Engineeredwoods should not be used in full bathrooms or kitchens .