Engineered wood flooring is, indeed, the poster child for an advanced and modern type of real wood flooring. It offers the beauty and elegance of classic wood floors, however, it is designed in an advanced way that guarantees your engineered wood floor will withstand a lot more than a classic timber wood floor. Engineered wood floorboards come with a core structure of crisscrossed layers. This specific design ensures a significant decrease in the impact of moisture, humidity and temperature fluctuations – all of them a common reason or trigger for a number of solid wood floor damages and issues.
With that being said, engineered wood flooring becomes a great opportunity to enjoy the timeless beauty of real wood even in spaces of high moisture and humidity like the bathroom, kitchen, or basement – something that was unimaginable before the invention of engineered wood. Besides its durability and beauty, engineered wood comes with all the benefits of a real wood floor – it is functional and comfortable, it comes in a great variety of style and appearance options, it can be re-sanded and refinished, it is hygienic and easy to maintain in perfect condition. There is nothing not to like about engineered wood flooring and if you are planning an installation project in your home or office in St Albans, we are the professionals who will take the best care of your project and ensure perfect results.
One of the many benefits of engineered wood flooring is that it is pretty easy to install. Therefore, many people and handymen consider it DIY-worthy. However, no matter how confident you are in your own abilities to install an engineered wood floor, remember that such large-scale and important projects are always better left in the experienced hands of reliable specialists.
We are a company with many years of experience in the floor installation industry in St Albans and our fair share of knowledge, skillset, and craftsmanship in the field. Therefore, we are confident we can achieve perfect and stunning results with every engineered wood floor project and ensure you will be able to enjoy your new durable and hard-wearing floor for many decades. However, besides our expertise, advanced training, and high-quality equipment and products, we mostly pride ourselves in how passionate we are for real wood flooring and how dedicated we are to serving each project in St Albans with a tailored approach, suited to the individual needs, requirements, and desires of the owners.
When it comes to the installation of real wood floors in St Albans, our enthusiasm, passion, and commitment to success are second to none. This is the engine that drives us to make sure we are achieving outstanding results every time. Besides professional performance, from our company, you can also expect an approach that ensures little to no disruption, a smooth-running project. Even if unexpected situations arise, we know how to handle them properly and without causing extra stress and hassle.
One more major advantage of choosing an engineered wood floor is that you have extra flexibility when it comes to installation. Engineered wood floors can be installed either by glueing them down, nailing them down, or the floating way. The latter one is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a beautiful wooden floor over subfloors that cannot be levelled or completely dry – something that cannot happen with classic solid wood flooring. The type of installation of choice depends on many factors – the type and condition of the subfloor, the type of engineered wood floorboards, some specifics of the project.
Generally, engineered wood floorboards are available either with a built-in click system that allows floating installation or a tongue-and-groove profile that requires the usage of adhesive or nails for fixing the floorboards down.
Depending on the type of floorboards and installation, wood floor fitting specialists will approach the project in St Albans differently. One important initial step that should not be missed or neglected is inspecting the condition of the subfloor. Our specialists will make sure that the subfloor is as dry, clean, level, and sound as possible. If for some reason these requirements are not met, our specialists will do their best to do the required repairs and fixes.
Even if this does not help, worry not, you can still have your engineered wood floor installed the floating way. Floating installation is a perfect solution for uneven or not completely dry subfloors as well as for an underfloor heating system. All you need is to purchase a high-quality underlayment with soundproofing, thermal insulation and moisture-blocking properties. Next, the installation of the floorboards with a built-in click-lock system is pretty easy and fast.
In case a floating installation is not required, your option is floorboards with a tongue-and-groove profile. Depending on the type of subfloor, the floorboards can be either glued down or nailed down. Both options ensure great stability and solidness of the floor. Nails are not visible when it comes to nail-down fitting as they remain hidden and won’t affect the appearance of your floor.
Acclimatisation of the flooring materials is one more very important aspect of the installation process. Engineered wood floorboards should be left out of their transportation packaging on-site in St Albans for at least one week before installation. This means that wood will adjust to the moisture levels and average temperature of the room and the floorboards will not start contracting and expanding excessively once they are installed, which can lead to a number of issues for your floor.
Owning a beautiful new engineered wood floor is definitely something to be happy about. However, if you really want to ensure the best for your engineered wood floor, make sure it is installed by experienced and reliable specialists operating in St Albans.
Our engineered wood floor fitting service comes with obligation free site visit, quick quotations and free advice. Give us a call on 020 88309782 to speak to a member of our staff, who can arrange for a free assessment of your engineered wood floor fitting service at convenient for you time.