Thankfully, there is a viable and affordable alternative in engineered wood flooring. It looks more realistic than laminate flooring and is really long-lasting, so it could well be the choice for you if you're exploring wood flooring options.
Why Choose Engineered Wood Flooring?
When you buy engineered wood flooring, you're buying a product that does give you an element of real wood. This is because the top layer is made from real wood, which is why when the flooring is laid it looks so realistic.
As only the top layer is real, the rest of the engineered wood is treated so it has greater resistance to water - great for any spillage on the floor which might otherwise ruin part of your real wood flooring. This engineered wood is great because it is also less likely to warp when you compare it to real wood used in the same room - it's fine with changes in temperature so is a popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens.
Pretty much wherever you would want wood flooring, you can get engineered wood flooring installed, even in areas of your home where real wood flooring wouldn't be suitable. You can have wider planks than normal, different thickness in the wood and even have it installed over an underfloor heating system.
This type of flooring is really practical throughout the home - you can clean it and even hoover it if you wish! It's also pretty easy to install if you want to have a go at doing it yourself.
Whatever type of flooring you're looking for, make sure you contact a company that has plenty of knowledge in this area. That way, they can tell you whether the product you think will look good will do the practical job too - as that is just as important!
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